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Research Associate in Computer Science/Software Engineering
The Radiotherapy Related Research (RRR) group based at the Christie Hospital, Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-018664

Location: The Radiotherapy Related Research (RRR) group based at the Christie Hospital, Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/09/2022

Salary: £34,308 - £36,386 per annum dependent on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Division of Cancer Sciences

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Starting ASAP until 31 October 2024

School / Directorate: School of Medical Sciences

This is an exciting opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join the Clinical Informatics Hub part of Cancer Research UK RadNet Manchester and aligned to the wider Radiotherapy Related Research (RRR) group. This group is based in the Division of Cancer Sciences at The University of Manchester and physically located in The Christie NHS Foundation You will be working as part of a highly multidisciplinary team to develop and maintain a software toolkit for the analysis of clinical and radiotherapy data. The group is particularly interested in image analysis and image processing with expertise in image-based datamining and imaging biomarkers related to radiotherapy toxicities. Therefore the applicant should have a keen interest in the research and development of software packages to support and correlate imaging data with outcomes, specifically required for the improvement of survival and reduction in toxicities following cancer treatment. The post holder will also develop advanced infrastructure to support the group and play an important role in systems administration.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with experience in software engineering. You will have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, have excellent communication and organisational skills and a proven track record of delivering impactful research. A publication record in peer-reviewed journals would be advantageous.

You will be working alongside a dynamic team of fundamental science and clinical researchers within Cancer Research UK RadNet Manchester, a Radiation Research Unit in partnership with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences. CRUK RadNet Manchester is an ambitious translational radiation oncology programme that builds on the 10-year history of an external collaborating “One Manchester” approach to cancer team science in radiotherapy-related research. Using multi-disciplinary expertise, the Manchester RadNet team will work to address the challenges of diverse patient characteristics to achieve individualised physical and biological targeting based on real-time outcomes and work towards a deep mechanistic understanding of immune response, comorbidity and genomics. The Centres and Units funded by the Cancer Research UK Radiation Network (RadNet) will work together to provide national leadership and vision, and develop and grow the radiation research base within the UK.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

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

Enquiries about the purpose of the role to:

Name: Dr Marianne Aznar



Dr Gareth Price:

General vacancy, shortlisting and interview enquires to:

Name: Dr Rebecca Holley


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

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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