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Position: Research Assistant
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology - Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, to work on a longitudinal MRI study (“Quantitative MRI for Anatomical Phenotyping in Parkinson’s disease” (qMAP-PD)), that will combine state-of-the-art anatomical MRI imaging methods, genetics and highly detailed clinical assessments. Key responsibilities will be to identify and recruit study participants, coordinate communications and study visits, administer and score a battery of cognitive, neuropsychiatric and functional behavioural tests, and to prepare and analyse data for publications and presentation at international conferences and internal meetings
Requirements: The successful candidate will have an Honours degree (minimum 2: 1) in Psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline. Experience of neuropsychological testing in adult clinical populations is essential, as is knowledge of neuroimaging analysis methods (e.g. SPM, FSL Freesurfer), and/or experience using MATLAB (or related software packages) for statistical data analysis. Experience of recruiting and assessing participants from a clinical population, and a very high level of consideration and care for patients and research volunteers are also required. Experience of coordinating/managing studies or trials, data entry experience, experience of working with patients with Parkinsons disease or related neurological disorders and a good knowledge of Parkinsons medicine, machine learning, precision medicine, structural MRI techniques, longitudinal modelling and advance data-visualisation techniques are desirable
   
Text: Research Assistant, - Ref:1869294 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 Grade 6 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £31,479 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a Research Assistant in the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, to work on a longitudinal MRI study (Quantitative MRI for Anatomical Phenotyping in Parkinsons disease (qMAP-PD)), that will combine state-of-the-art anatomical MRI imaging methods, genetics and highly detailed clinical assessments. Key responsibilities will be to identify and recruit study participants, coordinate communications and study visits, administer and score a battery of cognitive, neuropsychiatric and functional behavioural tests, and to prepare and analyse data for publications and presentation at international conferences and internal meetings. The post-holder will be a key member of Dr Lamberts team, and will gain substantial experience and training by working on novel clinical research at the intersection between advanced computational anatomy, quantitative MRI, neurodegeneration and inter-individual variability. The post is available from 21 September 2020 to 14 February 2022 in the first instance and is funded by Medical Research Council. Key Requirements The successful candidate will have an Honours degree (minimum 2:1) in Psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline. Experience of neuropsychological testing in adult clinical populations is essential, as is knowledge of neuroimaging analysis methods (e.g. SPM, FSL Freesurfer), and/or experience using MATLAB (or related software packages) for statistical data analysis. Experience of recruiting and assessing participants from a clinical population, and a very high level of consideration and care for patients and research volunteers are also required. Experience of coordinating/managing studies or trials, data entry experience, experience of working with patients with Parkinsons disease or related neurological disorders and a good knowledge of Parkinsons medicine, machine learning, precision medicine, structural MRI techniques, longitudinal modelling and advance data-visualisation techniques are desirable. Please note a DBS check is required for this role. 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, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk). Informal enquiries welcome to Dr Christian Lambert ( christian.lambert@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 14 Aug 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. Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. 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 Apply Now
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