Research Associate/Senior Research Associate – Software Engineering

University College London - UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

The goal of these 2-year Biomedical Research Council funded projects is to implement data management systems and integrate novel analytical pipelines for imaging and non-imaging data.

These positions specifically aim at supporting large scale and high-throughput clinical research projects through automated analysis of acquired data. It involves the management and further development of our current platforms for data management based on XNAT, as well as the translation of fully automated image analysis algorithms for imaging data (using Nipype and DAX).

The post holder will be employed within the Translational Imaging Group, Centre for Medical Image Computing, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, UCL with strong interactions with partners within UCL and in other universities in the UK. These partners include the BHF-NIHR Bloomsbury Comprehensive Clinical Phenotyping Facility (BCCP) at UCL and the Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) members nationwide, especially working in close collaboration with the University of Oxford.

The posts are funded for 2 years in the first instance.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in one of the following: medical informatics, medical image computing, medical physics, scientific computing, or a closely related field. They will be able to demonstrate good mathematical, algorithmic, and software development skills. They will also be able to demonstrate strong experience in C/C++ or Java programming and Python. Knowledge and experience in high-performance computing and database management, especially Postgresql, is highly advantageous. Familiarity with XNAT, Nipype, or DAX, though not a prerequisite, will also be advantageous.

UCL vacancy reference: 1679118

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 scientific content of the vacancy, please contact Dr Marc Modat (

For general application queries, please contact Miss Sarah Jeffrey (

Closing Date: 29 October 2017.

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

Interview Date: TBC.

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