Research Associate/Fellow in Clinical MR Spectroscopy

University of Nottingham - Clinical Neuroscience

Location: UK Other

Salary: £26,495 to £38,833 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £29799 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Applications are invited for the above post in the Division of Clinical Neuroscience, based at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2UH.

The NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a new interdisciplinary translational partnership between the University of Nottingham and the Nottingham University Hospital Trusts. The transformational £23.6 million government funding will boost our pioneering work into new treatments and diagnostics across a wide range of health problems. The six research themes include Hearing, Gastrointestinal & Liver, Respiratory, Musculoskeletal disorders, Mental Health and cross-cutting Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The centre holds a substantial portfolio of MRI research studies to develop and apply novel diagnostic, prognostic and mechanistic biomarkers.

The successful applicant will be part of a team of interdisciplinary experts from the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, whose main objective is to co-ordinate and drive the development and validation of innovative imaging tools, protocols and study designs for experimental medicine and mechanistic evaluation of efficacy of new interventions.

The post will be particularly well suited for a junior MR scientist with interest to develop an academic career in translational MRS. The successful candidate will have considerable experience in MR spectroscopy with expertise in MRS analysis and pulse programming. Research projects within the NIHR Nottingham BRC cover a broad range of MRS methods and disease applications, but the post holder would be encouraged to develop a specialist interest in clinical dynamic nuclear polarisation (DNP) and other dynamic metabolic 1H-, 13C or 31P MRS studies.

Successful applicants will be expected to hold a BSc degree in Physics, Natural or Computer Sciences and a PhD (or close to completion) preferably in MR spectroscopy and have a thorough understanding of MRI/MRS pulse sequence design and the physicochemical properties of major metabolites, plus have considerable experience in analysing MRI/MRS data. 

This full-time post is fixed-term for a period of 2.5 years.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Amanda Bamford, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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