Research Associate in All Optical Personalised Monitoring System for Rheumatoid Arthritis

School of Computer Science

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Overview

  • Posted on: 04th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £27,924 to £30,497, with potential progression once in post to £34,304.
  • REF: 98546
  • Closes: 14th November 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Background

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Role Summary

To assist in research (by carrying out data collection or analyses) to create knowledge through providing research support for projects and research groups.

The project is to develop a non-contact optical imaging system that aims to detect inflammation within the finger joint using measurement of light transmission using a camera. The Specific roles/aims are:

  • To develop an optical imaging system for imaging inflammation based on diffuse transmission and speckle contrast
  • To validate data and imaging algorithms using phantoms and healthy subjects
  • To analyse data and prepare preliminary results of the findings
  • To prepare a scientific report based on the results

Main Duties

  • Develop new research objectives, algorithms, and architectures for research in knowledge representation, reasoning, learning, and/or control on one or more robots, with assistance from the project lead.
  • Implement algorithms and architectures, design and conduct experiments, and analyze results.
  • Disseminate research findings through research publications at premier conferences, journals, and other venues.
  • Contribute to writing bids.
  • Assist the project lead in research-related activities and research-related administration within the school where needed.

Person Specification

  • Proficiency in advanced mathematics and computing concepts in the context of optics and imaging.
  • Proficiency in design and development of photonic and/or imaging systems
  • Ability to develop new algorithms and architectures for data representation, in imaging.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly in written and spoken form.
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively.
  • Ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes in the research lab.
  • Achieved (or be close to achieving) a degree in a relevant subject, ideally in Vision / Engineering, AI, machine learning, or computer vision.
  • Desirable/optional: (a) Experience in collaborating with national and international academic and industrial partners; (b) Experience in the supervision of doctoral, postgraduate, and undergraduate students.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Hamid Dehghani via H.Dehghani@bham.ac.uk

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