UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Research Fellow in Biomedical Imaging

Location
Leeds, United Kingdom
Salary
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Posted
Jul 23, 2020
End of advertisement period
Aug 22, 2020
Ref
MHLCM1225
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in Medical Imaging, particular in microstructural / diffusion MRI?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

Cardiac Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (cDMRI) can measure the microstructure of the heart, but despite ongoing developments, it is not yet used for clinical management. This is due to technical challenges and to MRI scanner hardware limitations, particularly gradient strength. The Human Connectome Project, designed to provide unparalleled assessment of the brain, developed highly specialized MRI scanners with gradients 4x stronger than those available on clinical scanners. However, this technology has never been exploited outside of the head.

This project, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust and led by Prof Jurgen E Schneider (University of Leeds), aims to push the boundaries for microstructural assessments of the heart using both a standard 3T clinical scanner in Leeds and the Connectom Scanner in Cardiff to develop next generation assessments of human hearts. The post-holder will be based in Leeds to work on a clinical Siemens Prisma 3T MR system.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Prof Jürgen E Schneider, Chair in Biomedical Imaging

Email: J.E.Schneider@leeds.ac.uk

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine holds the Gold award. We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute: Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
Section: Biomedical Imaging Science Department (BISD)
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time: 100% full time equivalent
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Fixed term for three years-external funding)
Closing Date: Saturday 22 August 2020
Reference: MHLCM1225
Downloads: Candidate Brief