Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomedical Image Analysis

Applications to be received by 12pm on Friday 5th of January 2018

Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomedical Image Analysis to join Professor Jens Rittscher’s group at the Department of Engineering Science (Headington). You will work on the Wellcome Trust funded cluster for the development of dynamic 3D nanoscopy. This post is available for 3 years.

The goal of this programme is to understand fundamental cellular processes at the tens of nanometre scale. You will be developing state of the art image analysis algorithms that will allow the automatic identification and assessment of sub-cellular structures. This interdisciplinary, international collaboration with physicists and biologists based in Yale University, USA and the University of Cambridge, UK is led by Professor J Rothman (Yale) and Professor D St Johnston (Cambridge).

You will have a PhD (or be close to completion) in medical imaging or computer vision or another related area and possess a strong interest in biological imaging. You will have experience in computer vision and machine learning and programming experience in Python/C/C++ would be an advantage

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor J Rittscher (

Further information can be found at:

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 5 January 2018 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

Contact: Professor Jens Rittscher