KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

Research Associate in Heart Failure Therapy

Location
London (GB)
Salary
£37,412 to £44,015 per annum
Posted
04 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Research Associate in Heart Failure Therapy

Department : Biomedical Engineering

We are seeking a research associate to help develop wireless endocardial optimisation system (WEOS) for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) patients in a 24 month position.

CRT is a treatment that aims to help heart failure patients by pacing the heart to resynchronise the electrical activation in the heart. In standard methods of CRT, the heart is paced via veins which lie on the outside of the heart. However this limits the areas that can be paced to where the veins are positioned. Wireless endocardial pacing is an exciting new technology that overcomes this limitation by allowing pacing at any site inside the heart. One of the challenges with wireless pacing is to identify the optimal locations for the pacing electrode and the power transmitter.

You will be working in a leading research environment as part of the WEOS project, which aims to identify the optimal location for the pacing electrode and the power transmitter for each patient from medical images before the electrode is implanted. This system will then be used in-procedure by augmenting medical images to present the optimal location to the clinician throughout the implantation procedure. Your role involves close collaboration with biophysical modellers, clinicians, Siemens and an innovative wireless pacing company, EBR systems.

Your role will involve the processing, segmentation and registration of medical images using existing software and the scripting and automation of these tasks in python or c++. As well as integration of computer imaging and modelling tools with an existing python-based Siemens clinical software package. Your position will be primarily technical and you will also be supported in attending conferences and publishing in scientific and clinical journals.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 July 2020. 
This is a full-time post -100% full time equivalent 
The selection process will include a panel interview a presentation.

Grade and Salary : £37,412 to £44,015 per annum
Job ID : 011048
Close Date : 31-Mar-2019
Contact Person : Sarah Jeffrey
Contact Details : sarah.jeffrey@kcl.ac.uk