Postdoctoral Research Physicist – Ultrasound Physics


The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FMedSci, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

This post is an exciting opportunity for a physicist or engineer with ultrasound imaging experience. The post aims to develop novel in vivo multi-modality ultrasonic imaging techniques.

A number of ultrasound techniques exist that can be used to measure or characterise different functional or structural changes in normal or diseased tissues which occur in response to therapy. These changes may be predictive biomarkers of radiation response and used to design or monitor therapy. The proposed project investigates the feasibility of combining two or more ultrasonic techniques to increase the specificity and sensitivity of ultrasonic imaging of predictive biomarkers.

The successful applicant will design and execute of a programme of research to:

(1) develop novel software and hardware for the acquisition of in vivo multi-modality ultrasound images
(2) analyse and validate ultrasound signals, which may be used as imaging biomarkers.

The project will be based at the newly built Centre for Cancer Imaging, ICR Sutton campus, Surrey. Research will include ultrasound imaging and radiotherapy dose data analysis.

We seek a highly motivated candidate with a PhD in physics, medical engineering or bioengineering and experience of experimental techniques relevant to the project. Experience of computational methods and ultrasound imaging are essential. In-vivo techniques are desirable.

If you would like more information on the post or have any questions about the role you can contact Dr Emma Harris (….

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