Research Associate

University of Glasgow - School of Engineering

College of Science & Engineering

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to join a newly funded Cancer Research UK multidisciplinary project run jointly between the University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

The researcher will use magneto-motive ultrasound to establish a new means of imaging tissue elasticity, with the aim of providing information which can be used for non-invasive staging of colorectal cancer. The outcomes of the project will offer potential to radically change the treatment for future patients with this common and life changing disease. Working with Dr Helen Mulvana (University of Glasgow) and Ms Susan Moug (Consultant Surgeon, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde) and co-Investigators at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Lund, Sweden, this is an exciting opportunity for an engineer / physicist with previous experience in ultrasound to work on a truly multidisciplinary challenge. Previous experience or knowledge of elasticity estimation, ultrasound contrast agents, nanoparticles for medicine and / or magnetic fields will be an advantage. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as to help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

You will have a degree / PhD in either Engineering / Physics or equivalent. Some post-doctoral experience is desirable but not essential.

This post has funding for up to 48 months in the first instance.

Informal enquiries and requests for further information can be made to Dr Helen Mulvana (

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