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Research Assistant / Associate in Biomedical Image Analysis*

Imperial College London - Department of Computing

Location: London
Salary: £33,380 to £45,547 per annum*
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2018
Closes: 31st January 2019
Job Ref: ENG00629

Fixed term appointment from 1st March 2019, for up to 3 years

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant / Associate for a collaborative project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The aim of the project is to use artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions to discover and quantify markers of pathological neonatal and foetal movements.

As part of the project we seek to answer three  fundamental questions:

(1) Can we use machine learning to correlate neonatal movements to neurological development,

(2) can we develop automated means to quantitatively assess foetal and neonatal movement patterns, to facilitate earlier diagnosis and more effective treatments of life-changing conditions affecting babies and children

(3) can we use machine learning to elucidate links between specific movement patterns or characteristics and pathological conditions, use computational modelling in collaboration with a post-doctoral researcher at the Bioengineering department to provide a physiological understanding of movement signatures symptomatic of specific pathologies, and validate the efficacy of assessing movement patterns as a diagnostic tool.

The project will combine important areas of technology to address the challenge of identifying neurological conditions immediately after birth: RGB+depth image acquisition, magnetic resonance imaging and AI and ML techniques.

Essential requirements:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the subject area, i.e. Computing or Engineering.
  • A strong computing or engineering background.
  • Proven knowledge and track record in some of the following areas: Machine learning, computer vision, 3D geometry processing, and medical image analysis.
  • Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals.
  • Excellent programming skills (C++, python).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to organise your work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines.

You will be part of the human-in-the-loop computing group and Biomedical Image Analysis Group based at the South Kensington campus. For further information about the groups see: and . The Groups are part of the Department of Computing, Imperial College London, which is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities. We will collaborate with the Developmental Biomechanics lab at the Department of Bioengineering.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 - £35,061 per annum.

How to apply:

For further details on this opportunity visit our Jobs website and search using vacancy reference number ENG00629. In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

  • A full CV
  • A two-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Jamie Perrins:

Please direct queries about further project background information to Bernhard Kainz

Closing Date: 31/01/2019

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