Research Associate - Ultrasound Post-Doctoral Researcher

Job summary

We invite applications to join our dynamic and interdisciplinary TRUST research group, pioneers on transcranial ultrasound brain imaging, as a post-doctoral researcher. As part of our group, you will carry out independent research across the fields of ultrasound, physics, mathematics and bioengineering to address some of the key real-world challenges for imaging the adult human brain through the skull with ultrasound at high resolution, and...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG02111
  • Date posted 24 May 2022
  • Closing date 24 June 2022

Job description

Job summary

We invite applications to join our dynamic and interdisciplinary TRUST research group, pioneers on transcranial ultrasound brain imaging, as a post-doctoral researcher.

As part of our group, you will carry out independent research across the fields of ultrasound, physics, mathematics and bioengineering to address some of the key real-world challenges for imaging the adult human brain through the skull with ultrasound at high resolution, and you will be encouraged to explore new avenues relevant to the field.

We will help you to become an international leader in this field and offer you opportunities for skill development that are relevant to the project and for your future career. You may hold a PhD and have post-doctoral experience or equivalent, either in an academic institution or the industry, and must be willing to work across departments and in multi-disciplinary teams.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be committed to performing original research, looking to develop an international reputation for the quality of your research, open to growing your research interests, and intending to write research papers, grants and fellowship applications if so wished, present at international conferences and engage in opportunities with your colleagues in the department and across Imperial College London.

Your research work will involve modelling wave propagation in high-performance computing facilities and/or on GPUs, imaging by means of tomographic data inversion, analysis of tomographic data and the development of new algorithms, which may include the use of artificial intelligence. You will be able to validate the developed workflows, mathematical methods and concepts in a fully-equipped ultrasound laboratory with tissue-mimicking phantoms and in in-vivo experiments.

Essential requirements

For appointment to ultrasound post-doctoral researcher, you will:

  • Hold a PhD in Bioengineering, Computing, Electronics, Physics, Geophysics, Mathematics or similar discipline
  • Be able to provide demonstrable coding technical skills, and possess original and rigorous scientific publications in refereed journals
  • Provide evidence that shows excellent communication skills
  • Be willing to work across disciplines

Further information

We are looking for colleagues who are available to start as soon as possible. 

The contract will be for up to 36 months.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 - £39,888 per annum

Should you require any further details on the role please contact Dr Lluis Guasch via email: lguasch@imperial.ac.uk 

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 https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

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.

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Closing date: 24th June 2022

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference ENG02111.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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