Image Repository Manager and Web Developer

Salary: £26,000

Closing date: 18th May 2020

Location   Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom

Contract   12 months in the first instance

Hours      35 (full time)

This is an opportunity for a scientist with a flair for coding and experience with databases to develop a range of skills at the cutting edge of imaging informatics in one of the world’s leading cancer research institutes. You will be working with Big Data in radiology, supporting a growing team that is applying the latest techniques of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. You will be part of a programme whose overall aims are to apply advanced information- and image-processing techniques to the study of tumour classification and response to treatment.

Locally, images are managed via a Research Picture Archiving and Communications System (Research PACS), which complements the Royal Marsden Hospital (RMH) clinical PACS. The Research PACS is based on the eXtensible Neuroimaging Archive Toolkit (XNAT) platform (Washington University, St Louis, www.xnat.org), which is rapidly gaining traction as a leading solution in clinical academic research. XNAT is used in other large-scale data warehousing applications, such as the MRC’s Dementias Platform UK and has been adopted by the National Cancer Imaging Translational Accelerator (NCITA), a major new £10M initiative from Cancer Research UK in which the ICR plays a leading role.

Initially, the post is offered for one year at a relatively junior level, but with significant potential for career development and on-the-job training. It provides an outstanding opportunity to gain a high degree of responsibility early in your career and, right from the outset, contribute code that will be crucial to the success of several major research projects. We anticipate that there will be possibilities for extension of the contract at the end of the initial period.

Given the enthusiastic adoption of XNAT by the academic community, the skills and expertise acquired in the position will also be transferrable and the experience gained will be much in demand.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in linux and excellent coding skills in JavaScript/React. An interest in medical imaging and informatics is essential, but prior experience in these areas, although desirable, is not a prerequisite. This post is designed to support (and, in time, to provide day-to-day management of) the ICR’s portfolio of XNAT platforms.

The post will be based in Sutton but the post holder   will be expected to travel occasionally to the Chelsea site for meetings.   Hours can be flexible and partial telecommuting is possible.

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