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Research Associate/Fellow (fixed-term)

Reference
SCI462117
Closing Date
Monday, 5th March 2018
Job Type
Research
Department
Plant & Crop Sciences, Biosciences
Salary
£26495 to £38833 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Light sheet microscopy is a cutting-edge imaging approach which allows us to image the cell scale in 3D and over time. Using this approach we can collect data sets showing size, shape and growth changes in plant cells over time. However, the data sets are very large and are not easy to visualise.  Therefore, the motivation of this work is to build new image analysis   approaches which allow biologists to identify growth events happening in these data sets. Events such as nuclei divisions, or cell shape changes over time need to be detected and localised in the data.

To do this will require development of algorithms and tools which   make use both of traditional image analysis (such as segmentation and object tracking) and machine learning approaches, potentially including deep learning.

The candidate should have or be close to completion of a PhD in image analysis or an imaging-related machine learning subject. The ability to work in an interdisciplinary team will be essential. The candidate will be based at the University of Nottingham, and will be part of the Computer Vision Laboratory,   http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/cvl/index.aspx #

This position is based on a full time, fixed-term contract until 30th November 2019. Applications for job share will also be accepted. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Andrew French, andrew.p.french@nottingham.ac.uk . Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.