Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Neuroscience

University of Nottingham Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Senior Research Fellow (fixed term)

Closing Date
Friday, 7th August 2020
Job Type
Research & Teaching
Clinical Neuroscience
£40322 to £49553 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Magnetic Resonance (MR) Physics based in the cross cutting imaging theme of the NIHR Nottingham BRC. 

The purpose of this role will be to lead and deliver individual and collaborative research in the area of clinical MR Physics to enable and accelerate the clinical implementation of novel MRI methods, contrasts and protocols. This will involve developing and validating novel imaging methodologies and protocols suitable for clinical use across a range of health conditions studied in the NIHR Nottingham BRC. The successful candidate will be expected to plan and conduct work using approaches or methodologies and techniques appropriate to the clinical imaging research portfolio of the BRC and will be responsible for writing up relevant work for publication.  

The successful candidate will join the recently established cross-cutting MR imaging (MRI) theme of the NIHR Nottingham BRC, a collaborative team drawn from MR Physicists, Clinical Academics and Imaging Scientists of the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, and Clinical Scientists of the Nottingham University Hospital Trust (NUHT). They will be expected to become a lynchpin between discovery and clinical MRI research to strengthen the collaboration with the NUHT and the wider Clinical Research Network other regional and national NHS and help to create clinical added value from our discovery pipelines. The BRC MRI theme’s main areas of research interest include innovation of imaging tools, diagnostic imaging trials, imaging in experimental medicine and clinical trials across a range of health conditions, in particular the BRC’s disease themes (mental health, musculoskeletal, respiratory and GI-liver diseases and hearing disorders).  

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent in MR Physics or a related area and experience in Magnetic Resonance scanner use and advanced sequence optimization. Candidates should possess excellent communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate on all levels within a multi-disciplinary team. Understanding of MRI reconstruction and related issues including Pulse programming a MR imaging system are also essential.  

This post will be available from 1st August 2020 and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until the 31st March 2022. This may be extended subject to funding. The post is full time, 36.25h per week, however applications are welcome from candidates who wish to work part time, minimum 29h per week. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

The post is full-time (36.25 hours per week), however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Job share arrangements may be considered.

 Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Paul Morgan, Honorary Chair, Radiological Sciences, University of Nottingham. Email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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