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Postdoctoral Research Assistant (fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Physics & Astronomy

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £28,762 to £32,348 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th November 2022
Closes: 16th December 2022
Job Ref: SCI493122

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate in MRI physics, to work in the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham.
 
The role is funded as part of the Wellcome Leap In Utero Program. The overall aim of the project is to investigate measures of placental function as risk factors for predicting still birth; this is a highly interdisciplinary project involving obstetricians, engineers, biologists, mathematicians and computer scientists as well as physicists. This post relates to a work package that will be using MRI to investigate placental contractions and intra-placental flows. 

The project will involve developing of MRI pulse sequences (with support) and sophisticated data analysis methods, constructing MRI compatible equipment for other work packages, undertaking MRI scanning of perfused placentas after delivery, and scanning pregnant women. 

The successful candidate will have a strong background in quantitative MRI, and in experimental and computational skills. 

The post is offered on a fixed term contract until 30 September 2025. Hours of work are full tim (36.25 hours per week), job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Penny Gowland (penny.gowland@nottingham.ac.uk). Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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