About the Project
Primary supervision will be provided by Prof Andy Lynch with secondary supervision from Dr Peter Caie, both within the School of Medicine. Prof Lynch is also a member of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, while Dr Caie is a platform lead at the Sir James Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosis, and the successful student, while based in the School of Medicine, will have interactions with these as well.
Andy Lynch was a PI on the phase of the Cancer Research UK-funded Prostate Cancer ICGC project that generated RNA- and Methylation sequencing data from 200 men with prostate cancer. These data joined the rich whole-genome sequencing and clinical data generated for the same men in phase I of the project. He is now involved in several analysis groups of the PanProstate Cancer Group project (http://panprostate.org/), an international effort to combine data from over 2000 prostate cancers, which is part-funding this project.
Dr Peter Caie is the PI of the Innovate UK-funded iCAIRD project in St Andrews (https://icaird.com/about/eco-systems/). The iCAIRD project involves analysing thousands of pathology images through computer vision algorithms, developed in house, in order to perform automated and accurate diagnostics for gynaecological pathology. iCAIRD involves clinical and industry partners collaborating with our academic teams to ensure high impact of the research. Dr Caie’s other funded projects involve the analysis of the complicated cellular interactions and associated protein expressions within the tumour microenvironment, through automated image analysis, that may inform on disease aggression.
Candidates should have a numerate background preferably with a master’s-level degree giving them expertise and experience in applied statistics or machine/deep learning.
September 2020 to January 2021, Negotiable.
How to apply
In the first instance, applicants should submit a CV and covering letter to Andy Lynch [Email Address Removed] and Peter Caie [Email Address Removed]
Open until the position is filled
For further details on the project or informal enquiries please contact Andy Lynch [Email Address Removed] or Peter Caie [Email Address Removed]
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