Post-Doctoral Research Associate

King's College London - Department of Biomedical Engineering

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £33,518 to £37,706 per annum, plus £2,923 per annum London Allowance.

This post will be Fixed Term Contract for 2 years

In 2016, King’s College London was awarded a multi-national Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission. The project, called “FORCE, Imaging the force of cancer,” aims to address a fundamental need in the planning and monitoring of cancer treatment by measuring the forces active in cancer. The FORCE project will tackle these needs by integrating fundamental developments in engineering and Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging to develop Magnetic Resonance Force (MRF) Imaging – a novel non-invasive modality for directly measuring the change in apparent tissue stiffness under varying load conditions. 

For this challenging project we are searching a MR-physicist who did his/her PhD in the context of MR-sequence development and data acquisition. The focus of this post is to develop, test, and deploy novel MRF sequences which combine macroscopic motion tracking with MR-Elastography. In particular, we will measure at KCL several breast cancer patients (50% primary tumours without chemo, and 50% with 6 cycles of chemo with 2 types of drugs). Data acquisition, collection, and analysis including detailed histopathology, genetic profiling, and exosome analysis from blood samples with be part of the tasks of the successful candidate.

The selection process will include competency based questions and a panel interview to be held the week commencing 12 March 2018

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Sarah Hammoudi, BME Project manager on

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 8 March 2018

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