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Engineering better health

We are driven by our commitment to improve the way we deliver healthcare  through the use of  advanced engineering. ​

A diverse and talented group working across the whole MedTech sector, we advance  research, innovation and teaching progress through our shared mission of engineering better  health for patients worldwide. ​

Our state-of-the-art labs and clinical-research facilities are embedded in St Thomas’ Hospital  where we can ensure our research projects are fully aligned with current clinical practice. Long-term collaborations with global MedTech companies and new partnerships with innovative start-ups ensure  multiple pathways to translation.

Research is organised into ambitious, large-scale and long-term research projects supported by our set of six departments. This diverse infrastructure allows us  to  combine expertise and apply the latest healthcare concepts to deliver ground breaking results.   ​

We pass this integrated approach to the next generation of healthcare specialists who study with our lecturers. Courses with practical training and real-world application at their core, taking place at the UK’s most research active NHS trust. 

 

Join our team and help us change the future of healthcare

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic software engineer with knowledge in deep learning to join the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering (CME) within an internationally leading university research School. The post-holder will be supporting researchers to develop and implement novel algorithms and pipelines for medical image processing using deep-learning and related AI approaches. The successful applicant will also be helping to promote coding best practice amongst researchers within the School and will take an active role in promoting open-source software supported by the School. The aim of this post is to further develop the School's flagship open-source deep learning platform: NiftyNet, a python package built as a TensorFlow-based framework and dedicated to medical imaging. This package is used by many users both within the School and externally. Beyond the CME, NiftyNet is also a key component of the software strategy for the newly funded London Medical Imaging & Artificial Intelligence Centre for Value-Based Healthcare, where it will enable, in partnership with NVIDIA and other collaborators, the deployment of deep learning techniques within hospital environments. The successful applicant will lead on refactoring and optimisation activities and will develop novel functionalities within the framework. The post-holder will also be actively collaborating with researchers to raise the quality of their implementation up to the expected standard for dissemination and technology transfer. The software engineer will work closely with other developers within the School to develop a modular software architecture in which the deep learning platform will work in synergy with other applications. The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in computer science or a closely related field. They will be able to demonstrate good algorithmic and software development skills. They will also be able to demonstrate strong experience of TensorFlow or related libraries.

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This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic software architect with knowledge of deep learning, computational modelling and computational medical imaging to join the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering within an internationally leading university research School. The aim of the project is to harmonise, design and help maintain a portfolio of research software. The successful applicant will also be helping to promote coding best practices amongst researchers within the School and will take a leading role in promoting open-source software supported by the School. The software architect will oversee the implementation of a software strategy for the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King's College London. This involves a thorough initial review of the existing software that has been developed to date, with the aim of harmonising and, where appropriate, consolidating existing software, and helping to establish best practice. It also involves integrating the current software into a common platform to reduce duplication while expanding functionalities. The successful applicant will also liaise with the other software developers and will assist them in executing the overall strategy. This role will give the successful applicant to engage in cutting edge research, in a field that requires deep understanding of software engineering. The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in computer science or a closely related field. They will be able to demonstrate good algorithmic and software development skills. They will also be able to demonstrate strong experience in compiled and interpreted programming language such as C++ and Python respectively.

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The post holder will primarily focus on delivering efficient and effective support of research at King's, providing efficient operational support to staff and students for research-related work, working closely with the School's Senior Operations Officer (Research) to provide support for research grant applications, post-award support and to provide advice and guidance and, where appropriate, training on University policies, processes and where required, source information and support for colleagues to facilitate their work The successful candidate will have a detailed understanding of research-intensive Higher Education institution, the regulatory context and best practice and excellent numeracy skills with proven financial management and analytical skills to underpin strategic financial strategic decisions and procedure. The candidate must have excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills at all levels and the ability to maintain confidentially is also essential.

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The Robotics and Vision in Medicine Lab of the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences is seeking a highly organised, proactive individual to help develop imaging instrumentation to guide micro-surgical robots for regenerative therapy delivery within the human eye. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person with experience in physics, optics, or optical systems engineering to join an internationally leading research team, and work on a project with clear emphasis on research for clinical translation and patient benefits. The goal of this post is the research and development of optical systems for safe and effective visualisation at micro-metre scale in vitreoretinal surgery. Specifically, we are interested in exploring light-field imaging based intraoperative visualisation, with the possibility to expand research on complementary research directions (e.g. OCT). The researcher will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that closely collaborates with clinicians from Moorfields Eye Hospital, and will have access to unique state-of-the-art infrastructure on Surgical and Interventional Engineering (including access to an optics lab, photoacoustics lab, and mock operating theatre).

