Research Associate - Magnetic Resonance Physicist (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

December 23, 2021


Research Associate - Magnetic Resonance Physicist (Fixed Term)

We are seeking a Research Associate (Magnetic Resonance Physicist) to join the Magnetic Resonance Physics group within the University's Department of Radiology.

The Magnetic Resonance Physics group undertakes MR methods development in a range of areas, including cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and oncology.

We have access to four 1.5T GE MRI systems (3 x Architect, 1 x Explorer) and two 3.0T GE MRI System (Premier XT) within Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) as well as a GE 3.0T PET/ MR within the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (WBIC). All systems are on the latest software releases. The University department of Radiology has strong links to the CUH Departments of Imaging and Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering. The group works closely with other University departments including The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, and The Cambridge Mathematics of Information in Healthcare Hub (CMIH). We also have a close working relationship with our MR system vendor (GE Healthcare).

This role will contribute to the development of qualitative and quantitative MR techniques for the diagnosis and prognosis of disease. Your experience will contribute to the development of MR pulse sequences, reconstruction methods and image analysis tools to support the research activities of the group.

This is excellent opportunity to further develop your MR knowledge and skills, whilst working in a highly experienced and enthusiastic group who have a long track record of MR research and innovation.

The role will involve developing and supporting the research activities of the group with focus on MR methods development across several areas, as well as involvement with development MR acquisition, reconstruction and analysis algorithms.

Suitable candidates will have a PhD within a relevant subject area, as well as a demonstrable developing bibliography or research publications. Individuals must have practical experience with the use of commercial clinical MRI systems, MR system pulse sequence programming and MR image reconstruction software development. Individuals should also possess an advanced knowledge of MRI techniques and clinical applications, as well as a good understanding of MRI pulse sequence development and AI in medical imaging.

The position is full time and will be offered on a fixed term basis of 3 years initially, due to funding availability. Due to the nature of this role, individuals are expected to adopt a flexible approach to working days and hours.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists) and a health assessment. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will initially be appointed as a Research Assistant (Grade 5, Point 38 £30,497) moving to Research Associate (Grade 7) upon confirmation of your PhD award.

Please quote reference RQ29200 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Department of Radiology








    25 November 2021

    Closing date

    23 December 2021

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