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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The post holder will work with other members of the Department of Medicine, Division of Anaesthesia, University of Cambridge to support the optimisation, standardisation and development of X-Ray CT and multi-modal MRI data analysis pipelines for both healthy subjects and Traumatic Brain Injury patients.

Some of the challenges involved include automatic detection of brain lesions, improved segmentation of anatomical structures, and functional and effective connectivity analysis. These analysis pipelines will be developed within the scope of CENTER-TBI, a large collaborative European project involving 60 centres from 20 countries (, and includes over 5000 patients with traumatic brain injury. This longitudinal study will include multiple neuroimaging sessions at different time-points, comprising CT images and a number of different MRI datasets including T1- and T2-weighted structural MRI, diffusion MRI, and resting state functional MRI, amongst others.

The post-holder will be line-managed by Prof David Menon, but also work closely with other MRI researchers at the Division of Anaesthetics (e.g. Dr Virginia Newcombe, Dr Emmanuel Stamatakis, Dr Jonathan Coles). He/she will also collaborate with members of the larger Cambridge Neuroimaging community, including Dr Guy Williams (Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre WBIC) and Dr Marta Correia (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit CBU), and interact with collaborators in the Computer Vision Group at Imperial College, London, led by Prof Daniel Rueckert and Dr Ben Glocker. The post offers scope for independent research and methods development in neuroimaging data analysis.

The post offers scope for independent research and methods development in neuroimaging data analysis.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process please contact Dr Jonathan Coles (, Dr Marta Correia (, Dr Virginia Newcombe ( or Dr Emmanuel Stamatakis (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

This appointment requires a Research Passport application.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 13th April 2017 with interviews yet to be confirmed by the department but likely to be held at the end of April.

Please quote reference RC11710 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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