Research Associate in 7T MRI Physics / Neuroimaging
4 days left
- Full Time
This role will have a particular application in imaging children with epilepsy. Patients in whom medication is ineffective can have surgery, a potentially transformative treatment that can result in complete cure. However, this is often reliant on identifying a subtle structural abnormality on MRI. This process should be improved by the increased resolution and contrast available using ultra high field MRI. This post will play a key role in realising this potential by overcoming the remaining technical challenges.
A new Siemens Terra 7T whole body scanner has just been installed within a clinical imaging research facility at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, close to our academic departments that are also within the hospital. The facility is to be used by researchers drawn from across London’s premier Universities and Research Institutes to deliver a wide-ranging research program that draws on the combined strength of the London MRI community with a focus on improving child health. This role will play a key part in the development of innovative and practical paediatric neuroimaging at 7T.
The post holder will initially develop and optimise structural weighted and quantitative MRI pulse sequences for paediatric neuroimaging at 7T suitable for clinical application before, with clinical colleagues, obtaining imaging data in children with epilepsy being evaluated for surgery. There will also be ample opportunity for the successful candidate to build on their own interests and contribute to the development of clinical research grant applications based on their work.