Research & Development Imaging Engineer

Advanced analytics. Intelligent insights.

IXICO is a fast-growing medical imaging technology company, providing advanced analytics to the global clinical trials market. Established in 2004, listed as a public company in 2013 and achieving profitability in 2019, IXICO has firmly established itself as a trusted partner to the global life sciences industry, helping develop new therapies for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease.

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. We achieve this by deploying breakthrough data analytics through our Artificial Intelligence-led technology platform, with an integrated service covering every stage of clinical development through to post-marketing surveillance. We continue to invest in our infrastructure and technology to support our ambitious growth strategy, which we are empowered to achieve 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 Research & Development Imaging Engineer in a full-time capacity.

Purpose of the Role

We have an opportunity for an R&D Imaging Engineer to join our Imaging science team at IXICO. As part of the team, you will be responsible for delivering imaging analysis solutions in a clinical trial setting for a range of therapeutic areas (e.g. Dementia, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease etc).

The R&D Imaging Engineer, in collaboration with the Imaging Scientist and R&D Engineer roles, will be responsible for the seamless transition of pre-existing scientific analysis solutions into minimal viable products (MVP) ready for deployment in clinical trials. An ideal candidate would have experience with medical image analysis, preferably neuroimaging, with a strong programmatic and technical skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Adapting pre-existing scientific solutions into production ready products and tools
  • Scoping, designing, and implementing technical solutions to address gaps or inefficiencies in analysis workflows
  • Developing processes and software frameworks to optimise delivery
  • Working closely with Imaging scientists and Research engineers, conducting image analysis, scientific testing, and report generation
  • Provide first-line support to internal team for developed solutions deployed in clinical trials
  • Leading on the identification of sources of failure in analysis solutions and, working with the lead Imaging Scientist, propose and implement suitable fixes and improvements
  • Contribute to the development of SOPs and WIs for analysis delivery
  • Create programmatic workflows to automate processing and analysis
  • Contribute to development of new analysis methods with operational / technical expertise, analysis, and testing
  • Participate in the innovation process by coming up with new ideas for company products and development process.

The R&D Image Analyst may also be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Qualitative review of biomedical images (e.g. MRI, PET), identifying and labelling data for future analysis.
  • Performing data curation and augmentation for large datasets used in the development of artificial intelligence pipelines.
  • Develop tools to assist in utilization of large datasets
  • Providing feedback on improvements in the image QC, analysis, and monitoring processes. 
  • Assist in reporting of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) e.g. QC pass rates and analysis throughput.

Qualifications and skills required for the role:

Essential

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. imaging, life sciences, computer science) or equivalent technical or analytical experience.
  • Experience in programming using scripting languages (e.g. Bash/Python)
  • Experience of Linux/Unix command line
  • Experience with medical image processing and analysis techniques
  • Experience in delivering analysis on large datasets
  • Ability to time manage and prioritise competing tasks.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and in a highly regulated environment.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills across all levels of the business – fluent in the English language

Desirable

  • Postgraduate degree or greater in related field
  • Intermediate to expert level competence Python
  • Experience with neuroimaging specific techniques and tools for MR analysis
  • Familiarity with virtualised environments such as Docker
  • Familiarity with MR or PET medical imaging modalities and clinical trial process
  • Experience interacting with large datasets
  • Experience delivering solutions in a commercial and regulated environment.

 Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Generous employer pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing up to 28 days with every year at IXICO
  • Annual salary review
  • Life Assurance scheme
  • Various discounts in retail, food & drink and entertainment through our benefit portal
  • 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 Research & Development Imaging Engineer to thrive in an engaging and fast-paced environment, to make a difference on an every day basis.

If you think IXICO should meet you, please send us your CV and covering letter by email to careers@ixico.com. We are looking forward to your application. Please note that our entire business is operating under a Hybrid-Working model. If you have got any questions about this please reach out to our careers team.

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