PhD in Interactive Machine Learning for Medical Image Segmentation

Automatic tools to segment images often only work effectively within a narrow range of conditions. In this project, a semi-automatic approach for tumour segmentation will be developed via integration of user-interaction within radiomics and machine learning approaches. The project will be conducted at Mirada Medical Ltd, in collaboration with the University of Oxford. Secondments to other partners within the European consortium will be required during the project.

About Mirada

Mirada was spun out from Oxford University in 1998 to develop novel technologies in image registration, tracking and mammography. Mirada has since established itself as a world class technology provider in the area of multi-modality medical imaging. Located at the centre of the beautiful city of Oxford, UK, Mirada participates in collaborative research projects across numerous University departments. Mirada also has strong links to other leading research and clinical facilities world-wide.

Description & Requirements

Role 1: Research scientist

Essential Skills
  • MSc (or equivalent) in a mathematical discipline, ideally in biomedical engineering or image processing
  • Good coding skills
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Readiness to travel Europe for longer duration
  • Fluent English, both written and spoken
Advantageous Experience
  • Machine learning / Deep learning
  • Medical imaging
  • Image segmentation
  • Matlab
  • C++
  • Python
  • Tensorflow


This position has the following conditions placed on it under the rules for the Innovative Training Network (the funding scheme). The Early Stage Researcher (ESR):

  • Must not have resided or carried out their make activity (work, study etc) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately starting work with Mirada.
  • Must be in the first four years of their research career
  • Must not have been awarded a doctoral degree

Company Culture

Mirada Medical values staff as the company’s greatest asset. Our objective is to deliver exceptional products and service to our customers; we recognise that every member of Mirada helps make this possible. Diversity and individuality are celebrated qualities in our workplace. Innovation and inspiration are encouraged and supported with autonomy and teamwork.

Benefits Policy

Mirada strives to offer a first-class benefits package to all employees and to make the company an attractive place to work. Through innovative means we seek to offer rewards that are usually only viable for larger organisations.

Available Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 paid bank holidays
  • 3% company contribution-matching pension
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunity to buy or sell annual leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Refreshments provided


Oxford, UK


Approximately, £35k p.a.

Living, mobility and family allowances are determined by the EU, and are subject to exchange rates.


3 year fixed term. You will be a full-time employee of Mirada Medical during your studies.


Please forward CV & covering letter to Mirada Medical on and submit an application to the University of Oxford for DPhil in Engineering Science quoting reference ENGS_MIRADA_ES19.

Application deadline

Friday 25 January, 2019