Paradigm Hardware Developer

London (Central), London (Greater)
£34,442, including London Weighting Allowance
22 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

In parallel to its academic and teaching roles, the Department of Neuroimaging runs a Major Research Facility (MRF) which provides Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning services to researchers with King’s College London (KCL) and external collaborators. The MRF includes human scanning facilities (based in the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences (CNS) and the NIHR Wellcome Kings Clinical Research Facility (“CRF”)) and pre-clinical imaging in the James Black Centre (JBC).

The MRF provides research collaborators with support in developing their functional MRI studies, along with Psychological and other Neuroimaging modalities. The post holder will be part of the MRF Paradigm Team, and will be responsible for the planning and development of the hardware resources needed to implement paradigms for the dynamic neuroimaging studies run within the MRF, and more widely with our national and international collaborators. The post holder will also be responsible for ensuring that such services are delivered in accordance with all relevant policies and procedures.

The post will involve both interpreting research collaborators’ requirements for the design and technical specification for paradigms for specific studies, and pro-actively monitoring and ensuring that the MRF is ready to implement new, state-of-the-art, paradigms when these are requested.

Examples of the types of development likely to be undertaken by the post holder, in collaboration with other Paradigm Team members, include the presentation of visual, auditory and other stimulus types, with subject responses being recorded using various button boxes and joysticks, and physiological data, e.g. heart rate and respiration, also often being recorded.

The post will involve significant interaction with other sections of the Department of Neuroimaging, and with the MRI community within the Institute, College, and more widely; as several MRF facilities are co-located with (or incorporated within) parallel facilities run by the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM) and the King’s College Hospital NHS Trust (KCH), the role may also involve interaction with the NHS Trusts within King’s Health Partners.

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