Research Associate or Assistant

Job summary

Supported by several European Research Council, UK Research and Innovation, British Heart Foundation, and industry funded projects, my Smart Imaging Lab (www.yanglab.fyi) is seeking a highly motivated, Research Associate or Assistant for advanced cardiovascular MRI (CMR). Ongoing projects include cardiovascular MRI for atrial fibrillation, congenital heart disease, CT and chest X-ray for COVID-19, multimodal imaging for cancer, and deep...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02803
  • Date posted 7 March 2022
  • Closing date 31 May 2022

Job description

Job summary

Supported by several European Research Council, UK Research and Innovation, British Heart Foundation, and industry funded projects, my Smart Imaging Lab (www.yanglab.fyi) is seeking a highly motivated, Research Associate or Assistant for advanced cardiovascular MRI (CMR). Ongoing projects include cardiovascular MRI for atrial fibrillation, congenital heart disease, CT and chest X-ray for COVID-19, multimodal imaging for cancer, and deep learning algorithms development including medical image/data analysis, segmentation, classification and reconstruction.

I am now seeking either a Research Assistant or Research Associate to join my group and work on this project funded by the UKRI. The post aims to improve the speed and scalability of various CMR techniques, adding the ability to predict outcomes early in the clinical course, and empowering citizens and patients to participate in their diagnosis, care, and preparedness will increase the capacity of health systems and accelerate the pace of research and innovation.

Duties and responsibilities

The main contribution of the group led by Dr Guang Yang to this UKRI funded project focuses on developing advanced approaches such as physics driven artificial intelligence for fast cardiac MRI. In this project, the aim is to elevate the novel imaging technologies in a wide range of clinical studies.

There will be opportunities to collaborate with other researchers and PhD students in the group and wide national and international collaborations, which include top-tier UK/EU research institutes and high-tech companies, including Cambridge University, Maastricht University, European Respiratory Society, European Lung Foundation, Siemens and others.

Essential requirements

 

  • Research Associate: Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in MRI, Computer Science, Medical Physics, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
  • Research Assistant: Near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in MRI, Computer Science, Medical Physics, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience
  • You will have demonstrated a practical knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of MRI pulse sequence programming, MRI reconstruction, and/or translational science, as evidenced by quality in peer-reviewed publications. 
  • Knowledge of research methods and statistical procedures
  • Practical experience within a research environment and / or publication in relevant and refereed journals

Further information

This is a Full Time and Fixed Term post for 36 months based at the Royal Brompton Campus in London.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 - £39,888 per annum.

Should the candidates require any further details on the role please contact: Dr Guang Yang – g.yang@imperial.ac.uk

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Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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