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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

A position exists for a Research Associate to work on the development of image reconstruction and image analysis methods for a novel end-to-end pipeline for cancer imaging diagnosis and treatment planning. This position is funded by the Wellcome Trust project All in one cancer imaging optimisation using an integrated mathematical and deep learning approach.

This is a collaborative project between mathematicians in Cambridge and the Alan Turing Institute, medical researchers and clinicians from Addenbrookes Hospital and Siemens. The role of this position will be to design and implement novel, cutting-edge image reconstruction and image analysis methods for Computed Tomography, to develop an end-to-end pipeline for cancer imaging diagnosis and treatment planning.

This is an exceptional opportunity to conduct ambitious research whilst collaborating with an international and interdisciplinary team for designing novel developments in machine learning and inverse problems for cancer imaging.

The successful candidate will be part of the Cambridge Image Analysis (CIA) Group.
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We are looking for an excellent and ambitious researcher who wants to join this research endeavour.

The successful candidate will have, or about to be awarded a PhD in mathematics or a in a relevant discipline, along with experience in one or more of the following: inverse imaging problems, variational reconstruction approaches, deep learning and (bio-) medical imaging. Substantial experience in programming languages e.g. Python, C, R and/or MATLAB and excellent communication and organisation skills are also essential to the role.

There are generous funds available under the project for attending conferences and conducting research visits.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2023 for a limit of tenure of 6 months in the first instance.

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You will need to upload a CV and a covering letter and any additional supporting documentation, such as credentials, as you feel is appropriate for this post. In your covering letter, please clearly state how your knowledge, skills and experience match the criteria specified as being assessed by application form in the person profile section of the further particulars. The full contact details for two referees should be included; please note that we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage unless you indicate otherwise in the space provided on the form.

The deadline for applications is 9 October 2022 and interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

Please quote reference LE33208 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Closing date

Oct 9th 2022

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