Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Multi Modal Deep Learning for Biomedical Image Analysis


Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Closing date

Sep 17, 2020 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant entitled ‘PULSE: Perception Ultrasound by Learning Sonographic Experience’. You will join an existing inter-disciplinary team of engineers and clinicians working on the research and development of next generation ultrasound systems that will be evaluated in the context of clinical obstetrics. This fixed-term post is available now with an end date of 31 October 2022 (grant end).

The ambitious objective of this project is to explore how the integration of perceptual cues derived from observing sonographers in the real-world can be utilized to make ultrasound imaging and image interpretation easier for the non-specialist. We have gathered a novel dataset of full-length ultrasound video, gaze-tracking and probe motion data to understand challenges in ultrasound scanning and to build deep learning multi modal models to support sonographer’s perform tasks. The main responsibilities of the postholder will be to explore this unique dataset by developing novel multi modal methods for ultrasound-based image guidance, and real-time demonstrators to illustrate proof-of-principle potential real world applications.

You should possess a doctorate, or near completion of a doctorate in Biomedical Image Analysis or Computer Vision, as well as have a background in designing deep learning algorithms. You will also be creative, and enjoy the challenges and rewards of contributing to research that is trying to have a positive impact on advancing healthcare. Experience in video analysis, is essential, as well as the ability to work well in a team.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Professor Alison Noble OBE FRS FREng (

Further information can be found at

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday, 17 September 2020 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

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Professor Alison Noble

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