Research Associate

Job summary

Successfully responding to the threat of pandemic extends beyond containment and delaying spread. It also requires the optimal use of hospital resources to prevent healthcare systems from being overwhelmed, preventing unnecessary deaths as well as predicting the resulting long-term effects of COVID-19 infection. We are seeking either a Research Associate to work on this project (Short - And long-term outcome prediction using AI-Based image...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED03088
  • Date posted 6 June 2022
  • Closing date 4 July 2022

Job description

Job summary

Successfully responding to the threat of pandemic extends beyond containment and delaying spread. It also requires the optimal use of hospital resources to prevent healthcare systems from being overwhelmed, preventing unnecessary deaths as well as predicting the resulting long-term effects of COVID-19 infection. We are seeking either a Research Associate to work on this project (Short - And long-term outcome prediction using AI-Based image Evaluation in coRonavirus (SABER)). The post is funded by Boehringer Ingelheim and aims to improve our ability to predict outcomes in early COVID-19 and other causes of lung injury, thereby facilitating hospital resource allocation and accelerating research and innovation.

Duties and responsibilities


  • To assist in the collection and management of imaging and clinical data.

  • To take initiatives in the planning of research

  • To direct the work of small research teams

  • To identify and develop suitable techniques, and apparatus, for the collection and analysis of data

  • To conduct data analysis

  • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times

  • To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings

  • To write reports for submission to research sponsors

  • To present findings to colleagues and at conferences

  • To submit publications to refereed journals

  • To provide guidance to staff and students

  • To attend relevant workshops and conferences as necessary

  • To develop contacts and research collaborations within the College and the wider community

Essential requirements


  • Research Associate: Hold a PhD (or equivalent) Computer Science, Medical Physics, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience

  • Research Assistant: Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) Computer Science, Medical Physics, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience

  • Knowledge of artificial intelligence, medical image analysis, deep learning, data science, big data, federated learning

  • Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures

  • Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals

  • Practical experience in a broad range of techniques including programming in Python, C++ and Matlab

Further information

The post is offered Full Time and Fixed Term for 2 years based at the Royal Brompton Campus, London.

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 Simon Walsh, s.walsh@imperial.ac.uk or Dr Guang Yang, g.yang@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

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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 reassignment, 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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