PhD Studentships

PhD Scholarship in Robotic Vision

To start before Oct 2017
Studentship: Untaxed bursary of £16,296 per annum (2015/16 figure including London weighting) and home/EU fees

The Hamlyn Centre was established for developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare for both developing and developed countries. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

In addition to its core research activities, the Centre offers comprehensive PhD and MRes programmes for researchers with a strong technical or clinical background. These programmes are designed to develop cutting edge, disruptive technologies and blue-sky ideas; yet will be appropriate and accessible to all countries for addressing different needs of the healthcare challenges with a common ground for technological innovations.

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background (with a first class degree) or MSc in robotic vision related subjects including computer science, physics, and electronic engineering, particularly with extensive project experiences in:

  • Computer vision (tracking and motion analysis, multi-view geometry, SLAM)
  • Advanced image processing techniques
  • Deep learning for machine vision

Experience in developing real-time vision systems and multi-disciplinary collaboration would be an advantage. Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. Strong analytical and computing skills are essential.

How to apply:

Please send the following before 20th March, 2017 to Ms Raphaele Raupp (r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk) with subject reference of your email as Hamlyn-Vision-2017 and to include:

  • A full CV plus transcripts of all degree results
  • A 2-3 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant
  • Two recent letters of reference

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PhD Scholarship in Medical Robotics

To start before Oct 2017
Studentship: Untaxed bursary of £16,296 per annum (2015/16 figure including London weighting) and home/EU fees

The Hamlyn Centre was established for developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare for both developing and developed countries. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

In addition to its core research activities, the Centre offers comprehensive PhD and MRes programmes for researchers with a strong technical or clinical background. These programmes are designed to develop cutting edge, disruptive technologies and blue-sky ideas; yet will be appropriate and accessible to all countries for addressing different needs of the healthcare challenges with a common ground for technological innovations.

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background (with a first class degree) or MSc in medical robotics related subjects including computer science, physics, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering, particularly with extensive project experiences in:

  • Mechatronics – design, modelling and simulation
  • Robotics – control and kinematic analysis

Experience in medical device design and multi-disciplinary collaboration would be an advantage. Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. Strong analytical and computing skills are essential.

How to apply:

Please send the following before 20th March, 2017 to Ms Raphaele Raupp (r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk) with subject reference of your email as Hamlyn-Robotics-2017 and to include:

  • A full CV plus transcripts of all degree results
  • A 2-3 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant
  • Two recent letters of reference

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PhD Scholarship in Materials and Photonics for Micro-robotics

To start before Oct 2017
Studentship: Untaxed bursary of £16,296 per annum (2015/16 figure including London weighting) and home/EU fees

The Hamlyn Centre was established for developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare for both developing and developed countries. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

In addition to its core research activities, the Centre offers comprehensive PhD and MRes programmes for researchers with a strong technical or clinical background. These programmes are designed to develop cutting edge, disruptive technologies and blue-sky ideas; yet will be appropriate and accessible to all countries for addressing different needs of the healthcare challenges with a common ground for technological innovations.

We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background (with a first class degree) or MSc in material science or photonics for developing new generations of micro-robotics, in related subjects including material science, physics, computer science, physics, and electronic engineering, particularly with extensive project experiences in one of the following areas:

  • Material science
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Fibre optics

Experience in multi-disciplinary collaboration would be an advantage. Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. Strong analytical and computing skills are essential.

How to apply:

Please send the following before 20th March, 2017 to Ms Raphaele Raupp (r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk) with subject reference of your email as Hamlyn-Vision-2017 and to include:

  • A full CV plus transcripts of all degree results
  • A 2-3 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant
  • Two recent letters of reference

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PhD Scholarship in Human Motion Analysis

CASE Studentship with GSK to start before Oct 2017
Studentship: Untaxed bursary of £16,296 per annum (2015/16 figure including London weighting) plus CASE top up and home/EU fees

Applications are invited for a new CASE PhD studentship on human motion analysis. The motivation of this work is to develop a set of holistic mathematical algorithms to characterise human movement irrespective of a subject’s condition through the latest wireless sensing technologies developed at the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London.

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a mission: we want to help people to do more, feel better, live longer (http://www.gsk.com/). In partnership with the Hamlyn Centre, the studentship is to support basic science research in human motion analysis with miniaturised wireless wearable sensors for high fidelity signal processing and motion reconstruction. Human mobility is a well-established indicator of the patho-mechanics related to several musculosqueletar diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) or Osteoarthritis of the hand (OA). However, most common methods for the accurate capture human movement require a laboratory environment and the use of biomechanical and/or optical facilities. The project aims to fundamentally change this practice by introducing sensors that can be used in any environment without impeding the daily life of patients. These technologies have the potential to provide the specific movement granularity that would be required for refining physiological relevant hypotheses explaining mobility alterations.

The Hamlyn Centre (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/hamlyn-centre/) is established for developing safe, effective and accessible technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. The Centre focuses on technological innovation with a strong emphasis on clinical translation, resulting in direct patient benefits with global impacts. The Centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges, and a primary motivation of its research is the monitoring of physical, physiological and biochemical parameters through using miniaturised sensors.

The position is only applicable to UK and EU nationals. We are looking for candidates with a strong academic background (with a first class for the first degree) or MSc in computer science, physics, electronic engineering, biomechanics or biomedical engineering, particularly with extensive project experiences in:

  • Statistics or applied mathematics
  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Motion modelling and reconstruction
  • Embedded systems and sensor networks

Experience in body sensor networks and multi-disciplinary collaboration would be an advantage. Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. Strong analytical and computing skills are essential.

