Optimam 2 Research Fellow

University of Surrey - Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location: Guildford

Closing Date: Tuesday 25 October 2016

Reference: 072516

A Research Fellow opportunity exists within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences to start as soon as possible for a period of up to 24 months, working on the CR-UK funded Optimam2 project. This is comprised of a consortium led by the National Coordinating Centre for the Physics of Mammography, in association with the University of Surrey, the University of Leuven, St George’s Hospital London and Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge. The Optimam2 project is aimed at developing methods based around the Virtual Clinical Trials paradigm for optimizing the use of imaging technology for X-ray breast cancer screening. This involves image simulation and validation of test objects, simulating pathology and mammograms and conducting validation studies.


You should ideally have experience working in the field of X-ray mammography or X-ray Radiology and have good computational skills. Prior experience with medical imaging/physics, image simulation and analysis is also highly desirable, particularly using Matlab. Experience with Geant Monte Carlo simulation is also desirable alongside use of medical image analysis software (e.g. ImageJ).

The post is based in the world renowned Centre for Vision Speech & Signal Processing: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/cvssp/  and as such offers world class computational facilities. The candidate will also be required to spend time working at collaborating sites, including NCCPM: https://medphys.royalsurrey.nhs.uk/nccpm/

You should therefore be willing to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and to assist, as needed, working with others in this multi-disciplinary research programme.

Good communication and organisational skills, and an approachable disposition are therefore highly desirable.

A PhD in a relevant area, or equivalent clinical/research experience in radiological imaging is required. 

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Kevin Wells by email: k.wells@surrey.ac.uk or telephone + 44 (0)1483 686036.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

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