Research Assistant/Associate

University of Glasgow - RI Neuroscience and Psychology

Job Purpose
We are looking to recruit a Post Doc to join a 3-year MRC funded project titled: ‘Laminar fMRI and resting state fMRI in the somatosensory system – effect of peripheral nerve injury on cortical circuits’, working with Jozien Goense (PI, MR-physics, neuroscience), John Riddell (neurophysiology), Andrew Hart (reconstructive surgeon) and collaborating with the Bandettini lab at the NIH. The project involves the development and optimization of cortical layer dependent fMRI at 7T, and its application to the study of cortical reorganization after peripheral nerve injury and recovery. The project provides the opportunity for highly interdisciplinary work combining MR-physics with the direct medical application of layer-dependent fMRI. The work involves sequence- and data analysis method development and optimization, running fMRI in healthy volunteers and patients, and supporting sensorimotor testing in healthy volunteers and patients.

The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project, as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade, level 6/7, £28,098 - £31,604/£34,520 - £38,833 per annum.

This post is full time and funding is available for three years, with a projected start date in spring 2018. It will be based at the newly built Imaging Centre of Excellence at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, housing a Siemens Magnetom Terra 7T scanner.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Informal enquires can may be made to Dr. Jozien Goense (Jozien.Goense@glasgow.ac.uk).

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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