|Salary:||£35,333 to £42,155 per annum (Grade 7)|
|Placed On:||24th January 2023|
|Closes:||21st February 2023|
Full-time: 35 hours per week
Fixed-term: 2 years
We are looking for a postdoctoral research assistant to join our developing medical physics program. You will make substantial contributions to the simulation of the Total Body PET detectors as well as developing advanced reconstruction techniques.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is an important technique that is used in the diagnosis of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and cardiovascular diseases. In recent years total body PET scanners with axial lengths of 1-2 m have been developed. These devices have the potential to dramatically reduce the radiation dose of a PET scan and broaden the utility of PET in human medical research resulting in new clinical applications. The experimental particle physics group at the University of Edinburgh has developed a collaboration with the Preclinical PET Facility at the Edinburgh QMRI facility. Using in-house expertise, we have developed a Geant4-based simulation framework that allows to study and optimize the parameters of total body PET scanners. We are looking for a PDRA to take these simulation studies further, to develop reconstruction techniques and to investigate combined PET/Computed Tomography (CT) scanning techniques.
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The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.
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