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PhD Studentship: Model-based registration of pre- and post-surgery brain images

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  • PhD Studentship: Model-based registration of pre- and post-surgery brain images

    * Project Description

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield has a PhD studentship available for the project

    "Model-based registration of pre- and post-surgery brain images".

    The aim of the project is to develop image registration algorithms for the challenging problem of aligning pre- and post-surgery brain images, with a special emphasis on biomechanical model-driven algorithms. Work will be wide ranging, from formulation of biomechanical modelling approaches, to development of innovative frameworks for integrating model and image data, as well as segmentation, metric computation and optimization.

    The project is supported by both clinical and non-clinical collaborators in the UK and Australia and will be co-supervised by Dr Zeike Taylor and Prof Alejandro Frangi. The position is open to UK and EU citizens and includes funding of tuition fees plus a tax-free starting stipend of £14,500pa.

    * Candidate Profile

    We seek a proactive and talented PhD student, preferably holding an MSc degree, with a background in engineering, physics or computer science, having excellent computer programming skills and preferably experienced in computational image analysis and/or computational biomechanics. Specifically, the following skills will be expected:
    - Knowledge and experience of computational image analysis or computational biomechanics
    - Background or strong interest in Biomedical Engineering
    - Programming skills in C++ and Matlab
    - Proficiency in spoken and written English

    Candidates should be creative, have the ability to carry out independent research and interact within an international research team. We are interested in individuals with excellent communication and leadership skills, who able to work in a multidisciplinary team and contribute to the visibility of our group in the international scientific community. The ability to interact with other disciplines is essential. The candidate will cooperate with members of the group working on related topics as well as with our collaborators at several academic institutions in the UK and Australia.

    * Contact

    For more information, contact Dr Zeike Taylor:

    * Applying

    To apply, please use our standard on-line PhD application form at

    and indicate on your form that you are replying to this advert.