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Summer Internship Programme - Edinburgh

Software Development
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Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK – Internship Programme - Summer 2020


A Bit about Us


Canon Medical Research Europe Ltd is a leading software R&D centre of excellence, generating breakthrough technologies and valuable IP for Canon Medical.


Situated in the diverse city of Edinburgh we employ over 100 employees working as Software Engineers, Scientists, Clinical Specialists, Testers and Business Support who all contribute to saving people’s lives – we help make a difference!


Working for Us


We employ people who are committed to our purpose and engage positively with our company culture and values.


We strive to create a positive and enjoyable working environment where you can expect Interesting and challenging work, opportunities for growth, global training programmes and continued development and support.


Our success is built on our ability to innovate and we offer an exciting and creative workplace that encourages both personal and professional development.


We are seeking people who are passionate about what we do and will help contribute to our future.


Our Internship Programme


We are now looking for students or recent graduates who would like to be considered for a 3-month paid Internship between June and September 2020. 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. Topics 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. 


Application Process


To be considered for these vacancies please apply via the website by clicking the  "Apply here" button below : 


Please state on the form which position you are applying for and which topic area is of interest to you i.e. Software Engineering or Medical Image Computing or Machine Learning.


Closing date for all applications for the Summer Internship Programme is Sunday 12th January 2020.  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 1st June 2020, although there is flexibility in this.


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