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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in AI for Healthcare


Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,972 per annum

Closing date

Jan 31, 2022 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in AI for Healthcare to join the CHI lab at the Department of Engineering Science, Institute of Biomedical Engineering (Headington, Oxford).  The post is funded by NIHR and is fixed-term for up to 12 months.


This project is about creating novel AI models to provide intelligent decision support for patients who undergo organ transplants. The Oxford team has developed considerable expertise in machine learning for healthcare applications, and some of the world’s largest datasets of their kind are available for this project.  A well-established pathway of translation exists at Oxford for the development of novel healthcare technologies, their evaluation in real healthcare systems, in collaboration with the Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust, and subsequent deployment in practice in collaboration with existing industrial partners.  You will develop a suite of interpretable algorithms that predict post-transplant graft and patient survival, as well as patient outcomes if an organ offer is declined.  You will also be responsible for literature review, data cleaning and analysis.


You should possess a relevant PhD (or be near completion) in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or conjugate subject and have a strong record of publication in the relevant literature.  Good knowledge of machine learning algorithms and/or statistical methods is essential, as well as proven competence in programming methods and evidence of working well as part of a multidisciplinary research team.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Tingting Zhu (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on Monday, 31st January 2022 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Contact name

Dr Tingting Zhu

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