|Salary:||£49,737 to £58,421 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance, Grade 7|
|Placed On:||26th May 2023|
|Closes:||7th June 2023|
Location: St Thomas' Campus
Contact details: Jorge Cardoso. email@example.com
KCL is co-Leading (jointly with UCL) a long-term Wellcome-funded, 5+ years programme of translational research seeking to transform acute neurology through the application of novel, domain-tailored machine learning.
The Programme for High-Dimensional Neurology, running for 3 years, is creating a comprehensive, large-scale, multi-site, hospital-embedded framework for complex modelling of rich clinical and brain imaging data, and delivering a suite of real-world applications across stroke, neuroradiology, and acute cognitive dysfunction.
Unifying multidisciplinary expertise across KCL (School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences; Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience), and UCL (Queen Square Institute of Neurology), the programme is being deeply integrated with partner hospitals, and aligned with their priority research strategies, including UCLH's flagship Research Hospital Initiative to weave artificial intelligence into the operational and clinical fabric of the hospital.
The programme is supported by globally unique clinical data sources including a curated catalogue >106 annotated MR imaging sessions across neurology, and prospective streams of ~104 richly phenotyped patient admissions annually.
Computation is assisted by the largest hospital-embedded HPC installation in Europe with a joint capacity of >15 petaFLOPS at half precision, allied to the London Medical Imaging & Artificial Intelligence Centre for Value-Based Healthcare centre, and dedicated facilities at UCL.
The programme seeks to pioneer novel, state-of-the-art machine learning methods rendered uniquely feasible by the conjunction of high performance compute with large-scale, comprehensive, fully-inclusive data. Special attention is being be given to enabling large-scale distributed learning while assuring data security through the use of privacy-preserving generative models, and federated learning.
We are building a large team of outstanding researchers with a passion for innovation with rapid, real-world impact, achievable within the life-time of the project. Successful applicants will join what is probably the largest and most ambitious project of its kind, apply their skills to globally unique datasets, and help deliver a flagship programme of translational research with major impact in the field.
The programme represents a superb training opportunity both for those seeking an academic career in translational research and for those intending to move to industry through new spin-outs or established enterprises through the newly formed St Thomas MedTech Hub.
Two new roles are available across the following domains: 1) automated data labelling and curation, 2) natural language processing, and 3) modelling of normal and diversely abnormal multi-modal brain imaging.
The roles will be based at King’s College London (St Thomas Campus). Staff are expected to spend a significant proportion of time at King’s College Hospital (Denmark Hill) working with our clinical collaborators, and will regularly meet with the UCL part of the team. This programme will also collaborate with large industry partners (i.e. NVIDIA, NetApp, SCAN computers and IBM), and with SMEs both local and international.
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 2 years
This is a full-time post
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