Postdoc in machine learning for 3D histology

University College London (UCL)
London, United Kingdom
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 29, 2017

Two year postdoctoral position in medical image analysis (Machine Learning for 3D Histology)

The Translational Imaging Group (TIG) at University College London (UCL) is seeking to fill a postdoctoral position in medical image analysis within an exciting ERC Starting Grant project: "Building Next-Generation Computational Tools for High Resolution Neuroimaging Studies", awarded to Dr. J. Eugenio Iglesias. The project ultimately aims for creating an ultra-high resolution probabilistic atlas of the whole human brain using ex vivo data, as well as companion image analysis tools that apply the atlas to the automated segmentation of in vivo MRI scans.

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) to develop image analysis methods for the 3D reconstruction of the histological data in this exciting project. The PDRA will combine synthesis and segmentation techniques (Bayesian and/or deep learning based, e.g., U-Net, CycleGAN) with registration methods developed at the Translational Imaging Group. These techniques will be used to recover the 3D structure of histological samples from human brain specimens provided by the UCL Brain Bank. The resulting reconstructed data will be used to build next-generation brain atlases in later stages of the ERC project. 


This project provides an exciting opportunity for a PDRA at the interface between machine learning, medical image analysis and neuroscience, with a huge potential impact on the neuroimaging field.


The post is funded for 2 years in the first instance.


Applicants should have:

- A Ph.D. degree in computer vision, neuroimaging, or biomedical image analysis. Applicants with degrees in related areas (e.g., Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics) will also be considered. Applicants close to submission of their PhD thesis will be considered as well. 
- Strong mathematical and problem solving abilities.
- Expertise in programming, at least with high-level languages / packages.
- An established publication track record.
- Ideally, experience with one/some of the following: neuroimaging, deep learning, analysis of histology data, image registration.

The postdoctoral researcher would be hired at grade 7 of the UCL salary scale. The deadline for applications is December 29th. The duration of the contract would be two years, with possibility of further extension.

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