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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD position at Bristol University, UK

A funded PhD studentship is available for a highly ambitious candidate
keen to study in the area of medical image analysis.
Pharmacological MRI (phMRI) enables the examination of brain activity
during the performance of cognitive, sensory, and motor tasks after the
patient is injected with suitable and harmless pharmacological drugs.
This helps measure the direct modulation of regional brain activity
caused by the drugs. In some cases, instead of the drug, a placebo is
The aim of the project is to develop novel methods for the segmentation
of volumetric brain regions similarly affected by the pharmacological
drugs across time. This involves hte analysis of 4D data. The work will
be carried out in the Department of Computer Science at the University
of Bristol, in collaboration with staff at the Department of
Community-Based Medicine.

The studentship covers tuition fees and provides a maintenance stipend
of around 12000 per year.

Please note that the studentship is only available to UK Nationals or EU
Nationals who have been resident in the UK for the past 3 or more years.
Candidates from countries outside the EU ARE NOT eligible.

Candidates should possess a good honours degree in Computer Science,
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a related discipline, and have
strong mathematical and programming skills. Previous experience in
Computer Vision or Signal Processing would be an advantage but not
essential. A recognised English language qualification (minimum IELTS
6.5, TOEFL 600) is required if English is not your first language. For
informal enquiries please contact Dr Majid Mirmehdi, Dept. of Computer
Science, University of Bristol

How to Apply

For an application pack, please contact Miss Sophie Benoit,
Postgraduate Administrator by email to, or refer
to the department www pages under Vacancies at