Associate Professor / Lecturer in Biomedical Imaging and Image-based Modelling

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £65,107
19 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Mechanical Engineering

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,739 to £65,107
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 15 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1905622DA

Associate Professor/Lecturer in Biomedical imaging and image based modelling

Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Southampton invites applications for an Associate Professor/Lecturer in Biomedical imaging and image based modelling with an emphasis on advanced X-ray Computer Tomography (XCT) systems and applications.  The successful candidate will play an integral role in developing and leading activities within the µ-VIS facility and contribute strongly to our research in Bioengineering Sciences

 We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in any combination of these areas: 

  • Use of image based techniques for a wide range of biological and medical applications
  • Musculoskeletal biomechanics, biological transport systems, computational modelling 
  • Advanced image processing (e.g. reconstruction, correlated imaging, automated feature extraction)
  • Micro-focus XCT system development

You will join a very active department with inter-disciplinary research interests across the University, with strong links to the medical school, health sciences, life sciences, oceanography, archaeology, palaeontology, where fundamental and applied problems are addressed with theoretical, experimental and computational methods. 

The µ-VIS Centre (see and brochures) has two of the largest high-energy micro-focus XCT systems in the UK, two uniquely designed devices for medical soft tissue histology (see xrayhistology), and innovative in vivo fluorescence + XCT ( as part of partnership between Engineering, Medicine and the NHS/University Biomedical Imaging Unit (BIU). µ-VIS is one of the 4 designated UK University Centres forming a new £10M National Research Facility (NRF) for XCT (   

You will be based in the Bioengineering Sciences Group, which undertakes a wide range of activities applying engineering principles to the fields of biology and health care:

You will have an academic reputation, demonstrated by high-quality journal publications in your field, you will be committed to developing, largely through external funding, a research team in your area. In education, you will develop and deliver a range of innovative teaching and assessment approaches in different areas of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering continually enhancing the student experience.   It is essential you have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in X-ray imaging, biological imaging, engineering, physical sciences, or related subjects.

Details of our different undergraduate programmes including modules that are currently delivered can be seen here: 


Biomedical Engineering:

For informal enquiries, please contact Head of Department, Prof. Philippa Reed,

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the School of Engineering. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic , LGBT+ and disabled applicants to apply for this position. In recognition of our continued commitment to improving equality for women in science we were awarded an Athena SWAN bronze in 2013 and 2016.   We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy**, onsite childcare facilities

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward. 

**subject to qualifying criteria

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email  Please quote reference 1905622DA  on all correspondence.

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