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Position: Research Fellow - MRI Susceptibility Mapping of Prostate Cancer
Institution: University College London
Department: Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral expert in MRI physics to develop quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) to measure oxygenation in Prostate Cancer and lead a study comparing QSM and histology in prostate cancer patients. You will have a central role in developing, optimising and applying new MRI magnetic susceptibility mapping acquisition sequences and processing techniques in phantoms and healthy volunteers. The ultimate goal of this multidisciplinary research programme is to develop a new QSM-based technique to map oxygenation in prostate cancer and compare histological and QSM measures in patients to investigate the technique’s clinical potential to non-invasively determine tissue hypoxic status
Requirements: It is expected that the successful candidate would have a first degree in Physics, Maths or Engineering. Applicants must have a PhD, or be about to submit a PhD, in MRI Physics or a related subject. A strong background in MRI Physics and expertise in computer programming in high-level languages (e.g. Matlab, C/C++, IDL or Python) are essential. Previous experience in acquisition, reconstruction, processing and analysis of MRI data is required
   
Text: Research Fellow in MRI Susceptibility Mapping of Prostate Cancer, - Ref:1806665 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Dept of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering Specific unit / Sub department Magnetic Resonance Imaging Group Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 to ?42,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a postdoctoral expert in MRI physics to join the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Group in the UCL Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, London, UK. Dr Karin Shmueli leads the MRI Group in the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. The group conducts cutting-edge research into MRI techniques to increase image contrast and resolution by exploiting new contrast mechanisms. She has obtained funding for a research programme to develop a new MRI magnetic susceptibility mapping-based technique to measure oxygenation in Head and Neck and Prostate cancers. Current projects include, but are not limited to, developing and optimising magnetic susceptibility mapping techniques for a variety of clinical applications, aiming to improve disease diagnosis and monitoring of therapies. We are seeking a talented MRI physicist and postdoctoral researcher to develop quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) to measure oxygenation in Prostate Cancer and lead a study comparing QSM and histology in prostate cancer patients. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join and work within the MRI group, reporting to Dr Karin Shmueli. The successful candidate will have a central role in developing, optimising and applying new MRI magnetic susceptibility mapping acquisition sequences and processing techniques in phantoms and healthy volunteers. The ultimate goal of this multidisciplinary research programme is to develop a new QSM-based technique to map oxygenation in prostate cancer and compare histological and QSM measures in patients to investigate the technique?s clinical potential to non-invasively determine tissue hypoxic status. The post is available immediately (with an expected start date as soon as possible) and is funded for 24 months in the first instance, subject to satisfactory completion of a 9 month probation period. Key Requirements It is expected that the successful candidate would have a first degree in Physics, Maths or Engineering. Applicants must have a PhD, or be about to submit a PhD, in MRI Physics or a related subject. A strong background in MRI Physics and expertise in computer programming in high-level languages (e.g. Matlab, C/C , IDL or Python) are essential. Previous experience in acquisition, reconstruction, processing and analysis of MRI data is required. Experience in quantitative magnetic susceptibility mapping (QSM), MRI pulse sequence development, and/or MRI body or cancer imaging studies would be desirable. Starting salary on UCL Grade 7 is in the range ?35,328 - ?42,701 per annum including London Allowance and subject to level of experience. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if you are about to submit a PhD, the appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (?30,922 - ?32,607) salary per annum, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. Please read these carefully before applying. To apply for the position, please click on the ?Apply Now? button below. If you have any informal enquiries regarding the position please contact Dr Karin Shmueli at k.shmueli@ucl.ac.uk If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Ms Tracy Pearmain ( tracy.pearmain@ucl.ac.uk ), HR Staffing Officer, UCL Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, tel. no. 0207 679 0252 More information on the department?s research and teaching activities can be found at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medphys/ UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 13 Jun 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description & Person Specification Apply Now
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