Research Associate in Light-Field Imaging for Medical Applications

University College London - Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Centre for Medical Image Computing

Full Time :

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be Grade 7 £34,056 - £41,163 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The post-doctoral Research Associate will be involved in the design of a next generation system for robotic endoscopy, leveraging advances in camera systems and optics miniaturisation. The goal of the project is to improve the optomechatronics of endoscopes so that in tandem with computational achievements in 3D vision, solve the problem of 3D reconstruction. They will investigate new lens technologies to improve image quality and leverage approaches such as depth from focus/defocus. He/she will be responsible for optical system simulation, system construction and evaluation, and ex vivo and in vivo experimentation, and final packaging into an endoscope format. Expected tools to be used are optics design programs like Zemax and OSLO, or numerical computation IDEs like Matlab.

The post holder will be employed within the Translational Imaging Group (TIG), part of UCL’s Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) with strong interactions between various clinical partners, especially at the Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL, and Chitra Sethia Centre for Robotics and Minimal Access Surgery, UCL.

This post is funded for two years in the first instance. Further funding to support the post may be available.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent qualification, or equivalent industrial experience, in optics, optical system design, image processing 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 competent engineering skills and as well possessing the ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English.

All candidates must have demonstrable experience of scientific programming and optical system development. Familiarity with light-field technology and simulation of micro-lens systems is highly desirable. An in-depth working knowledge of optical systems, as evidenced by a PhD or equivalent degree or equivalent industrial experience is essential. Experience with Matlab, Python, or C/C++ programming is necessary.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD. If about to submit a PhD the appointment will initially be at Grade 6B (£29,809-£31,432 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance), with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to date of final submission of PhD thesis.

UCL vacancy reference : 1589844.

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

If ou have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact: Dr. Christos Bergeles at If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Neha Shah at

Closing Date: 31 October 2016

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

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