Filled Vacancies

Univeristy College London - Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering


£32,699 to £39,523 UCL Grade 7, per annum, inclusive of London Allowance

£40,618 to £47,915 UCL Grade 8, per annum, inclusive of London Allowance

Hours: Full Time
Contract:  3 Years in the first instance funded by the Wellcome Trust and EPSRC
Closes:      11th July 2014
Job Ref: 1419633


Main Purpose of the Post:

UCL was recently awarded £10million to develop better tools and imaging techniques that will improve the success of surgery and other therapies on unborn babies in collaboration with KU Leuven, Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London Hospital.


We are seeking a post-doctoral research associate to work on developing medical image analysis techniques for building flexible probabilistic models based on pre-operative 2D and 3D ultrasound and clinical MRI for planning and assisting in in utero fetal surgical procedures. The successful candidate will develop and integrate methods for co-registering and fusing pre-operative data, building probabilistic models from this data, perturbing these models to simulate motion and interaction with surgical tools as well as robust and accurate methods to register models to intra-operative imaging. In addition, they will be required to work on the integration of a suite of novel imaging hardware, software and surgical tools into a full clinical system. 


The project is ambitious and widely scoped and therefore there will be exciting opportunities to work on novel medical image analysis methods, advanced integration of imaging devices, surgical hardware and image analysis software.


This grant is funded for 3 years in the first instance by the Wellcome Trust and EPSRC.


Key Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in medical image computing or a comparable subject. They will have strong expertise in programming high-level languages to include C++, Python and Matlab. They will also have experience in the use of medical image processing libraries as well as developing them (e.g.: ITK, VTK, NiftyReg, FSL, SPM, IGSTK). In order to be considered for a grade 8, the successful candidate will have significant experience within the field. Please see the person specification for further information.


Further Details:

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

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If you have any queries regarding the scientific content of the vacancy please contact Prof. Seb Ourselin ( ). For applying queries please contact Jenny Nery ( ).

Job Description and Person Specification