Medical Imaging for cancer studies

This studentship is a unique opportunity to work with University of Surrey, The National Physical Laboratory, The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and Alliance Medical Limited to develop the next generation of medical imaging analysis and interpretation for cancer care.

Start date
3 years
Application deadline
Funding information

A stipend of £15,609 for 21/22, which will increase each year in line with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rate, plus Home/EU-rate fee allowance of £4,500 (with automatic increase to UKRI rate each year). The studentship is offered for3 years.

Funding source
This is a university funded studentship agreed by the doctoral college to match a studentship funded by EPSRC/NPL icase and a studentship funded by Alliance Medical Limited
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The Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at The University of Surrey are pleased to offer a PhD opportunity in the field of medical imaging. The studentship is part of a unique partnership with: the metrology for Medical Physics Group (MEMPHYS) at The National Physical Laboratory; The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and, Alliance Medical Limited – Europe’s largest independent provider of medical imaging.

The project will be part of our work to standardise medical imaging and its analysis, to develop AI methods for medical imaging analysis and interpretation and to build a unique methodology for big data studies in healthcare.

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Eligibility criteria

All applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a first-class degree in a numerate discipline (mathematics, science or engineering) or MSc with Distinction (or 70% average) and a strong interest in pursuing research in this field. Additional experience which is relevant to the area of research is also advantageous.

This studentship is open to UK students only.

Non-native English speakers will be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with no sub-test of less than 6.

How to apply

For enquiries contact Prof Phil Evans indicating your areas of interest and including your CV with qualification details (copies of transcripts and certificates). Shortlisted applicants will be contacted directly to arrange a suitable time for an interview.

For further information about our research portfolio and how to apply visit CVSSP Postgraduate research study.

Contact details

Philip Evans
31 BA 00
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 689801

Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP)

CVSSP is a leading UK research centre in audio-visual signal processing, computer vision and machine learning ranked 1st in the UK and 3rd in Europe for Computer Vision. Our Centre is one of the largest in Europe with over 170 researchers and a grant portfolio in excess of £27 million, bringing together a unique combination of cutting-edge sound and vision expertise. Our aim is to advance the state of the art in multimedia signal processing and computer vision, with a focus on image, video and audio applications. Our Centre has a robust track-record of innovative research leading to technology transfer and exploitation in biometrics, creative industries (film, TV, games, VR), communication, healthcare, robotics and consumer electronics.

CVSSP is a destination of choice for postgraduate talent and it is part of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering which is ranked second in the Guardian newspaper league table 2020.  The University of Surrey has recently been ranked 7th in the UK in the 2020 Advance HE Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES).

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