Research Associate position in Medical Image Computing

The Microstructure Imaging Group (MIG) within the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) and Dept. Computer Science (UCL-CS) at University College London (UCL) is offering a new post-doctoral research position to work on biophysical simulation for imaging tissue microstructure.

The new post will work on the development of novel biophysical simulation to advance microstructure imaging using multi-modal MRI data. This post will be part of a new EPSRC funded project that aims to re-invent the current state-of-the-art simulation within the Camino toolkit. The current simulator in Camino (Hall IEEE TMI 2009) will be re-designed from ground up to support the validation of recently emerged microstructure imaging techniques such as NODDI (Zhang NeuroImage 2012) and VERDICT (Panagiotaki Cancer Research 2014). The project also involves collaborations with UCL’s Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering (MPBE), Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging (CABI), Institute of Neurology (ION) and UCL Hospitals, and University of Sydney, to exploit the simulation in the development of next-generation multi-modal neuroimaging and cancer imaging techniques.

UCL is among the top-ten world-wide research institutions, is the most highly cited European institute by health researcher, has particular strengths in Biomedicine and Engineering and is in the heart of central London. CMIC combines methodological researchers from the Depts of CS and MPBE with biomedical and clinical groups in the School of Life and Medical Sciences. The interface of engineering with medicine, where CMIC specializes, is a unique and exciting place to do cutting-edge research.

Applicants must have, or expect to obtain, a PhD in a relevant discipline. Strong maths and programming skills are essential, as well as a good publication record in relevant journals. Previous experience with quantitative MRI, image analysis, mathematical modelling, biophysical simulation, software development and MATLAB are all advantageous. The appointment will be made on the Research Associate salary scale at grade 7, depending on experience, and will be funded for 2 years.

Further details and information on how to apply can be found here.

Informal enquiries to Dr Gary Zhang and Prof. Daniel Alexander for further information are welcome.

The closing date for applications is 23rd June 2016.