Edinburgh Imaging

03 Oct 18. Job - Post-Doctoral Researcher

University of Edinburgh HDR UK Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Researcher

Job reference: 045445
Post: Post-Doctoral Researcher


Salary: £33,199 to £39,609
Department: Centre for Clinical Brain SciencesThe University of Edinburgh 


Closing date: 16th October 2018


Applicants can apply here.



(Fixed Term for 2 years)

A post-doctoral level position is available within the University of Edinburgh, a top 20 leading global academic institution, for a computer scientist in Modern Machine Learning Approaches for Medical Image Analysis, linked to the recently announced Health Data Research UK Scottish Substantive Site, one of only 6 such institutes in the UK.

The successful candidate will join an internationally recognised multidisciplinary team including clinical medical imaging experts, especially of the brain (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Edinburgh), and in informatics, machine/deep learning and computer vision (School of Informatics, Edinburgh; CVIP/VAMPIRE, Computing Dundee).

The main purpose of this role is to develop robust medical image analysis systems and tools that can successfully process multi-modality heterogeneous medical imaging – i.e. Computed Tomography, CT, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI for consistent, accurate biomarker identification, diagnosis, risk stratification and quantification of common brain diseases at scale, ultimately for use in routine health care. The post-holder will develop advanced solutions based on machine learning and deep learning. We have immediate access to multi-modal, highly characterised neuroimaging and other related data including clinical data on over 30,000 patients. Research access is being prepared to the Scottish national PACS, the Scottish Medical Imaging Research Database on the National Safe Haven (part of the £7.5M Scottish Farr Institute funding), which includes 23 million routinely collected radiological examinations linked to other medical records from a population of 5.4 million and over 1.7 petabytes of data collected since 2010.

Informatics, brain and related imaging are highly connected across Scotland, the UK and internationally.

Relevant research experience in computer science including expertise to PhD level in machine learning or a strongly related field is required. This post would suit recent postdocs but could be adapted for more senior academics where past experience is closely aligned with the aims of this role.


Application details

Closing date: 16th October 2018

For an informal discussion about the role please contact grant.mair@ed.ac.uk.

Please apply on Edinburgh University jobs website with a CV and covering letter of no more than 500 words explaining what you can bring to this role.

For more information and to submit an application, please use the ‘apply’ button in the link, here.