Research Assistant

Job summary

The Imperial College Healthcare Trust NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Imaging Theme brings together a highly interdisciplinary grouping of clinicians and neuroscientists with a common focus in translational research addressing major disease challenges particularly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, traumatic brain injury, cardiac disease, brain cancer and multiple sclerosis.  Imaging research is delivered in conjunction with the...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02889
  • Date posted 15 December 2021
  • Closing date 16 January 2022

Job description

Job summary

The Imperial College Healthcare Trust NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Imaging Theme brings together a highly interdisciplinary grouping of clinicians and neuroscientists with a common focus in translational research addressing major disease challenges particularly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, traumatic brain injury, cardiac disease, brain cancer and multiple sclerosis.  Imaging research is delivered in conjunction with the broader aims of the supporting BRC Imaging Core (which houses a Siemens Verio 3T MRI scanner and a Siemens Biograph 6 PET/CT scanner), the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences imaging resources (which include new 3T Siemens Skyra and Prisma scanners), and the London Collaborative Ultra-High Field Scanner at St Thomas’ Hospital (which houses a Siemens Terra 7T).

The human imaging research facilities at Imperial College London are in close proximity on the Hammersmith Hospital campus, where they are supported by a state-of-the-art multi-model preclinical imaging centre (including 9.4T MRI, PET/CT, NIRS).  

Duties and responsibilities

You will join a multi-disciplinary team of physicists, clinicians, biomedical scientists, and image processing scientists working on imaging development and clinical studies within the Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine and the Imaging theme of the BRC. In particular, you will support the development of novel imaging techniques at high (3T) and ultra-high fields (7T), including their implementation and testing.

Of particular interest are steady-state free precession based approaches to quantitative imaging, and ultra-short echo time imaging. Alongside this work, they will support protocol development and optimisation for a range of neuroimaging studies.

Essential requirements

You will have a MSc (or equivalent) degree in physics, engineering, or a closely related discipline, good understanding of basic MRI physics principles and good knowledge of basic statistics and scientific methods.

You will also have experience working on programming projects, experience working in a research environment and experience working with MRI data.

Further information

The role is full time and fixed term until November 2022.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Pete Lally – p.lally@imperial.ac.uk.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

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Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

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.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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