Research Fellow in Advanced x-ray Imaging x 2, – Ref:1841941
UCL Department / Division
Dept of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering
Specific unit / Sub department
Advanced X-Ray Imaging Group
Location of position
(inclusive of London allowance)
£35,965 to £38,993 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities
The UCL Advanced X-Ray Imaging Group has obtained strategic funding from EPSRC and the Royal Academy of Engineering to create a step-change in the use and applications of x-rays across the life and physical sciences. We will create a centre of excellence based on the collaboration among UCL, Nikon X-Tek Systems, three leading synchrotrons and several other industrial and academic partners (see https://www.ucl.ac.uk/medical-physics-biomedical-engineering/research/research-groups/advanced-x-ray-imaging-group-axim for detailed list).
We are looking for 2 talented x-ray imaging researchers to assist in the development of novel x-ray imaging approaches combining phase contrast, dark field, energy-resolved and scatter analysis methods. Activities will span modelling, experiment (including system design, construction and interfacing) and data analysis; engaging with different communities (especially nanofabrication and AI) will be expected, as well as interaction with end-users to test the developed approaches on highly novel applications across the life and physical sciences. Activities will take place mostly at the UCL x-ray labs but it is expected that successful candidates will also conduct experiments at synchrotons and spend time at Nikon in Tring and with our other industrial and academic collaborators (see above link).
The posts are for 2 years in the first instance, with possibility of extension. Both posts are available with a negotiable start date in early 2020
Candidates must have a first degree in Maths, Physics or Engineering, and a PhD in Physics (or about to submit a PhD) or related subject, preferably in an area related to x-ray imaging or imaging science. Candidates must have good demonstrable practical skills in physics and/or engineering. Computer programming skills. Communication skills and professionalism when dealing with external collaborators. Ability to assemble/interface imaging systems and to perform experiments using X-rays and sensors. Proven ability to analyse complex datasets. Knowledge of at least one software package among IDL, Matlab or LabView. Priority will be given to candidates with previous experience in phase contrast/dark field imaging, colour x-ray imaging, scatter analysis.
Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD. Or if about to submit a PhD, the appointment will be at Grade 6B (£31,479 – £33,194 salary, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.
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5 Jan 2020
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