Research Associate in Medical Image Computing

University College London - UCL Computer Science

UCL is among the top-ten world-wide research institutions and has particular strengths in Biomedicine and Engineering. CMIC combines methodological researchers from the Departments of CS and Medical Physics & Bioengineering with biomedical and clinical groups in UCL’s Medical Faculties. The interface of these areas is a unique and exciting place to do cutting-edge research. This context of the UK government’s Global Challenges research initiative aiming to bring UK’s research power to bare on problems in LMICs makes this a uniquely compelling opportunity.

The Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC: http://cmic.cs.ucl.ac.uk ), and Dept. of Computer Science (UCL-CS: http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk ) at University College London (UCL: http://www.ucl.ac.uk ) is offering a new post-doctoral research position to work on deep learning techniques for enhancing imaging capabilities in sub-Saharan Africa.

The post is within CMIC's microstructure imaging group ( http://cmic.cs.ucl.ac.uk/mig ) and in collaboration with UCL’s Institute of Child Health (ICH) and the College of Medicine University of Ibadan (COMUI), Nigeria. The project builds on our recent work on image quality transfer (Alexander NIMG 2017; Tanno MICCAI 2017). It will develop new computational methods to enhance images from the low-power scanners typical of lower and middle income countries (LMICs) with knowledge from more powerful scanners available in the UK. The project focuses on application area of childhood epilepsy – a major health and social problem in sub-Saharan Africa.

The post is funded initially for 2 years. Expected starting date is around Feb/March 2018.

Applicants must have, or expect to obtain, a PhD in a relevant discipline. Experience is advantageous in one or more of the following areas: computational imaging, machine learning, medical image analysis and image registration. The post holder will need to demonstrate a good publication record in relevant journals and conferences and good programming skills.

The appointment will be on UCL Grade . The salary range will be Grade 7: £34,635 - £41,864  per annum. Grade 8: £43,023 - £50,753 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

UCL vacancy reference: 1704193      

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

For further details and informal enquiries please contact Prof. Daniel Alexander ( d.alexander@ucl.ac.uk ).

Interview Date: TBC

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