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Job id: 092286. Salary: £43,205 - £46,732 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 04 July 2024. Closing date: 31 July 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Department: Perinatal Imaging & Health.

Contact details: Dr Alexandra Bonthrone.

Location: St Thomas' Campus. Category: Research.

About us

We are the research department of Early Life Imaging, part of the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King's College London. We are based at St Thomas' Hospital in the heart of London.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Associate in Neuroimaging to join us to assist with a British Heart Foundation funded project entitled "Ultra-high field characterisation of altered functional and metabolic brain development in neonates with congenital heart disease". This project will increase our understanding of altered brain development in infants with congenital heart disease (CHD).

This role will involve acquisition and analysis of fMRI, MRS and other quantitative MR data from newborns with CHD on the 7 Tesla scanner situated in the London Collborative Ultra-high field system (LoCUS) facility at St Thomas Hospital, London.

This is a full time post (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered a fixed term contract until 31st October 2025.

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. PhD awarded in related subject*
  2. Knowledge of and expertise in brain functional MRI preprocessing and analysis
  3. Familiarity with neuroimaging tools
  4. Experience of writing and presenting research data
  5. Programming and scripting skills
  6. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience with ultra-high field neuroimaging
  2. Knowledge of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  3. Development of statistical and/or machine learning methods for neuroimaging analysis
  4. Experience with structural MRI pre-processing and analysis
  5. Experience processing neonatal and/or paediatric brain MRI

* Please note that this is a PhD level role but candidates who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting award of their PhDs will be considered. In these circumstances the appointment will be made at Grade 5, spine point 30 with the title of Research Assistant. Upon confirmation of the award of the PhD, the job title will become Research Associate and the salary will increase to Grade 6.

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further information

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