Research Associate in Cardiovascular MR Physics

University College London - UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science, Cardiovascular Imaging Unit

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,056 - £34,984 per annum depending on skills and experience, inclusive of London Allowance.

Imaging plays a vital part in the on-going management of children with congenital heart disease (CHD). Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has revolutionized imaging in CHD. However, CMR is limited by long scans, the need for expert planning and high cost. At UCL/Great Ormond Street Hospital we are at the forefront of developing new rapid CMR technologies for use in children. In this proposal we plan to develop a scan that can be acquired rapidly (5-minutes) during free breathing and doesn’t require expert planning. To achieve this, we will build on our experience in MR physics, computer science, mathematics and clinical CMR. Specifically, we plan to take a 4D approach to CMR that allows assessment of anatomy, cardiac function and blood flow. This project will concentrate on novel MR acquisition (spiral imaging) and reconstruction (compressed sensing, GPU based computing).

The appointment is funded to 30 June 2019 in the first instance.

The postholder must have a PhD in a relevant subject area (or be in the process of writing up), be able to demonstrate a high level of interest in the academic aspects of MR Physics and an exposure to different research methods. Experience in MR reconstruction is essential. The post holder must have an understanding of Cardiovascular MR physics and the ability to pulse programme in the MR environment.

UCL vacancy reference:1658359

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Dr Vivek Muthurangu, email For queries on the application process please email

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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