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This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic system administration to take a leading role across the IT team of an internationally leading university research School and the central King's College London central research IT team. The purpose of this role is to be responsible for all aspects of the operation and strategic development of the computing infrastructure that supports the clinical and research activities of the School. Currently there are about 600 members in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences. The current infrastructure relies on multiple platforms or technologies, including Windows and Linux clients and servers, Mac laptops and workstation, High Performance Computing (HPC) systems and GPU workstations and servers. The post holder should be familiar with most of these technologies. The computer and clinical systems in the School are deployed on two networks, one administered by KCL and one by the GSTT (Guy's and Saint Thomas's NHS Trust). The post holder will be collocated between the School dedicated IT team and the central KCL research solution IT team and will engage actively with both teams. The successful applicant responsibilities will include client and server system administration, networking setup, setting up hardware, installing and maintaining software, software licensing, data backups and virtualisation technologies amongst others. The post holder is expected to be a proactive individual, able to work both independently and as part of a team.

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To provide mechanical and electrical engineering support (maintainence, commissioning, operation and development) for our RDS112 and and GE880 GE PETtrace cyclotron and associated equipment. The post holder will be responsible for the maintainence and development of cyclotron-related activities and performance (e.g. radionuclide yields, targetry, ancillary equipment and infrastructure) and day to day support, including planned preventative and corrective maintenance, spares ordering, staff training in cyclotron operation and smooth running of the cyclotron and associated equipment. They will play a lead role in the investigation and communication of operational updates and issues to appropriate staff members. The post holder will join a small team of engineers and work closely with the operations, technical, research and administrative PET laboratory managers to optimise the day-to-day activities of the role. As an excellent communicator and team player, the post holder will work proactively with the Chemistry team (Head of PET Chemistry, Operations Manager, radiochemistry production, QC/QA staff, chemistry development group) and key PET centre staff including medical physicists, radiographers, clinicians and departmental managers to ensure a smooth-running operation for research and clinical utilisation of the cyclotron. Suitable applicants will ideally have an excellent track record in mechanical and electrical engineering including experience in producing mechanical and electrical engineering support for automated systems and hardware. Experience in cyclotron maintenance and operation would be desirable. Experience of working in a regulated environment would also be desirable.

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The post holder will be part of the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences IT team, which is responsible for all aspects of the operation and strategic development of the computing infrastructure that supports the clinical and research activities of the School. The post holder in collaboration with the other members of the IT team will support all workstations and servers deployed within the School. Currently there are about 600 members in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Sciences. The current infrastructure relies on multiple platforms or technologies, including Windows and Linux clients and servers, Mac laptops and workstation, High Performance Computing (HPC) systems and GPU workstations and servers. The post holder should be familiar with most of these technologies. The successful applicant responsibilities will include client and server system administration, networking setup, setting up hardware, installing and maintaining software, software licensing, data backups and virtualisation technologies amongst others. The post holder is expected to be a proactive individual, able to work both independently and as part of a team. This is an excellent opportunity for an applicant willing to learn new skills and share knowledge with other members of the team.

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This post will be a key role within the PET Radiochemistry team. The post holder will have overall responsibility for the production of clinical PET radiotracers at the facility. This will include production of established and new radiopharmaceuticals, documentation (SOPs, validation results, trending, etc.), overview of production, and building a proactive lab culture in the department; organising rotas for PET Chemistry staff (in consultation with the Operations Manager and QC manager) for supply of PET radiopharmaceuticals; training of staff in production-related activities; and ensuring compliance with appropriate MHRA, radiation safety and other relevant legislation. The postholder will ensure overall management of the production team. The postholder will be expected to take an active role in the planning and implementation of the new PET radiochemistry Production.

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This exciting role will provide communication expertise to support the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences' vision to create Europe's leading MedTech Hub located at St Thomas' Hospital. The post holder will raise the profile of the work of the School to key internal and external audiences along with leading the development and delivery of the communications and engagement plan. Their excellent communications skills will ensure they build relationships with clinical technical experts from across the school ensuring the timely release of research papers to the media at a national level. The post holder will also work effectively with the Faculty Communications & Marketing Manager to ensure understanding of both School and Faculty priorities and activities along with being an active member of the Faculty Communications & Engagement Network and also the King's External & Internal Engagement Network.

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HR and Recruitment enquiries

For recruitment enquiries please contact our HR Manager, Sarah Jeffrey

 

 

What does research at our School look like?

We believe in a truly integrated approach to healthcare engineering, which is why our collaborative  research projects encompass everything from the development of novel imaging tracers right through to micro-robotic and artificial intelligence solutions.

A set of departments comprising physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians and clinicians, our  combined expertise allows us to see clinical challenges from all angles to develop  patient-focused solutions.  Our expert advisors support the development process at every step of the way, from proof-of-concept studies all the way to Phase III clinical trials, to ensure translation to the clinic can happen wherever possible.

From undergraduate students to patient volunteers, clinical academics to professional services, every member of the School contributes to making this vision a reality.

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School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences Rayne Institute, 4th Floor, Lambeth Wing St. Thomas' Hospital Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7EH

St Thomas’ Campus, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

 

Research facilities

Research facilities

Our research is directly embedded in St Thomas' Hospital, part of the UK's most research-active NHS…

Public engagement

Public engagement

From students through to senior leadership our researchers participating in public engagement…

Our departments

Our departments

Our structure of interdisciplinary departments and centres form the framework for our School.

 

26 Apr

Iron sulfur meeting

26 April 2019

A meeting to discuss iron-sulfur cluster biogenesis and other related metal mediated pathways.