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Research Associate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BM&H-15487

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/07/2020

Salary: £32,816 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: From 1 August 2020 until 31 October 2022

We seek to appoint a Research Associate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the brain. The post is available for an immediate start for a period of 27 months, with the potential to extend by a further 6 months.


This position is suitable for a talented imaging scientist with a strong grounding in MRI physics and/or MR data analysis. The new post is funded by the EPSRC as part of a multidisciplinary collaboration between the Universities of Manchester, London, Leeds, Cardiff and Lancaster. The project aims to better, and more efficiently, measure blood-brain barrier dysfunction with clinical application to understand how this is altered in cerebrovascular disease. Novel approaches to measure water exchange across the blood-brain barrier will be developed, using pre-clinical imaging to validate the measurements and clinical imaging in a small cohort of stroke patients to determine sensitivity.


Experience of MRI protocol optimisation, implementation and data acquisition, a good honours degree with a high numerical content and a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline are essential. 


The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.


Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Laura Parkes


Tel: 0161 275 2566


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004


This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.


Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.





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