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Post-Doctoral Training Fellow in Image Guided Therapy and Image Analysis

Institute of Cancer Research - Magnetic Resonance

Location: Sutton
Salary: £30,715 to £37,757 p.a. depending on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2018
Closes: 15th December 2018

Length of Contract: 2 years

Hours per Week: 35

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

Vacancy Description  

Applications are invited from post-doctoral physicists with experience of Magnetic Resonance for a post-doctoral training fellowship position based in the Imaging Centre at the Institute of Cancer Research/Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton. The post holder will be involved in MR guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound and will have the opportunity to explore novel MR imaging and analysis techniques.

The Section of Magnetic Resonance and MRI Unit form a multi-disciplinary group bringing together physicists, radiologists, chemists and biochemists working on programmes of research employing diagnostic techniques in cancer. The group forms a large part of the Cancer Imaging Centre, funded by Cancer Research UK and EPSRC, (formerly the Cancer Research UK Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research Group), established to develop and evaluate applications of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy in cancer. The combined MRI Unit/ Section of MR provides a clinical service to the Hospital, and has an internationally recognised research programme. The Institute of Cancer Research is one of the leading biomedical research centres in the UK, and together the RMH and ICR form one of the 4 largest comprehensive cancer centres in the world. Research in the MR group is translational, including laboratory biochemistry, preclinical models and clinical studies. There is considerable emphasis on methodology development as well as on applying these methods in clinical studies and trials.

The post-holder will pursue 2 avenues of research

  1. To develop, perform, analyze and interpret magnetic resonance measurements as part of a clinical trial in High intensity Focused Ultrasound (MR guided HIFU) for treating recurrent pelvic and other tumours, and bone metastases
  2. To explore radiomic markers indicative of tumour progression in prostate cancer. 

Appointment will be on Fixed Term Contract for 3 years in the first instance, with a starting salary in the range of £30,715 - £37,757 p.a. depending on experience.

Interviews will be held in January 2019.

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to to Prof. N. deSouza (Clinical Magnetic Resonance Unit, Tel: 0208 661 3119/3289), or Prof G. ter Haar (Tel: 020 8722 4020). Please note, those phone numbers are for enquiries only.

All applications should be submitted on ICR's Careers site. To apply, complete an online application form including a statement section explaining how you meet the requiremnts outlined in the job decsription. Please attach your CV and the contact details for two referees.

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