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Research Associate: A Reconstruction Toolkit for Multichannel CT

Job reference: S&E-12380

Location: Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/08/2018

Salary: £31,604 to £38,833 per annum depending on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: -

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: 1 September 2018 until 28 February 2020

School / Directorate: School of Materials

We are seeking to employ a Research Associate within the School of Materials on a full time basis.

The goal of this EPSRC funded research project is to develop a new Reconstruction Toolkit for Multi-channel Computer Tomography (RT-MCT). The purpose is to provide novel functionality for reconstructing multi-spectral tomographic datasets. A key goal of this programme will be to find iterative solutions and optimisation strategies to improve robustness of multi-spectral image reconstruction towards low dose imaging, under-sampled projections and various artefacts. In addition to producing a set of multi-channel regularises to improve single-to-noise ratio and resolution of reconstructed images.

CT imaging is still in a black and white (1 channel) era, but the recent development of energy sensitive detectors has the potential to revolutionise CT. This project aims to exploit the full polychromatic range of conventional X-ray sources to bring in a new era of tomographic imaging using multiple channels.

You will be expected to develop mathematical models of data generation in X-ray CT then use these to devise algorithms to recover images in the most efficient and reliable way. You would be expected to implement this and adapt it to the specific computing architectures available. You will also deploy RT-MCT into operation at our collaborating facilities, which will involve adapting it to the individual data requirements and educating facility and staff and users. Also you will assist with the supervision of research students, produce reports and presentations for project meetings, as well as writing manuscripts for publication.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:                                                    

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Martin Turner


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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