Research Associate / Research Fellow in Brain MR Spectroscopy

Cardiff University

(2 posts)

The Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) seeks two creative and experienced MR research scientists to join its team that is developing imaging and spectroscopy methods to better understand the healthy and diseased brain.

We are seeking excellent candidates, with a relevant PhD or close to completion of PhD/submitted, to take forward CUBRIC’s ambitious neuroimaging research strategy, particularly in the field of MR spectroscopy. The posts 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.

This is a rare and exciting career opportunity to join a successful neuroimaging centre in a phase of strong growth.  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 ~180 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:

Complementing CUBRIC’s infrastructure, Cardiff’s Experimental MRI Centre ( houses a 9.4T Horizontal Bore Bruker Biospin system allowing additional experiments to be made in non-human samples, and validation of measurements on clinical systems. 
CUBRIC currently houses approximately 180 researchers, 4 Siemens human MRI systems (1 x Connectom with 300mT/m gradients, 1 x 7T and 2 x Prisma systems), MEG, EEG, TMS, tDCS and a clinical research unit.
You can learn more about CUBRIC here:

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 £41,212 per annum (point 7.38)

INTERVIEWS: Shortlisting will be performed throughout before interviews.

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.

Share this job
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role: