Research Assistant /associate in Machine Learning for Medical Imaging

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in computer science to join Imperial College London, UK. The deadline for applying is August 25, 2019.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant / Associate to develop innovative image analysis and machine learning methods. The post is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 757173, project MIRA, ERC-2017-STG).

The Biomedical Image Analysis Group (BioMedIA) is part of the Department of Computing which is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities. Imperial College has the greatest concentration of high impact research of any major UK university, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Imperial was also awarded "Gold" according the last Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017. The mission of the BioMedIA group is to develop novel, computational techniques for the analysis of biomedical images. For further information about the group and related projects see:

Project MIRA ( is devoted to redefining the state-of-the-art in medical image analysis by developing a new generation of machine intelligence using powerful techniques of representation learning. The post holder will work in the following areas: robust deep learning, causality in medical imaging, multi-task / multi-modal learning, geometric deep learning, Bayesian machine learning, generative modelling for clinical applications such as disease detection and semantic segmentation.

The appointed Research Assistant / Research Associate will undertake high quality research in machine learning for medical imaging. The successful candidate will be expected to have an excellent background in image computing, statistical machine learning and scientific programming. Experience in deep learning is beneficial. The researcher will be a member of the BioMedIA Group based at the South Kensington campus, and will be supervised by Dr Ben Glocker. The research is in close collaboration with clinical partners.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range 34,397 – 37,486 per annum.

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Jamie Perrins by email to:

For academic queries about the post please contact: Dr Ben Glocker (

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published.For more information, see

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College's care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.


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