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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


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Health Sciences, Sciences
Host campus
Pathology and Biomedical Science (Christchurch)
Professor Anthony Butler


PhD candidates are being recruited to join the bioengineering lab hosted in the Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science, University of Otago, Christchurch.

Candidates are being recruited as part of a project to develop human scale, spectral CT technology.

The MARS team is formed by scientists from a broad range of disciplines including; computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, physicists, biologists, radiologists, and surgeons.

The project covers an equally large range of topics including image processing, medical databases, visualisation, high energy physics, and many applications in biology and medicine. Currently, we are interested in advancing our software and algorithms in image processing and visualisation.

Potential topics include:

  • MARS photon counting spectral CT

Applicants must be eligible for admission to the PhD programme at the University of Otago.

PhD programme entry requirements

Funding notes

Whether you are a domestic or an international student, the University of Otago has a range of Doctoral Scholarships available to you.

If you are a straight A student (GPA of 8 - 'A' grade) or higher, who has completed an Honours or Master's degree with an appropriate research component from a New Zealand university then you are likely to be guaranteed a University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship.

University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship

Other scholarship opportunities


In the first instance, applicants should contact Professor Anthony Butler by email to discuss a project. Further information may be sought from suitable candidates that will include:

  • a copy of your CV
  • a copy of your academic transcript
  • a pdf copy of your research thesis

Further Information

The Department of Radiology has a number of potential topics and projects on offer.

We welcome enquiries and encourage all prospective students to directly contact potential supervisors in their field of interest.


Anthony Butler

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