Imaging Scientist

Advanced analytics. Intelligent insights.

IXICO plc (AIM: IXI), is a leading neuroimaging Contract Research Organization (CRO), delivering advanced Ai analytical insights in neuroscience to the global clinical trials market. Established in 2004, listed as a public company in 2013, IXICO has firmly established itself as a trusted partner to the global life sciences industry, supporting the development of new therapies for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

With our focus on neuroscience, our purpose is to advance human health by turning data into clinically valuable insights; helping our clients reduce clinical development risk and improve return on investment from their clinical development programmes. We achieve this by combining Ai machine learning imaging biomarker analysis, together with centralised neuroimaging CRO services to provide an integrated service covering every stage of clinical development through to post-marketing surveillance. We are committed to invest in continuously enhancing our validated and peer reviewed disease optimised machine learning Ai analytics services and our infrastructure and technology to support our ambitious growth strategy. Our people are empowered to enable us to achieve   our company goals and their own personal development through the “4A” values at the heart of our culture: Aspiration, Ability, Agility and Accountability.

To help us deliver our medical image analysis solutions to large clinical trials we are hiring an experienced Imaging Scientist in a full-time capacity.

Purpose of the Role

This role is focused on the development of MRI and PET imaging analysis solutions that address our pharma clients’ needs The job holder manages the development of analysis pipelines required on individual customer contracts or defined through IXICO’s innovation roadmap which involves leading the scoping of new solutions through interaction with internal and external stakeholders, pro-active input into the development plan and execution of the development plan to assure timely completion and deployment where needed.

The job holder furthermore manages the delivery of pharma-sponsored R&D projects (e.g., retrospective data analysis) as required. Holding overall responsibility for the delivery of assigned analysis solutions or R&D projects may involve the definition, assignment, and management of sub-tasks within the wider Analysis Products team, e.g., working with R&D Image Analyst or Associate Imaging Scientists. As the development of novel analysis solutions evolve from Proof of Concept (PoC) to a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), the job holder is required to work closely with the Research Engineering team to assure early-stage R&D seamlessly feeds into a production-ready solution. The job holder is familiar with a number of brain imaging modalities and provides ‘in-house’ consultancy in that domain into pre-sales activities and study operations as needed. The role furthermore involves external science dissemination activities in line with IXICO marketing strategies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead scoping of analytics solutions for pharma clients in nominated projects
    • Engage with internal project teams and pharma partners where needed to define requirements for novel analysis solutions.
    • Based on defined requirements, identify suitable technical solution to assure streamlined project definition and delivery of identified requirements.
    • Plan expected development effort and associated timelines.
    • Design development and validation plans to meet technical and quality requirements.
    • Provide technical description of data analytics solutions into proposals, charters, other study documents as well as marketing material.
  • Lead on development of image analysis solutions to address custom client requirements and innovation roadmap
    • Lead on timely completion of development plans.
    • Execute development plans and assure on-time delivery.
    • Work with other members of the team (e.g. Associate Imaging Scientists, Imaging Engineer) to assure full CSV documentation to allow efficient handover to deployment team.
    • Perform scientific validation of results as part of user acceptance testing.
    • Define and roll-out endpoint QC work instructions for novel analysis solution.
  • Assess potential analysis methods and image viewing applications.
  • Incorporate, test, and validate external analysis methods and tools (i.e., image viewing applications) that will be required for new analysis workflows.
  • Lead delivery of pharma-funded R&D projects
    • Provide project management and overall planning.
    • Define tasks for junior team members (R&D Image Analyst, Associate Imaging Scientist): execution of analysis pipeline, data QC, data management.
  • Actively stay engaged in relevant developments in neuroimaging data analytics in IXICO therapeutic areas.
  • Based on planned development activities, propose topics for external scientific communication
    • Prepare and present scientific abstracts at target conferences.
    • Actively support Product Marketing with scientific content for IXICO website and other channels.

Qualifications and skills required for the role:

Essential

  • University qualification in a scientific or analytical discipline.
  • Doctorate in a relevant subject or comparable research experience and a track record of relevant publications.
  • Expertise in at least one imaging modality and relevant analysis.
  • Strong computer skills and good programming experience in a Linux environment (ideally in Python).
  • Innovative and inciteful with a good ability to problem solve.
  • Good oral and written skills to enable effective communication at all levels within the company.
  • Good Understanding of anatomy and its presentation within various imaging modalities.
  • Good research skills (assimilating papers and other sources of technical information).

Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration package including benchmarked salaries.
  • Staff Annual Bonus Plans and Annual Salary Review.
  • Generous employer pension contribution of 6%.
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing up to 28 days with every year at IXICO.
  • Life Assurance of 4x annual salary.
  • Employee Benefits Portal, Perkbox offering various discounts in retail, food & drink, and entertainment.
  • Engaging and social environment, with fundraising and sporting activities and seasonal events such as Summer and Christmas parties.
  • Wellbeing initiatives such as eye tests, flu jabs, and Mental Health Awareness Training.
  • Employee Assistance Programme offering advice and support on a wide range of topics.
  • Hybrid working model pattern split between working at our vibrant head office in the City of London and remotely.
  • Reimbursement allowance to purchase equipment to support working from home.
  • Generous employee referral scheme offering £2,000 for referring a successful candidate to the company.
  • Financial assistance for professional qualifications.
  • A company in an industry where your work has an impact every single day.

How to Apply

IXICO is working hard to create a representative, inclusive and empowered team, because we believe different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds make a better workplace, and ultimately better services.

IXICO doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion or belief, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected class.

This is a great opportunity for a strong and experienced Imaging Scientist to thrive in an engaging and fast-paced environment, to make a difference on an everyday basis.

If you think IXICO should meet you, please send us your CV and covering letter by email to careers@ixico.com or apply directly via LinkedIn. We are looking forward to your application.

Please note that our entire business is operating under a Hybrid-Working Model, where UK-based employees are required to attend our London office 2 days a week. If you have got any questions, please reach out to our careers team.

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