Research Associates in Biomedical Image Analysis

Imperial College London - Department of Computing

Two Research Associates in Biomedical Image Analysis

Salary range: £36,070 - £43,350 per annum* (Maximum salary on appointment will be £40,030 per annum)

Fixed term appointments for up to 3 years starting in January 2017

We are seeking to appoint two Research Associates for a project on innovative healthcare engineering jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust and EPSRC. The aim of the project is to advance ultrasound imaging technology to improve the detection of birth defects in unborn babies. This will entail the development of a fully automated and computer-guided ultrasound system, allowing midwives to acquire 3D images of the whole baby with much greater detail than is currently possible. A key aspect of the project is the development of intelligent algorithms that will be able to automatically analyse the images acquired. These techniques should substantially improve detection rates of congenital abnormalities. The projects will combine two emerging paradigms in computer and imaging science to address the challenge of identifying fetal abnormalities: Machine learning techniques and very large datasets.

To apply you will need to have a strong computing or engineering background. You should have a PhD (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the subject area, i.e. Computing or Engineering.

You should have proven knowledge and track record in several of the following areas: Machine learning, computer vision and medical image analysis (in particular segmentation, registration, feature analysis, modelling or visualization). Preference will be given to applicants with a proven publication track record and excellent programming skills. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English. You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines.

You will be part of the Biomedical Image Analysis Group based at the South Kensington campus. The mission of the group is to develop novel, computational techniques for the analysis of biomedical images. For further information on the group see: The Group is part of the Department of Computing which is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £31,740 - £33,370 per annum.

How to apply: 
Our preferred method of application is online via our website at: (please select “job search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20160399LE into “keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Applications must include:

  • A college application form
  • A full CV
  • A two-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Jo Day by email to:

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