Research Associate in Computer-Assisted Interventions

University College London - UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 - £41,864 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) will be part of a vibrant team that develops robots and algorithms for regenerative medical interventions in confined spaces. More specifically, the funded project pertains to the development of a micro-surgical robot for the implantation of sight-restoring stem cells to the retina. This specific position aims at developing the computer vision tools that enable image-guided delivery of the said stem cells. The PDRA can be involved in the design and development of real-time algorithms for tool segmentation, retinal image analysis, multi-modal image registration, and the overall framework that provides the computer-aided assistance during the robotic intervention. The PDRA will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of algorithm development, testing, and deployment to the operating theatre.

This post is funded for two years in the first instance.

Candidates must have a PhD, equivalent qualification, or equivalent industrial experience in computer vision, computer science, medical image computing, biomedical engineering, or closely related field. Candidates must possess a first or upper second undergraduate degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, or related subject, and must demonstrate excellent engineering and communication skills. A strong publication record is expected.

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

For enquiries about the post, please contact Dr Christos Bergeles (

For any queries regarding the application process, please contact Alexandra Ferrell (

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