Research Associate or Research Fellow in Ultrasound-based Needle Tracking

Friday 13th March 2020

Closing date: 05/04/2020

Description: Research in the newly established Department of Surgical and Interventional Engineering within the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences focuses on translating novel real-time multimodal imaging modalities in conjunction with novel surgical instrumentation to clinical practice. As part of this endeavour, the GIFT-Surg (Guided Instrumentation for Fetal Therapy and Surgery) project is looking for a Research Associate or Research Fellow to complement their highly multidisciplinary team.

The post-holder will lead on the development of novel computational imaging algorithms for ultrasound-guided needle procedures exploiting novel hardware sensors. The post involves close and active collaboration with other researchers, engineers, and clinicians to understand clinical and technical requirements for a novel medical imaging device that is being developed for a first clinical study. Familiarity with ultrasound imaging is an integral and essential aspect of this post. The successful candidate will design and develop new learning-based algorithms for real-time ultrasonic
needle tracking while taking advantage of knowledge of the physics of acquisition and making use of stateof-the-art scientific software libraries, as well as deep learning frameworks. The candidate will also
validate these developments on experimental phantom and in vivo data, ensuring algorithms are
sufficiently robust to handle difficult cases. This work will contribute to first-in-patient studies with
associated high impact publications. Relevant project background can be found at

Organization King's College London
Location London, UK
Title Research Associate or Research Fellow in Ultrasound-based Needle Tracking