[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Post-doctoral position on image-guided retinal stem cell delivery

Christos Bergeles christosbergeles at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 06:59:52 PDT 2016

*Job title: *Post-doctoral Research Associate in Image-Guided Retinal Stem
Cell Delivery
*Application deadline: *15th August 2016
*Proposed start date: *1st October 2016

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic researcher with skills
in medical image processing to join an internationally leading university
research group. The aim of the project is to have an active role in the
full lifecycle of medical imaging algorithms for intraoperatively assisting
in retinal stem cell delivery.

The goal of our project is to achieve sight restoration with retinal stem
cells. This specific position aims at developing the software tools that
enable image-guided delivery of the said stem cells. The PDRA will be
involved in the design and development of real-time algorithms that combine
pre-operatively acquired images with intraoperative images, to assist in
cell transplantation. The final deliverable is a navigation framework that
highlights the precise location where cells need to be deployed, while
providing subretinal information to the operating clinician through
augmented reality. The PDRA will be responsible for algorithm development,
testing, and deployment to the operating theatre.

The post holder will be employed by the Institute of Ophthalmology, and
will closely collaborate with the Translational Imaging Group (TIG) of the
Centre for Medical Image Computing, UCL, having access to TIGs software
frameworks and computational resources.

*Key Requirements*

The successful candidate should have an undergraduate degree or equivalent
in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or a related subject
and be able to demonstrate good mathematical, algorithmic and software
development skills. They should also demonstrate experience in C/C++
programming and python. Knowledge and experience in high-performance
computing platforms, such as CUDA and OpenCL is highly advantageous. Prior
experience in ophthalmology is advantageous but not required.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process,
please contact Prof. Lyndon da Cruz and Dr. Christos Bergeles, at:
c.bergeles at ucl.ac.uk

*Application procedure*

Please send CV, cover letter, and contacts of three referees to Dr.
Christos Bergeles c.bergeles at ucl.ac.uk
Shortlisted candidates will need to apply through UCL's recruitment portal.

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