Filled Vacancies

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship based within the UCL Translational Imaging Group, Centre for Medical Image Computing, Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, starting in November 2015.




The research project entails research and development of new optomechatronics for imaging systems such as endoscopes and ophthalmoscopes. Up to now, 3D medical imaging has been conducted using stereo cameras. However, with new lens arrangements, and re-engineering of endoscopes and ophthalmoscopes, we believe that it is possible to capture the 3D structure of the scene, thus significantly changing the surgical imaging paradigm. Such accomplishments, however, require extensive research on the optical systems involved, especially when the human eye with its complex anatomy is considered. Further, to process the wealth of data that HD 3D images possess, high-performance computation is required.


Hence, the open project is about designing, simulating, and engineering systems for medical imaging. Two types of applicants will be considered:

1) The applicant should have an excellent background in software engineering to be able to create real-time rendering algorithms and optical system simulation. Experience in mechatronics is a plus.

2) The application should be an excellent mechanical engineer, with a good physics background, in order to be able to model and design medical imaging systems. 


Eligibility and to apply:

In order to be eligible, applicants will have achieved (or are predicted) a first class or upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualifications or experience) in a related subject. The studentship compromises of UK/EU fees level and a tax-free stipend of £16,851 per annum. In order to qualify candidates must be UK/EU passport holders or qualify for UCL home fees status.


To apply please send:

1) A copy of your CV

2) Contact details of 2 academic references

3) A cover letter stating the reasons you are applying for this studentship to:




The successful applicant to this project will join the UCL Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging programme, for more information please go to:


For more information about the Translational Imaging Group:


Further Details

If you have any queries regarding the scientific content of the vacancy please contact Dr. Christos Bergeles via For general application queries please contact Rebecca Holmes