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Successfully responding to the threat of pandemic extends beyond containment and delaying spread. It also requires the optimal use of hospital resources to prevent healthcare systems from being overwhelmed, preventing unnecessary deaths as well as predicting the resulting long-term effects of COVID-19 infection.
We are seeking either a Research Associate to work on this project (Short - And long-term outcome prediction using AI-Based image Evaluation in coRonavirus (SABER)). The post is funded by Boehringer Ingelheim and aims to improve our ability to predict outcomes in early COVID-19 and other causes of lung injury, thereby facilitating hospital resource allocation and accelerating research and innovation.
To assist in the collection and management of imaging and clinical data.
To take initiatives in the planning of research
To direct the work of small research teams
To identify and develop suitable techniques, and apparatus, for the collection and analysis of data
To conduct data analysis
To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times
To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings
To write reports for submission to research sponsors
To present findings to colleagues and at conferences
To submit publications to refereed journals
To provide guidance to staff and students
To attend relevant workshops and conferences as necessary
To develop contacts and research collaborations within the College and the wider community
Research Associate: Hold a PhD (or equivalent) Computer Science, Medical Physics, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
Research Assistant: Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) Computer Science, Medical Physics, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
Knowledge of artificial intelligence, medical image analysis, deep learning, data science, big data, federated learning
Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures
Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals
Practical experience in a broad range of techniques including programming in Python, C++ and Matlab
The post is offered Full Time and Fixed Term for 2 years based at the Royal Brompton Campus, London.
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 - £39,888 per annum.
Closing date: 4 July 2022