Research Scientist (Contractor) – CV-Camera Team – AI

  • Full Time
  • London
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive

Website Huawei

Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

About Huawei Research and Development UK Limited

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have 207,000 employees and operate in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide superior computing power where you need it, when you need it; build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people in all aspects of their life, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go.

This spirit of innovation has led Huawei to work in close partnership with leading academic institutions in the UK to develop and refine the latest technologies. With a shared commitment to innovation and progress, both parties have worked together to achieve common goals and establish a strong partnership. The partnership between UK and Huawei help to develop the technologies of the future that will transform the way we all communicate, work and live.

For the past 30 years, we have maintained an unwavering focus, rejecting shortcuts and easy opportunities that don’t align with our core business. With a practical approach to everything we do, we concentrate our efforts and invest patiently to drive technological breakthroughs.

This strategic focus is a reflection of our core values:

  • staying customer-centric
  • inspiring dedication
  • persevering
  • growing by reflection

Huawei Research and Development UK Limited Overview

Huawei’s vision is a fully connected, intelligent world. To achieve this, we work to inspire passion for basic research around the world. Our combined passion drives development across the global innovation value chain. Huawei has the largest Research and Development organization in the world with 96,000+ employees in research centers around the globe. In the UK, we already have design centres in Cambridge, London, Edinburgh and Ipswich. We continue to explore and define new research directions and new services. We have expanded our collaborations with academic researchers; researched new network architectures, integration of communications and key enabling technologies; and developed the fundamental theories of these technologies. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey and drive your career forward.

Job Summary

The CV-Camera Team at Huawei London Research Centre is looking for a Research Scientist with experience in Generative AI. The team is dedicated to addressing challenging computer vision tasks and providing effective solutions to real problems in application. We are looking for candidates experienced in Generative AI (GAN, Diffusion Models, Diffusion Transformers).

The research scientist will conduct both academic and applied research. They will aim to advance the state-of-the-art in Generative AI with top-tier conference publications and will collaboratively develop advanced products and services with other teams in the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading and participating in cutting-edge research products, focusing on Generative AI.
  • Devising, prototyping and patenting innovative solutions in collaboration with product teams.
  • External engagement: drafting academic publications and patents.

This job description is only an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role. The job holder will carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required by his/her line manager. The job description and personal specifications may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of Huawei Research and Development UK Limited.

Person Specification:


  • PhD degree in Computer Vision or related field (Machine Learning, Computer Graphics).
  • Hands-on experience with Generative AI.
  • Strong research track records, e.g. first-author papers published in top-tier conferences including CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, Siggraph (Asia), etc.
  • Strong coding skills, able to quickly prototype in Python.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.


  • Passionate about Generative AI.
  • Experience working in the industry and collaborating with product teams.
  • Experience with PyTorch profiler, Gradio, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with ViTs, GAN, and Diffusion Model.
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