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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computational Pathology


Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum (With reduced responsibilities this post can be offered at a Grade 6: £29,614 - £35,326 per annum)

Closing date

Jul 12, 2022 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computational Pathology to join Prof. Jens Rittscher’s research group at the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford Big Data Institute and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Headington.  The post is funded by Arthritis Therapy Acceleration Programme (A-TAP) and is fixed-term for up to 12 months.


The quantitative analysis of histology image data will play an increasingly important role in clinical research and diagnostic. You will be developing algorithms that make use of latest machine learning and computer vision techniques to analyse the cell and tissue morphology at different scales. You will be responsible for the identification of clinical needs, the development of novel analysis methodologies and the analysis of larger population studies.  


You should hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or be near completion) and have experience in biomedical imaging, computer vision and machine learning (with the possibility to underfill at Grade 6: £29,617- £35,326 per annum, if you hold a relevant degree/Masters and working on a PhD/DPhil, together with relevant experience).  You should also have proven programming experience in Python and/or C/C++ and excellent communication skills. 


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Jens Rittscher (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on Tuesday, 12 July 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.

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Professor Jens Rittscher

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