UK: Post Doctoral Research Associate in Medical Image Computing at University College London

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Salary: range will be £32,375-£39,132 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Description: The appointee will conduct research into the use of confocal endomicroscopy for guidance of ablation procedures in animal models. The experiments in this project will be developed to answer the following questions:

a) What changes in tissue microstructure associated with radiofrequency ablation can be visualised with confocal endomicroscopy?

b) With what accuracy can tumours and normal liver tissue be differentiated on the basis of the confocal endomicroscopy images?

c) For the two fluorophores that are approved for human use, fluorescein and IGC, what differences are there in the corresponding confocal endomicroscopy images?

The post is funded under an EPSRC programme grant for one year in the first instance The grant is held by Prof. David Hawkes and is titled ‘Intelligent imaging: motion, form and function across scale.’

Eligibility: Candidates are required to have a PhD in Physics, Pharmacology, Physiology or a related subject. The work will require a good understanding of preclinical imaging technology as well as an understanding of physiology and tumour biology. Candidates must have practical experience of working in a preclinical imaging facility and experience of administering anti-cancer therapies, as well as possess skills in data handling and statistical analysis and animal handling and surgical techniques.

UCL reference: 1358702

For Further Info: If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Dr Adrien Desjardins, Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering (email: a.desjardins@ucl.ac.uk )

Closing Date: 20/9/2013

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