MRI Research Radiographer

The University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh Imaging

Fixed term until 1.2.2021

This is an exciting opportunity for a Radiographer looking to be actively involved in MRI research imaging projects. Working with “Edinburgh Imaging” (www.edinburghimaging.ed.ac.uk) the role will be neuro-focused but could include any other areas of research scanning; areas of interest will depend on research projects supported within the facility (studies could be cardiology, oncology, orthopaedic, hepatology + others alongside the neuro scanning e.g. in stroke, neurovascular disorders, functional MRI). The post holder will be part of the research team on specific studies so will have input to the practical aspects of study set up and ongoing management of the work. Image trial data management and image analysis are also potential areas of study support work for this role.

MRI scanning of research subjects and support of research scanning projects will be central to this role; however there will be significant non-scanning responsibilities. The post holder will act as part of the core team within the imaging research facility; taking on responsibilities with other centre activities (NHS support work, private patient scanning, design and delivery of training courses e.g. online MSc modules and other activities). Some flexibility is required as staff will work between research sites at the University of Edinburgh. Also, due to the nature of research projects there may be a need to occasionally work flexible patterns to support “out of hours” scanning.

Edinburgh Imaging exists as three facilities across the city; at the Western General Hospital (WGH), the Royal Infirmary (RIE) and the QMRI. Facilities have been strategically placed to collocate research and clinical services; University scanners operate in NHS hospitals and also NHS services are delivered from University buildings. This facilitates patient scanning alongside research trial recruitment. This role could potentially work across all 3 Edinburgh Imaging facilities, but will be focused on the WGH and RIE facilities initially. The role may also involve some research work at the Chancellor’s Buildings, next to the RIE.

Edinburgh Imaging provides a mechanism to facilitate Research and Clinical Imaging, integrating imaging activities of the University of Edinburgh with those of NHS Lothian. Edinburgh imaging couples cutting edge research imaging modalities plus academic and technical expertise with the delivery of clinical imaging services. Both the NHS and the University benefit from this integration. Research is advanced, new techniques and products are developed and patients receive diagnostic scans to help guide their treatment, all from the same facilities. This creates benefits at a societal level, we create solutions to health issues and enhance quality of life via research, clinical service delivery and ongoing education and training.

This Full time post is fixed term for 3 years in the first instance with the expectation that it will continue long term.

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