Research Associate (Computer Vision and Machine Learning Specialist) (Fixed Term)

Monday 21st June 2021

Organization University of Cambridge

Location Cambridge


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A postdoctoral research associate position is available working on a collaborative project to develop diagnostic and prognostic tools for coronary artery disease, as part of a multi-disciplinary British Heart Foundation Translational Grant led by Professor Martin Bennett at the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, where the position will be based.

Cardiovascular disease is the largest cause of death worldwide, and new diagnostics and treatments are needed, particularly in those at highest risk. In collaboration with the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Centre for Mathematics Sciences, Cambridge, we have developed an AI-based machine learning algorithm to analyse intracoronary images and identify high-risk patients, and assess the efficacy of drugs to prevent or treat disease. The research associate will work within a growing team of clinical and non-clinical scientists to further develop the tool for clinical use, focusing on image co-registration, segmentation and post-processing to generate outputs suitable for clinical decision making. We are particularly looking for candidates with experience in machine learning and medical image processing for real-world problems. Experience with Python will be required.

Duties include developing collaborative research objectives and defining individual project work streams. 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 and plan/deliver seminars and presentations relating to the research area. You must have a PhD in Computer Science or Mathematics (or similar).

Further information on the project from Professor Martin Bennett (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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Closing Date:12th July 2021

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