Recruiting a dedicated RSE for open-source image-guided surgery tools
By Jonathan Cooper, on 27 May 2022
UCL’s Research Software Development Group is strengthening its expertise in medical imaging through a new joint post with the Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS). WEISS is located at Charles Bell House in London, and is well supported by state-of-the-art computational facilities and surgical laboratories. Members of WEISS collaborate with world-leading centres such as the UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC), the Institute of Healthcare Engineering (IHE) and the Division of Surgical and Interventional Science.
This Research Software Engineer role is available at standard or senior level depending on your knowledge and experience. You will support the development, maintenance, and dissemination of open-source software tools to accelerate research and create clinical impact in image guided surgery. Until May 2024 the work will focus on further development of the SciKit-Surgery libraries. SciKit-Surgery aims to support researchers globally working on applications in image guided surgery. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to create novel open-source software libraries. The exact nature of the libraries may change based on research priorities but includes areas such as hardware accelerated deep learning, novel visualisation and user interface design, computer vision, and scientific education and outreach. You will also contribute to publications in international journals and conferences.
- You have created and maintained software addressing complex problems in one or more fields. Imaging or healthcare experience is beneficial but by no means essential!
- You can build an understanding of new scientific questions, and connect research needs to IT requirements.
- You are committed to software development best practices, and know how to apply these in research contexts.
- You share our enthusiasm for reproducible, reliable computational research, and are able to help to spread that to our research community.
- You are keen to expand your knowledge.
There are good opportunities for personal development and career progression within the group, in both technical and managerial tracks. The role includes time to study the research areas with which we work, and the specialist technologies applied in digital research. Funding for training and conference travel is also readily available.
For more details check out the formal advert and job specification. The closing date is 19th June 2022, with interviews later in June/July (exact dates TBC). This position is permanent (on an open-ended contract), with salary negotiable up to £53,757. Part-time applicants are welcome (unfortunately it’s only the small print of the formal ad that mentions this!) and various forms of flexible working are available.