Research Associate in MR Sequencer Development

The University of Manchester - School of Medical Sciences

Closing Date : 24/09/2017.
Employment Type : Fixed Term.
Duration : 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2022.
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health.
School/Directorate : School of Medical Sciences.
Division : Molecular & Clinical Cancer Sciences.
Hours Per week : full time.
Salary : £31,604 to £33,518 per annum.
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester.
Job Reference : BMH-10570.

We are seeking an enthusiastic researcher at post-doctoral level, ideally from a physics background (or similar) with experience in MR development to join the Division of Cancer Sciences at the University of Manchester to work with Professor van Herk. The post is funded through the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

You will work within the Radiotherapy Related Research (RRR) group and will have an exciting opportunity to work in developing research integrating imaging into radiotherapy. This will involve developing novel image acquisition and processing techniques focusing on efficient geometrical and biological adaptation for the MR-Linac and on integrating scans made on our Siemens MR scanners into the radiotherapy workflow. Possible projects include development of 4D MR for radiotherapy treatment planning, e.g. in cardiac and lung imaging, and functional imaging for treatment response monitoring and adaptive planning.

You will have a proven track record in magnetic resonance imaging, and a strong desire to work on radiotherapy imaging developments. The work is likely to incorporate a degree of translational research which will involve close collaboration with clinicians at The Christie in relation to developing clinical applications.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Marcel van Herk


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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