Senior Research Scientist – Nuclear Medicine Imaging


Job Ref:
65846

Job Title:
Senior Research Scientist – Nuclear Medicine Imaging

Location:
Teddington

Type:
Permanent

Salary:
£38,925 - £43,000

Closing date:
1st March 2018

Job Description

A permanent position exists for a scientist with experience of iterative image reconstruction to work in the Medical Radiation Physics group at NPL. This role will be to work with the newly established Nuclear Medicine Imaging Laboratory which houses a multi-modality SPECT-CT-PET system. The main focus of this work is the development of traceable quantitative imaging standards for nuclear medicine to support clinical nuclear medicine. This new role will support the establishment of Open Source Software (OSS) for quantitative reconstruction of SPECT and PET data to provide a platform for research into propagation of uncertainties through iterative reconstruction algorithms.
The ideal candidate will already be established in the field with a demonstrated high scientific profile and hold a post-graduate qualification in Physics, Computer Science or other related discipline. They will have experience in working with OSEM reconstruction algorithms, and development in C++. Experience using the STIR framework would be beneficial. A good understanding of image analysis techniques is desirable, and experience with python development would be beneficial. The ability to problem solve and propose appropriate solutions, along with an understanding of the underlying mathematical principles is also important. The successful candidates will have good communication skills, verbal and written, and demonstrate good practical skills with attention to detail.

The successful candidate will play a key role in developing a strong collaboration with the Institute of Nuclear Medicine (INM) at University College London with opportunity for a secondment to the INM. The ability to interact with academic, industrial and health service collaborators and an ability to work to deadlines within a team are prerequisites for the role. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a major new facility at NPL with the ultimate goal of supporting clinical centres in providing better patient prognosis through more optimised healthcare-therapy services.
Appointment at a Principal Research Scientist will be considered for suitably experienced candidates, please email thalia.jones@npl.co.uk for more information.

The UK`s National Physical Laboratory sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and real world application as one of the world’s top National Measurement Institutes. Every employee at NPL is central to achieving our aim of continuing to innovate and deliver scientific excellence. Our mission is to provide the measurement capability that underpins the UK’s prosperity and quality of life. Join the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at an exciting time of growth where you will have a great opportunity to maximize impact from science.

We are a national laboratory and we currently have hubs in South West London, Cambridge, Birmingham, Huddersfield and Strathclyde. Benefits include 27 days` holiday, Life Assurance and Contributory Pension Scheme. NPL Management Limited is committed to supporting its people to develop both personally and professionally and is committed to equal opportunities. NPL Management Limited is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter.
Based in a unique, purpose-built research environment, we are located in beautiful surroundings on the edge of Bushy Park, south-west London with a host of onsite facilities. These include a subsidised crèche, restaurant and free parking.

NPL Management Limited is committed to supporting its people to develop both personally and professionally and is committed to equal opportunities. NPL Management Limited is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and an Institute of Physics Project Juno Practitioner.



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