For details of the BBSRC Case Studentship Award please see http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/skills/investing-doctoral-training/case-studentsh...

How to apply:

Please send the following ASAP to Ms Raphaele Raupp (r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk) with subject reference of your email as GSK-BBSRC CASE 2017 and to include:

  • A full CV plus transcripts of all degree results
  • A 2-3 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant
  • Two recent letters of reference

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UK Jobs

Research Assistant/Associate in Biophotonics and Endoscopic Imaging

The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery in association with Department of Computing, Faculty of Engineering Department of Surgery and Cancer, Faculty of Medicine

Research Assistant salary: £31,740 - £33,370 per annum
Research Associate salary: £36,070 - £43,350 per annum

Fixed term appointment until 31st May 2019

Applicants are invited to apply for a new vacancy at either Research Assistant (pre-doctoral) or Research Associate (post-doctoral) level for biophotonics and endoscopic imaging. The Hamlyn Centre is dedicated to developing safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare. Focusing on technological innovation but with a strong emphasis on clinical translation and direct patient benefit with a global impact, the centre is at the forefront of research in imaging, sensing and robotics for addressing global health challenges associated with demographic, environment, social and economic changes.

The vacancy is created by a major EPSRC grant to the Centre for developing robot-guided endobronchial OCT and fluorescence imaging to allow multi-modal visualisation of the morphological and cellular details of the distal airways. The project is being carried out by a multidisciplinary team with complementary research skills in robotics, optical imaging, and endobronchial intervention.

We are looking for outstanding applicants in any of the following areas of research:

  • Biophotonics, particularly with strong hands on experience and theoretical skills in confocal endomicroscopy, OCT, and fluorescence microscopy
  • Endoscopic imaging, 3D navigation and multi-scale integration
  • Optical sensing and micro-electronics

Experience in system integration and practical clinical/in vivo deployment would be an advantage.

For a Research Assistant level position you must have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline. For a Research Associate position you must have a PhD degree (or equivalent) in related disciplines. You will need to have considerable experience in interdisciplinary research and managing large integrated development projects.

Applicants with strong experience and a proven track record in one or more of the above research areas are encouraged to apply. A high level of analytical and computing skills is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven research record and publications in relevant areas. Applicants must be fluent in English. The position is based at the South Kensington campus.

For details of the project see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/hamlyn or email r.raupp@imperial.ac.uk for informal enquiries or background of the project.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20170007LE into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed. 

Please include:

  • An application form
  • A full CV
  • A 1 page statement indicating why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Georgina Tennant: g.tennant@imperial.ac.uk

Closing Date: 13 February 2017

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Associate Professorship in Information Engineering (Robotics)

Applications to be received by 12pm on Monday 20th of March 2017

From £45,562 p.a. plus substantial additional benefits

The Department of Engineering Science intends to appoint an Associate Professor in Engineering Science (Robotics) from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible after that. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Engineering Science (Central Oxford) and will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Pembroke College under arrangements described in the Job Description. The combined University and College salary will be on a scale currently from £45,562 p.a. plus additional benefits including free accommodation in housing provided by the college or a housing allowance of £8,230 p.a. and a fellows allowance of up to £1,958 p.a. (see Job Description for full details). The post of Associate Professor can be an entry level permanent academic position, and can also be held by more senior academic staff, some of whom hold the title of Full Professor for which an allowance of £2,655 p.a. is payable. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

This appointment will add further strength to the Department’s internationally-renowned research robotics, which has been located in the Mobile Robotics Group for the past decade. This post is part of the expansion of the Mobile Robotics Group into the Oxford Robotics Institute, which involves the creation of new academic posts and a move into expanded accommodation in Central Oxford. The Associate Professor will build a research group developing algorithms and systems for machine perception (laser, vision, radar), planning, reconstruction, and platform control.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in original research in the field of robotics, to secure research funding and to assist in the teaching of their subject at both undergraduate and graduate level. Undergraduate teaching may include lectures and practical classes, and the supervision of undergraduate design and project work. She or he will have a strong background applicable to research in robotics, including a doctorate in the subject or a cognate discipline, a proven research record of high quality at international level, significant future research potential, and the ability to attract research funding and develop an independent programme of research. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach effectively, both at undergraduate and graduate levels, and have excellent interpersonal skills for undertaking tutorial teaching.

Further Particulars, containing full details of the application procedure and duties, may be obtained from: www.eng.ox.ac.uk/work-here. The job ref is: DF17PMB/126737. Please quote this in all correspondence.

Queries about the post that are not answered in the further particulars should be addressed to Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci, Head of Department of Engineering Science at: academic.recruitment@eng.ox.ac.uk or tel: 01865 273003.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 20 March 2017. It is expected that the interviews of the short-listed candidates will take place on Friday 28 April 2017.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Contact: Professor Lionel Tarassenko

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International Jobs

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Biomedical Imaging Science, Harvard John A. Paulson
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for a position at the tenure-track level in Biomedical Imaging Science, with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.

All areas of imaging and image processing will be considered, including but not limited to unconventional sensing methods for high resolution/high throughput imaging, the creation and analysis of algorithms for computational imaging and image processing, and concrete applications on multiple scales; e.g. super resolution microscopy, compressive sensing etc. Research that has proven or potential clinical applications are of particular interest.

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In addition to the job opportunities advertised for specific research projects, we also support applicants for the following fellowships to work within the centre:

Please contact Miss Raphaele Raupp if you want to discuss specific details about any of the fellowships listed above