Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomedical Image Analysis

University of Oxford - Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Old Road Campus Building

We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomedical Image Analysis to join Professor Jens Rittscher’s group at the Department of Engineering Science (Headington). You will work on the Wellcome Trust funded cluster for the development of dynamic 3D nanoscopy. This post is fixed-term and available for 3 years.

The goal of this programme is to understand fundamental cellular processes at the tens of nanometre scale. You will be developing state of the art image analysis algorithms that will allow the automatic identification and assessment of sub-cellular structures. This interdisciplinary, international collaboration with physicists and biologists based in Yale University, USA and the University of Cambridge, UK is led by Professor J Rothman (Yale) and Professor D St Johnston (Cambridge).

You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in medical imaging or computer vision or another related area and possess a strong interest in biological imaging. You will have experience in computer vision and machine learning and programming experience in Python/C/C++ would be an advantage

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor J Rittscher (email:

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 9 January 2017 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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