Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Image-Guided Neurosurgery

University College London - UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Translational Imaging Department

Full Time :

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 0. The salary range will be Grade 7 £33,686 - £40,716 per annum /Grade 8 £41,844 - £49,362 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

This is an exciting opportunity for a researcher with skills in scientific computing to join an internationally leading university research group. The aim of the project is to have an active role in the full lifecycle of a surgical planning system for epilepsy neurosurgery.

The main purpose of this post is to develop novel methods for automated and interactive planning of neurosurgical interventions and to implement cutting edge real-time visualization techniques for patient specific multi-modal data. The project has a strong translational focus, and excellent software development skills are required to design, document, implement, test and deliver a working planning tool for daily clinical use at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN).

This post is funded for 24 months in the first instance.

Candidates must have a PhD, equivalent qualification, or equivalent industrial experience, in image processing, medical image analysis, computer vision or a closely related field. Candidates must possess a first or upper second undergraduate degree, or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or a related subject and be able to demonstrate excellent software engineering, and written and verbal communication skills.

All candidates must have demonstrable experience of C++ programming and software development in a collaborative development environment. Familiarity with version control using software, such as Subversion or Git is preferable. An in-depth working knowledge of medical image analysis and/or image guided surgery, as evidenced by a PhD or equivalent degree or equivalent industrial experience is essential. Experience with Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) programming, for example Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) or OpenCL, is advantageous. In addition, experience of developing commercial software-based medical devices (including knowledge and experience of standard software design and development processes for European Conformity (CE) marking and/or Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval) is desirable.

To be appointed at Grade 8 (Senior Research Associate) candidates must be able to demonstrate experience leading a team of researchers and have some evidence of being invited to present at international conferences. A good publication record in peer reviewed publications.

UCL vacancy reference : 1558547        

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Further information about the Translational Imaging Group can be found at: If you have any further queries please contact Neha Shah, The Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award which recognises and celebrates good practice and commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education and research. The award reflects our commitment to the advancement and promotion of diversity and equality. For further information please visit

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Interview Date: TBC

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