University of Birmingham (UB)

Research Fellow (AI & Neural Network Design)

University of Birmingham

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Post Title: Research Fellow (AI & Neural Network Design) – 81917
Organisation Advertising Description: Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, College of Medical and Dental Sciences.
Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time/part time: Full time
Duration: Fixed term for 36 months
Grade/band: Grade 7
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322. With potential progression once in post to £42,792 a year
Closing Date: 24 November 2019

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic researcher who will lead the design, development, and application of novel neural network-based approaches within clinical and biomedical settings in close collaboration with domain experts.

The post holder will be joining the Gkoutos Group, situated within the Institute of Translational Medicine and the Centre for Computational Biology and will be working within the Alan Turing Institute. The successful candidate will also be working closely with Health Data Research (HDR) UK. The HDR aims to develop and apply cutting-edge analytical approaches and methodologies in order to address the most pressing health research challenges in the UK. The HDR Midlands provides access to a large variety of multimodal and multidimensional datasets of approx. 5 million patients, including for example more than 20 million clinical text documents and approximately 5 million radiological images and reports. The post holder will work on a specific MRC funded project investigating blood based, imaging and clinical biomarkers in collaboration with Prof Upthegrove.

The purpose of the new role is to lead the design, development, and application of novel state-of-the-art neural networks to clinical and biomedical challenges. This includes, but not limited to, (3D) images as well as longitudinal/sequential data. The post holder will have sound knowledge in neural network architectures and current developments in the field. We offer an excellent network of biomedical and technological collaborations, as well as opportunities for discovery validation and translation into clinic or pharma by domain experts

Fixed term 3 years offering a considerable scope for innovation and academic development

Person Specification;
• PhD (or near to completion) or equivalent experience in Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, or Bioinformatics with a strong background in the design, development, and application of neural networks, Candidates from related disciplines with a sound and proven track record in this field and excellent programming skills are encouraged to apply.
• A relevant degree, at a minimum of a 2:1 classification or equivalent is required.
You will be required to;
• Apply cutting-edge AI & machine learning approaches within a real-world clinical setting in close cooperation with medical experts.
• Design, create, and apply novel state-of-the-art neural network architectures within biomedical and clinical settings.
• Drive novel applications and take responsibility over large and diverse projects within the Alan Turing Institute and HDR UK together with researchers from a variety of different backgrounds.
• Manipulate, integrate, and analyse diverse data of different dimensions and quality, residing in distributed sources.

Informal enquiries to CCB Centre Manager, Jessica Mylchreest,, +44 (0)121 414 7012.

Closing date: 24 November 2019 Reference: 81917

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