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Research Fellow (106452-0922)

Fixed-term contract for 36 months, 1.0 FTE.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) to support computational pathology methods development and assist in the successful execution of our Mesothelioma early diagnosis project grant funded by Asthma + Lung UK.

This is an immensely exciting opportunity to join a dynamic project team based in the Tissue Image Analytics Center, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick.

The goal of the project is to develop a data repository and associated Al tools to improve diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma. The collaborative and multi-disciplinary project is led by Imperial College and involves experts at University of Warwick, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College (NHLI), Queen Mary University of London, Middlesex University and University of Oxford.

We are recruiting a research fellow in order to build a pathology image data repository and develop novel Al tools to demonstrate diagnostic efficiencies of computer-aided testing of pathology samples and to improve early detection of malignant mesothelioma.

As research staff on the project, you will work on research and development of deep learning-based image analytics methods for computer-aided screening in multi-gigapixel pathology images and other modalities.

You will also be expected to work closely with project partners in terms of data integration and management as well as development of enabling technologies in this area that can potentially meet regulatory requirements and be suitable for deployment into a clinical setting.

Suitable candidates will have at least a 2.1 Honours degree and a PhD (or equivalent experience / qualification) in Computer Science or a closely related discipline and the experience to initiate and perform research in line with the identified requirements of the project.

You will have a strong background in one or more of the following: deep learning; big data management; computational pathology; medical imaging; computer vision; and machine learning.

If you are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD but have not yet had it conferred, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant at the top of level 5 of the University grade structure (£31,411). Upon receipt of evidence of the successful award of your PhD, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£32,348).

JOB PURPOSE

Undertake high quality research in order to support computational pathology methods development.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Work with the multi-disciplinary project team to conduct research on big data management and/or deep learning for pathology image and data analytics and visualization to meet the Warwick team's responsibilities.

- Work independently and alongside the project partners to meet the larger project objectives.

- Write up research work for presentation at top international conferences and publication in high quality journals.

- Continually translate knowledge gained from the research process into additional areas / methods of research.

- Contribute to the preparation of paper for project management and responses to funding agencies.

- Present information on research progress and outcomes to project participants.

- Communicate complex information (orally and in writing) and material of a specialist or highly technical nature.

- Help establish a sound research base within the department in order to assist the development of research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, as required by the project lead.

- May contribute to preparing proposals and applications to external bodies, e.g. for funding and contractual purposes, to support a developing research agenda.

- Continually update own knowledge and understanding in field or specialism.
May be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects and the development of student research skills.

Administration and Other Activities

- Will be required to attend team meetings and to participate (where necessary) in other working groups within the project.
- Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work.
- Work within budget constraints.
- Undertake any additional tasks that fit with the role and grade of the role.
- Travel to project partners, as and when required.

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Fri 23 Sep 2022, 13:47

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