Computational physicist

Blackwall and Cubitt Town
27 Feb 2019
12 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
*Company infomation*
Cortirio’s mission is to save lives by developing low-cost, portable brain imaging.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most common cause of death and life-long disability amongst the under
40s. Current brain imaging technology is non-portable and expensive, causing delays to treatment and
costing lives. The problem is even more acute in low and middle income countries: two-thirds of the world’s
population lack access to even basic medical imaging.

Cortirio are developing a portable headband that enables diagnosis at the scene of an injury. Our technology
uses infrared light to image blood at high resolution and automatically detect injuries. As we don’t use X-ray
radiation, scans can be run continuously to alert staff if a patient needs attention, much as a heart rate
monitor raises an alarm if someone’s heart stops. Our product could save millions of lives lost to head
injuries, but the technology behind it could do even more. Our roadmap includes stroke, age-related decline
and mental health.

*Job summary*
The role is to develop optical imaging of intracranial blood. This will involve developing simulations of light
propagation, implementing inverse models, developing image reconstruction techniques and creating
automated testing suites for validation. Working in a fast, dynamic team, you will work collaboratively and
have the opportunity to drive improvements in all aspects of the software and hardware system.

This project offers the chance to have a big impact on a global problem whilst working at the cutting edge of
technology. You will work in a small, collaborative team and have a significant role in shaping the
development of the product. There are options for flexible and remote working. Stock options will be offered.

*Job responsibilities*
* Design software architectures to implement inverse models applied to optical tomography
* Work with the hardware engineers to integrate software and hardware systems
* Develop test suites to validate each component of the system
* Improve the software to optimise imaging speeds

*Core experience*
* 4+ years of software development
* Strong mathematical background
* Physics modelling (preferably optics and/or inverse problems)
* High performance computation and optimising software for parallel computing architectures

*Desirable experience*
* Imaging processing
* Parallel programming on hardware architectures such as GPUs or FPGAs
* Hardware drivers for USB
* Firmware development
* Cloud computing and simulation

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