Edinburgh Imaging

26 Feb 19. Job - DTP in Precision Medicine

MRC Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) in Precision Medicine.

Project title: Novel methods for analysis of total-body Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging datasets


Supervisor(s): Dr Adriana Tavares & Prof Tom Freeman
Centre/Institute: Centre for Cardiovascular Science


Closing date: 8th April 2019


Applicants can apply here.

This PhD project is truly a multidisciplinary proposal that brings together cutting-edge specialised molecular imaging expertise from biology, medical physics and bioengineering disciplines. This project aims to develop software and methods of image analysis, which will help extract data from rich multiparameter and multidimensional PET images.


Training outcomes:

The student will be primarily based at the Edinburgh Imaging Facility Preclinical  (Dr Tavares), a state-of-the-art infrastructure with a unique set up for in vivo preclinical imaging.

Adjacent to this facility is the image analysis lab, part of the Edinburgh Imaging Facility QMRI, where cutting-edge imaging software is available and novel software is continuously been developed.

At the Roslin Institute, cutting-edge network analysis software is currently being developed (Prof Freeman) and its applicability of such software to PET imaging datasets will be explored in this project.


The student will have the opportunity to gain specialized skills in the following techniques:

- animal biology

- medical physics

- computer programming

- image processing and network analysis,

- bioengineering

- kinetic modelling

- in vivo small animal imaging techniques.


Application deadline:

Deadline: 8th April 2019 

Applicants can apply here.


Further details here.