The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.
Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.
The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.
Vacancy Description The Institute has recently established a new team of computational imaging for application to advanced radiotherapy. We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven postdoctoral training fellow to join our pioneering team of imaging scientists, with the aim of developing new methods in artificial intelligence (AI) that can improve the way in which we analyse medical images. These new techniques will be (i) used in existing datasets to help identify unique patterns within images that can predict the onset of cancer before it occurs, and (ii) revolutionize the way in which we assess image pattern changes occurring to diseased and healthy tissues following radiotherapy.
The post holder will have the opportunity to independently drive their work, and will be encouraged to publish their results in relevant high-impact journals and present at international meetings. They will work in collaboration with imaging and AI experts at institutions throughout the UK, helping to coordinate the research performed within a multi-centre collaborative study.
The successful candidate will be expected to possess a PhD in Physics, bioengineering or computer science, with strong experience in image analysis, methods in deep-learning and artificial intelligence, and demonstrated computer skills. The post-holder should be proficient in the Python programming language, and should have some level of working knowledge in Unix operating systems and version control for software development. Willingness to work within a multidisciplinary environment is crucial.
Appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract for up to 24 months in the first instance. The starting salary will between £31,023 to £35,461 p.a. inclusive.
Interviews likely to be held the week beginning 13th May.
Previous applicants need not apply again.
We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.