Senior PET Scientist (FTC)

Advanced analytics. Intelligent insights.

IXICO is a fast growing and profitable medical data analytics company, providing data management and advanced analytics to the pharmaceutical clinical trials market. Established in 2004 and listed as a public company in 2013, IXICO has firmly established itself as a trusted partner to the global pharmaceutical industry, developing new therapies for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.

Our purpose is to advance medicine and human health by turning data into clinically meaningful information, providing valuable new insights in neuroscience and our goal is to be a leading proponent of artificial intelligence in medical image analysis. We will achieve this by developing and deploying breakthrough data analytics, at scale, through our remote access technology platform, to improve the return on investment in drug development and reduce risk and uncertainty in clinical trials for our pharmaceutical clients.

We are guided by our “4A” values:

  • Aspiration
  • Ability
  • Agility
  • Accountability

These are at the heart of our culture and empower our people to contribute to our mission of improving patient outcomes. We recognise that we will only succeed in realising our purpose and achieve our business goals by bringing together the essential human skills needed to innovate and continuously enhance our cutting-edge technologies in support of our customers’ endeavours.

To help us deliver our medical image analysis solutions to large clinical trials we are hiring an experienced Senior PET Scientist in a full-time capacity on a fixed-term contract for 12 months.


Purpose of the Role:

As a Senior PET Scientist, you will be responsible for developing and validating quantitative PET analysis solutions and will be leading scientific discussions on the application of those solutions with internal and external stakeholders including pharma partners and academic collaborators. The focus of the role will be in amyloid quantification in Alzheimer’s disease but may include alternative tracers and / or therapeutic indications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative, but not exhaustive of the role. There may be some variation and/or development of these duties and responsibilities without changing the general nature of the role:

  • Represent IXICO in interactions with pharma clients and academic collaborators to understand scientific requirements for PET analysis solutions
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging trends in PET analysis, covering both tracer development as well as analysis techniques
  • Scope quantitative analysis workflows for the measurement of brain PET biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases and consult with internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop and validate novel PET analysis solutions
  • Work with other functional areas (Technology, Data Management, Operations) to deploy and operate PET analysis solutions on retrospectively collected and prospective PET data
  • Actively support and provide scientific leadership for PET analysis and endpoints in clinical and research trials
  • Lead on the subject matter internal and external dissemination to the peer community via seminar/webinars and scientific publications
  • Actively support Product Marketing with scientific content for IXICO website and other channels

Qualifications and skills required for the role:


  • University qualification in a scientific or analytical discipline.
  • Doctorate in a relevant subject or comparable research experience and a track record of relevant publications
  • Track record in PET analysis, preferably in CNS applications
  • Strong computer skills in a Linux environment and good programming experience, preferably in python
  • Innovative and insightful with a good ability to problem solve.
  • Good oral and written skills to enable effective communication at all levels within the company and external stakeholders.


  • Experience with PET imaging in Alzheimer’s disease
  • Experience with amyloid PET acquisition and analysis
  • Clinical trial experience
  • Strong Python experience
  • Good statistical literacy
  • Track record in algorithm development


  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Analytical, results focused with excellent problem-solving ability
  • Pro-active and adaptable team player with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and requirements
  • Strong growth mindset and work ethic
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills – fluent in the English language


  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Generous employer pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 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 Senior PET Scientist (FTC) 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 We are looking forward to your application. Please note that due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation our entire business is operating remotely. If you have got any questions about this please reach out to our careers team.

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