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MRI Research Radiographer

London (Greater)
Grade 6: £40,386 - £47,414 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Academic Discipline
Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health
Job Type
Professional Services
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job description


Fulfil your potential in the hub of ground-breaking MRI research:  

King's Health Partners is one of 8 academic health science centre in UK, which comprises King's College London, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Together, we are working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education. We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health 


Being one of the largest centres for healthcare education in Europe is full of opportunities if you are looking to develop your healthcare career. 


G6 MRI Research Radiographer role

We are looking for qualified diagnostic radiographers who are registered with the HCPC. You should be a radiographer with a strong aspiration to improve patient healthcare through excellence in patient care delivery and innovation in imaging technologies, with a specific drive to becoming expert in the field of MRI.  


Our work includes providing a clinical fetal and neonatal MRI service for patients from across South East London and national referrals from all over UK. Equally important is our strong portfolio of MRI research studies lead by world renowned researchers from the University, Hospital, and other institutions ( ). 


The Department has a dedicated imaging suite within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Thomas’ Hospital, as well as access to state-of-the-art MRI systems within our Imaging Clinical Research Facility. These include 7T, 3T, 1.5T, 0.55T and 0.064T systems, with dedicated RF coils, positioning systems and unique image acquisition and motion correction methods used to facilitate in-utero fetal, neonatal and paediatric imaging.  


You should expect to perform a diverse range of advanced MRI protocols on fetal, neonatal and paediatric patients. A thorough, portfolio-focused training on both the technical aspects of MRI scanning and the principles of clinical research will be offered to the successful applicant and progression to grade 7 will be supported through mentoring by senior members of the team. 


Besides a minimum of one year work experience in MRI, you will need to have a proactive, ‘can-do’ attitude with a determination to succeed and develop your clinical and research skills.  


The post holder will be required to work flexibly between 8:00 am and 6:00pm, as requested.  Some weekend work will also be required.  


KCL reserves the right to close this vacancy early should we receive 50 applications prior to the advertised closing date. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible. 


This post will be offered on an indefinite contract 

This is a full-time post


Key responsibilities


Imaging and Research Responsibilities 

●        To work as a member of a professional team to perform excellent quality imaging studies in accordance with departmental protocols in an efficient, safe and timely manner and to contribute to the delivery of a cutting-edge clinical and research programme.

●        To participate in and take responsibility for ongoing quality assurance audits of clinical and research examinations and to be proactive in identifying and resolving problems related to image quality.

●        To be responsible for Health and Safety procedures including; to be fully aware of the potential hazards of working in an area of strong magnetic field and to be familiar with the safety guidelines issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). To be fully aware of the potential bio-effects of MRI and to ensure that the scanner is operated within safe limits at all times. To be familiar with safety procedures (quench, fire, cardiac arrest) which are specific to the MR environment.

●        To provide a high level of patient care before, during and after MR imaging procedures; being cognisant of the additional requirements of scanning vulnerable infants and pregnant women.



●        To participate in the delivery of an extended working hours and out of hours’ service as required, which may include 1-2 Saturday's a month, and 1-2 evenings a month.

●        To assist the Superintendent MRI Research Radiographer in organising the workload in line with clinical and research priorities and liaise closely with the administrative staff to ensure efficient and timely patient and volunteer throughput is achieved.

●        At all times to maintain the integrity of the data security system ensuring compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures for the data protection and Data Protection Act.

●        To be responsible for ensuring all documentation relating to imaging sequences performed and relevant clinical information are saved and recorded according to Departmental protocols.


Continuous Learning, Teamwork & Communication

●        To be willing to complete the learning portfolio of clinical competencies and theoretical MRI knowledge assigned by the Superintendent MRI Research Radiographer at the start of the probation period. Learning and formation will require attending training courses, seminars, conferences and to give talks and seminars.

●        Communicate effectively and maintain a good working relationship with colleagues within the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, KCL and Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.


The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria  

1.       BSc Radiography or Diploma of the College of Radiographers (DCR)

2.       HCPC registration

3.       Minimum 1 year of experience as MRI radiographer

4.       Knowledge of Health and Safety procedures relevant to MR and familiar with guidelines issued by the MHRA

5.       Be extremely diligent about achieving high quality images

6.       Effective communication in a wide range of situations in writing, person or by telephone with patients and colleagues

7.       Confident in using computers and up-to-date knowledge of imaging techniques

8.       Able to work shift patterns

9.       Adaptable to ad hoc requests of working extra hours in evening or weekends

10.     Highly organised, consistent and pays attention to detail


Desirable criteria

1.       Experience of working in the NHS

2.       Experience of quality assurance audits of clinical and research examination

3.       Experience in imaging infants and paediatric patients


Further information

This post needs to be started as soon as possible and no later than 4 months since the completion of the interviews, therefore priority will be granted to candidates who are UK resident and available in a short time frame.


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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