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Senior Software Engineer Imaging Informatics

The Institute of Cancer Research - MRI team

Location: London
Salary: £47,500 to £50,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 21st December 2022
Job Ref: ID460
Key Information

Salary: Subject to comparable skills and experienceFuture progression is based on annual performance review. 

Duration of Contract: Fixed Term for 12 months.

Location Sutton. This role may be eligible for hybrid working. 

Hours per week: 35 hours per week (Full Time). 

Closing Date: 21 December 2022

Job Details

Under the leadership of Simon Doran, we are seeking to appoint a Senior Software Engineer in Imaging Informatics to join the growing XNAT team at ICR. XNAT (https://www.xnat.org) is an open-source tool for supporting medical imaging research that has been adopted by many advanced imaging institutions around the world, not least by leading UK universities, and the team at ICR leads on development of XNAT’s zero-footprint web-based image viewer, which is a custom integration for XNAT of the Open Health Imaging Foundation (OHIF) viewer (https://ohif.org).

The role involves three main areas of open source software development:
  • Take the team's previous work described here to the next level by implementing new features and elements of our roadmap.
  • Create new tools for visualising and working with digital pathology images using XNAT.
  • Research into next-generation searching and cohort-building for Artificial Intelligence research, supporting a recent grant from Cancer Research UK.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have:

  • excellent software development skills
  • an extensive knowledge of a minimum of two high-level programming languages
  • a degree in computer science, physical sciences, mathematics, computational biology, radiography, nuclear medicine or a related field
Other desirable skills and experience are:
  • previous experience of computing in a medical field, particularly imaging
  • familiarity with the requirements of research and clinical environments
  • experience of handling data

Department/Directorate Information

Your colleagues in the MRI team will include world-leading clinical radiologists and specialists in imaging informatics, artificial intelligence, MRI physics and image analysis. The Division of Radiotherapy and Imaging is investigating new imaging methods to diagnose cancer, and ways in which advances in technology and molecular biology can improve radiation treatment. 

We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached for more detailed information regarding this role. For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Simon Doran via email on Simon.Doran@icr.ac.uk.

About The Institute of Cancer Research

Why work for us?

As a member of staff, you'll have exclusive access to a range of staff benefits.

The ICR is committed to supporting overseas applicants applying for roles, please click here to find out further information.

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world's most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. Further information about working at the ICR can be found here.

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.

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