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Position: Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow: MRI Physicist
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology - Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The post-holder will engage in their own research projects with flexibility to shape their research directions, in line with the overall goals of the Centre. Example projects include: Development and optimisation of quantitative fMRI techniques, such as vascular space occupancy (VASO), for layer-specific investigation of cortical processing at 7T; Modelling and integration of multi-contrast anatomical data for artefact-free high precision, high-resolution microstructural characterisation of the human brain using qMRI; Collaboration with neuroscientists from other disciplines working at the Centre, providing advice and guidance on optimal neuroimaging strategies, is another important aspect of the role, as is playing an active role in the Physics group’s broader research
Requirements: Applicants must have a PhD (Senior Research Fellow) or, if not already held, the PhD must be near completion(Research Fellow applicants only) in a topic related to MRI physics. Strong programming expertise (e.g. Matlab or C/C++) is also essential. Applicants must be specialized in at least two (Research Fellow) or three (Senior Research Fellow) of the following: pulse sequence programming, particularly for Siemens (IDEA/ICE); RF pulse design and/or parallel transmission; conducting and analysing human neuroimaging studies using MRI or fMRI at ultra-high field; image reconstruction including advanced parallel imaging techniques, e.g. compressed sensing, and open platforms such as Gadgetron; biophysical modelling, e.g. relaxometry models, diffusion processes, physiological models and neurovascular coupling. Senior Research Fellow applicants must also have experience leading projects to completion
   
Text: Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow: MRI Physicist, - Ref:1860145 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging Location of position London Grades 7-8 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) Grade 7:£35,965 - £43,470 per annum or Grade 8: £44,674 - £52,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Physics group seeks a highly-motivated individual to work on MRI methodology research aiming to better understand the workings of the human brain in health and disease. The Centres extensive facilities include a new 7T Siemens Terra; two 3T Siemens Prisma MRI scanners (including an optical motion tracking system for prospective motion correction); a CTF-Omega 275-channel Magnetoencephalography (MEG) system; a dedicated facility mobile MEG using optically-pumped magnetometer technology; as well as EEG, TMS and tDCS systems. The Centre has pioneered many neuroimaging methodologies, including Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM). The Physics group specializes in the development of a broad range of methods including functional, structural and diffusion MRI, and provides expert advice to enable neuroscientific studies to our collaborators, see: http://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/Research/physics.html The post-holder will engage in their own research projects with flexibility to shape their research directions, in line with the overall goals of the Centre. Example projects include: - Development and optimisation of quantitative fMRI techniques, such as vascular space occupancy (VASO), for layer-specific investigation of cortical processing at 7T. - Modelling and integration of multi-contrast anatomical data for artefact-free high precision, high-resolution microstructural characterisation of the human brain using qMRI. - Collaboration with neuroscientists from other disciplines working at the Centre, providing advice and guidance on optimal neuroimaging strategies, is another important aspect of the role, as is playing an active role in the Physics groups broader research. The post is available immediately and is funded by a Wellcome Trust until November 2021 in the first instance. Key Requirements Applicants must have a PhD (Senior Research Fellow) or, if not already held, the PhD must be near completion(Research Fellow applicants only) in a topic related to MRI physics. Strong programming expertise (e.g. Matlab or C/C ) is also essential. Applicants must be specialized in at least two (Research Fellow) or three (Senior Research Fellow) of the following: pulse sequence programming, particularly for Siemens (IDEA/ICE); RF pulse design and/or parallel transmission; conducting and analysing human neuroimaging studies using MRI or fMRI at ultra-high field; image reconstruction including advanced parallel imaging techniques, e.g. compressed sensing, and open platforms such as Gadgetron; biophysical modelling, e.g. relaxometry models, diffusion processes, physiological models and neurovascular coupling. Senior Research Fellow applicants must also have experience leading projects to completion. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,479 - £33,194 per annum) 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. To apply for the vacancy, please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Samantha Robinson, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology (email: IoN.HRAdmin@ucl.ac.uk). Informal enquiries to Dr Martina Callaghan (email: m.callaghan@ucl.ac.uk). UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 11 Mar 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in 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 and person specification Apply Now
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