10 May 2019

Research Associate in Randomised Optimisation for Large-Scale Tomographic Image Reconstruction (Fixed Term)



Further information on this vacancy and details on how to apply are available at: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/21233/

Salary: GBP 32,236 – GBP 39,609 per annum
Closing Date: 31 May 2019
Limit of tenure: 3 years
Start date: 1 September 2019 or by mutual agreement.

A position exists for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on the development of stochastic optimisation methods for large-scale tomographic image reconstruction, within the EPSRC project PET++.

This project is a collaborative project between mathematicians in Bath and Cambridge, medical researchers and clinicians from Addenbrookes hospital and GE Healthcare, with support from advisors from UCL, Oxford, Kings College London, University of Helsinki and KTH Stockholm.

We are looking for two excellent and ambitious postdoctoral researchers who want to join this research endeavour. Please note that this is part of a wider recruitment for postdoctoral research staff with another post advertised at Bath University.

The Cambridge-based PostDoc will be an integrated member of the Cambridge Image Analysis (CIA) Group and as such participate in all research and research-related activities such as research projects, seminars and workshops. The CIA at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics constitutes a strong research group in mathematical imaging. We work on various inverse problems in imaging, partial differential equations and optimisation approaches, their theoretical analysis and computational realisation. We also closely work with researchers in biology, medicine, plant sciences material sciences and chemical engineering, just to name but a few, on problems that directly arise from their applications. With currently ten PostDocs and ten PhD students it provides a vital and engaging environment to develop, elaborate and exchange ideas.

Duties of the successful candidate include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. You may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

The successful candidate will have a PhD degree in mathematics or a closely related subject. Expertise in one or more of optimisation, inverse imaging problems and variational reconstruction approaches, large-scale computation as well as in biomedical imaging is desired.

The post carries no teaching or administrative duties. There are generous funds available under the project for attending conferences and conducting research visits.

Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact LE18873@maths.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference LE18873 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

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