Research Associate in Computer Vision and Android App Software Development for Disease Diagnosis

University College London - UCL London Centre for Nanotechnology

i-sense, the EPSRC IRC in Early Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Disease, is an £11M, five-year collaborative research programme led by UCL, with partners Imperial College London, Newcastle University, and the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, as well as Public Health England, the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), and industrial partners including Google, Microsoft, and Telefónica ( The purpose of this post is to develop an Android-based platform to support i-sense research - developing novel, mobile phone-linked diagnostic tests for infectious diseases. The post-holder will be responsible for tasks that include designing and implementing software to collect and analyse data and images from mobile phones, as well as designing and implementing databases to store information obtained from mobile sensor systems, documenting and publishing the results. This position will be based at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL Bloomsbury Campus, though location is flexible, and is funded for 12 months in the first instance.

The successful applicant will have recent (i.e. up-to-date) demonstrable, experience-based knowledge of Android development. They should have a PhD or degree in science, engineering, or a computing discipline, or equivalent professional experience. Knowledge of computer vision/image analysis is essential. Candidates should also be able to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

UCL vacancy reference: 1663410

Applicants should apply online.

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

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Marta Dul at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (via email: or by post: 17-19 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH) for advice.

Closing Date: 3/9/2017.

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

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