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Research Associate or Fellow in Real-time AI for Surgical Robot Control
Department : Surgical & Interventional Engineering

Key responsibilities

  • Develop, validate and integrate real-time algorithms for computer-assisted intervention (CAI)  
  • Contribute to project management tasks 
  • Maintain accurate and up-to date technical and user documentation of the delivered software 
  • Contribute to the dissemination of the research through publications, open-source software and public engagement activities 
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria 
1.       Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or related numerate discipline 
2.       PhD or equivalent industrial experience in Computer Assisted Intervention or a closely related field 
3.       Good knowledge of machine learning and computer vision algorithms 
4.       Solid knowledge of and experience using the Python programming languages 
5.       Experience with scientific software packages such as PyTorch, Pandas, SciPy, NumPy, SciKit's, OpenCV, ROS2, OROCOS, etc. 
6.       Experience in standard software engineering practices including version control systems and software testing methodologies 
7.       Experience working on system integration tasks 
8.       Ability to work with a variety of people 
Desirable criteria 
1.       A demonstrable record of publications in peer-reviewed conference proceedings and scientific journals 
2.       Project management experience 
3.       Understanding of image acquisition and hardware components relevant to real-time data acquisition and processing from existing and medical devices including stereo cameras, force sensors, and robot encoders. 
GRADE 7 – as above plus:  
  1. active participation in the planning of research projects; 
  2. the ability to co-ordinate the work of other staff;
Grade and Salary : Grade 6, £38,826 - £45,649 or Grade 7, £46,934 - £50,919 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance Job ID : 039108
Post Date : 22-Dec-2021 Close Date : 19-Jan-2022
Contact Person : Tom Vercauteren Contact Details :
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