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Postdoctoral Training Fellow in Ultrasound Physics and Engineering

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative post-doctoral training fellow to join our team. The fellow will contribute to an exciting programme of work that will develop the next generation of 4D ultrasound imaging techniques to image and localise soft-tissues for the purpose of guiding advanced radiotherapy techniques. This post is part of a larger programme of research “Adaptive Data-driven Radiation Oncology” supported by CRUK and the successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team of medical physicists, computer scientists and clinicians in the Joint Department of Physics at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. They will work with a young and dynamic team of researchers working on several different image guidance modalities for radiotherapy.

As part of the Imaging for Radiotherapy Adaptation team the successful candidate will lead the development of innovative new techniques to optimize image quality of 3D ultrasound images and 4D imaging sequences for the purpose of image guidance. These developments will exploit the flexibility and channel data accessibility of the Verasonics Vantage research platform coupled with cutting-edge 2D matrix ultrasound probe technology to devise tailored solutions to solve real-world problems in therapy guidance using ultrasound. They will develop a clinical demonstrator and ultrasound imaging solutions that drive forward the use of ultrasound in radiotherapy and exploit the complimentary nature of X-ray imaging (for bony anatomy) and ultrasound imaging (for soft tissue).

The imaging for adaptive radiotherapy team is focused on the development of ultrasound techniques to guide and monitor tumour response to cancer therapy. Together with Professor Jeff Bamber’s Ultrasound and Optics Imaging team, we have extensive expertise in a number of ultrasonic imaging techniques and a number of clinical and research ultrasound scanners (Verasonics) and state-of-the-art volumetric imaging probes that will enable the implementation of novel beam forming and data acquisition strategies that will be developed within this project.

Applicants will hold a PhD in Physics, Engineering or another relevant field and ideally have experience in ultrasound hardware development and/or ultrasound image reconstruction*.

Please contact Dr. Emma Harris ([email protected]), if you would like to discuss the job opportunity in more detail. To apply, please complete an application form, upload your CV and supporting statement (addressing how you meet the person specification and including the names and contact details of two referees) using the ICR’s e-recruitment system.

This is a fixed-term contract for 3 years.

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