Physics Research Fellow

University of Glassgow

United Kingdom

October 19, 2022


Physics Research Fellow

Job Purpose

To develop and maintain state-of-the-art acquisition techniques for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) studies for clinical and neuroscience applications in humans at 7 tesla. The successful candidate will be required to make a leading contribution to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as make a significant contribution to the management and direction of this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Manage a portfolio of advanced MR pulse sequences on a Siemens MAGNETOM Terra 7T scanner. These sequences will be a mixture of Siemens works-in- progress (WIP) sequences, third-party sequences from other academic centres, and sequences developed by researchers in-house.

2. Use the Siemens IDEA development tool to program additional novel pulse sequences, and to adapt sequences from in-house researchers for robust application in research studies.

3. Chair a Strategy Group to prioritise the development and introduction of new 7T techniques. Membership of this group will focus on principal investigators who are running human imaging studies, or who are developing core MR technology.

4. Chair a Methods Group to coordinate the development and application of novel technology. Membership of this group will focus on hands-on developers, who are programming pulse sequences, or developing hardware, such as RF coils.

5. Act as a scientific partner to multiple research teams, contributing to grant applications as a co-applicant, and providing expert guidance on optimum methodology and experimental design.

6. Maintain an expert current knowledge of the scientific literature in relation to magnetic resonance methodology applied in human studies at 7 tesla. Disseminate this knowledge to in-house research partners, including NHS colleagues.

7. Participate in joint University and NHS working groups with 7T responsibility for management, project approvals, operational procedures, and safety topics,

8. Allocate 20% of core working time to individual research topics, which are complementary to other research activity on the 7T scanner and support academic career development.

9. Play a leading role in the planning, design and conduct of research, individually or jointly, in accordance with the project deliverables and project/Institute/College/University research strategy.

10. Establish and maintain an extensive research profile and reputation and that of the University of Glasgow/ School/ Research Group and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit, and gathering indicators of esteem.

11. Play a leading role in the presentation of research findings at high profile national and international conferences, seminars and meetings to enhance the research profile of the project/Institute/College/University.

12. Lead the development, both independently and in collaboration with others (including stakeholders) of the identification of potential funding sources and lead in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research of international quality.

13. Play a leading role in the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of

undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the

project team to ensure their effective development.

14. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research group and School,

including Budgets/Expenditure.

15. Supervise Masters students and act as co-supervisor to PhD students as assigned by the

Director of Institute and/or senior group leader.

16. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School/Director of

Research Institute.

17. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the

University's Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The WorldSH1 .



A1. An undergraduate degree in physical science or engineering.

A2. Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in the development of magnetic resonance imaging or spectroscopy techniques with application in human subjects.



C1. A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area or subject specialism

C2. Specialist theoretical and practical knowledge in areas relevant to the field of research

C3. Knowledge of project-specific technical models, equipment or techniques

C4. An established track record of presentation and publication of research results in quality journals and/ or at conferencesSH2 .


D1. Advanced knowledge of the Siemens IDEA development tool for programming MR pulse sequences.

D2. Knowledge of sequences used for functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

D3. Knowledge of advanced MRI methods, such as CEST and QSM.



E1. At least three years' post-doctoral experience working in human imaging research using MRI at field strengths of 7T or above.

E2. A high level of proficiency in MR pulse sequence programming. Experience required in the development of a wide range of sequence types.

E3. Substantial experience working in multi-disciplinary research teams that include clinical and basic scientists.

E4. A record of publication and conference presentation in the field of technique development for MRI in humans.

E5. Experience of independence as illustrated by identification of project objectives from assessment of literature, design and analysis of research data and drafting of papers

E6. Proven commitment to supporting career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stageSH3 .


F1. Experience working with MRS for human applications in vivo.

F2. Project management skills.

Terms and Conditions

Salary Grade 8, £46,047 - £53,353 per annum

This post is full time and fixed term for up to 3 years.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information

Vacancy Ref : 095848 Close Date : 19-Oct-2022 23:45

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