Internship - Software, Imaging Science & Machine Learning 2021

  • Canon Medical Research Europe
  • Edinburgh, UK
  • Nov 19, 2020
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We are now looking for students or recent graduates to join our Summer Internship Programme 2021 - a 3-month paid Internship between June and September 2021. This is an excellent opportunity to gain relevant work experience through a dynamic, innovative team developing industry-leading medical imaging solutions. We create technology and tools that make a meaningful difference to people's lives; helping doctors to help their patients restore their health and well-being.

Several positions are available, working within diverse project teams across our R&D division. Topic areas are:

  • Software Engineering (e.g. Application development, Software infrastructure, Software tool development)
  • Medical Image Computing (e.g. Image analysis, Visualization and 3D rendering,)
  • Machine Learning (e.g. Deep learning neural networks, Decision forests)

Applications are welcomed from students of the following disciplines:

  • Computer Science / Software Engineering / Informatics
  • Mathematics / Physics / Engineering
  • Machine Learning / Informatics / Medical Imaging

You should be at the following stage of your studies to apply:

  • Third year (entering final year after the summer) or Final year undergraduates on course to achieve 2:1 or higher
  • Early-stage postgraduate students (MSc or PhD)

In addition to an excellent academic record, you should have sound knowledge of writing software. We work primarily with C++, but Java, JavaScript, C#, Python and MATLAB are also useful skills. Additionally, we place value on sound mathematical competence, particularly 3D geometry. This is a requisite for any scientific topic.

In our internship programmes, there is an excellent opportunity to gain relevant work experience through joining a dynamic, innovative team developing industry-leading medical imaging solutions. The work is fast paced and intellectually stimulating.

We aim to offer an inclusive, flexible and balanced working environment, by being an employer that cares for and respects its employees. We are part of a global family, that works closely with other development teams based in Japan, America, Canada and France; giving the opportunity of work placements at partner sites. As an employer, we want to provide you the right environment to allow you to develop your career.

Application Process

To be considered for these vacancies please apply below. Please state on the form which position you are interested in applying for and which topic area is of interest to you i.e. Software Engineering – application development; or Medical Image Computing – image analysis; or Machine Learning – deep learning neural networks.

Closing date for all applications for the Summer Internship Programme is Sunday 10th January 2021. Following the closing date, a shortlist will be drawn up and successful candidates contacted to proceed to the next stage of the recruitment process.

The placements are planned to commence on Monday 7th June 2021, although there is flexibility in this. Given the ongoing global pandemic, some of the internship positions may be remote. Please detail in the application form if you have a preference on remote/office working and advise your current location.

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form, High School