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Research Associate in Performance Science

Closing date: 12pm Monday 24 April 2017

Interview date: Thursday 11 May 2017

Salary: £38,711 - £44,278 per annum

Job Ref No: 501-17

Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over 60 countries and are taught in a dynamic environment, leaving the RCM to become the outstanding performers, conductors and composers of the future. The RCM was recently named by the QS World University Rankings as the top conservatoire in the UK and Europe, and second in the world for the Performing Arts.

To expand its internationally distinctive research, the RCM is seeking to engage a fixed-term (18 months) Research Associate to join its Centre for Performance Science. The post-holder will undertake research on the internationally-funded TELMI project (Technology Enhanced Learning of Musical Instrument Performance), working closely with Imperial College London’s Biologically Inspired Computer Vision Group. We are looking for candidates with experience in the following:

  • Programming. You should also have experience with real-time video processing and computer vision libraries, such as OpenCV.
  • Analysing human motion, as well as familiarity with working with large amounts of visual and audio data.
  • Machine learning.
  • Working in academic research environments and with writing and publishing peer-reviewed research.
  • PhD in a relevant subject.

For further details of this position and to download our Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring forms please see below.

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

With some roles at the RCM, second interviews may take place.

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Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant:

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS


020 7591 4784

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying. If you are submitting your application by post, please enclose two copies of your completed form.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Isabella Enstrom to discuss your requirements.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.

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