Research Associate in Brain MR Spectroscopy

Cardiff University

(2 posts)

The Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre seeks a creative and experienced MR research scientist to join its team that is developing imaging and spectroscopy methods to better understand the healthy and diseased brain.
This is an exciting career opportunity to join a successful neuroimaging centre in a phase of strong growth. We are seeking an excellent candidate, with a relevant PhD, to take forward CUBRIC’s ambitious neuroimaging research strategy, particularly in the field of MR spectroscopy. The post will focus on the development and application of MRS methods, in particular, addressing the challenges and opportunities of 7 Tesla, for example, the quantification of GABA. You should have an emerging or established international profile, with an excellent publication record.
In early 2016 CUBRIC moved to new purpose-built premises housing four Siemens MRI systems, including a 7T Magnetom system, two 3T Prisma systems and a Connectom system (3T with 300mT/m gradients). These systems are well-supported by an on-site Siemens scientist, a comprehensive master research agreement with Siemens, and a talented team of physicists, engineers, radiographers and scientific support officers. The new CUBRIC houses up to 200 researchers and in addition to excellent MRI facilities, includes MEG, EEG, TMS, tDCS and a clinical research unit. You can learn more about CUBRIC’s research and our MRC and Wellcome Trust funding relevant to this post at: .
Cardiff University is recognized as one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities. We are ranked in the top 5 in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework based on the quality of our research. CUBRIC offers excellent scientific connections underpinned by funded national networks for microstructural imaging and 7T MRI. In CUBRIC’s research field, Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Cardiff University is ranked 2nd in the UK on research quality. CUBRIC offers a new, positive and vibrant research environment in which to work and is situated in the lively and well-connected capital of Wales.
The post is full time and fixed term. A term of 2 and up to 5 years would be offered.

Appointment will be made at either Research Associate (Grade 6), or Research Fellow (Grade 7), according to the level of expertise and experience.


£32,548 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6)
£41,212 - £47,722 per annum (Grade 7)

Appointment at Grade 7 is not expected above starting salary grade 7.38 (£41,212  per annum).

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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