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Research Associate (Imaging) (Fixed Term)


The Department of Psychiatry seeks to appoint a full-time post-doctoral position, to work with Professor John O'Brien and Dr Li Su on MR and PET brain imaging projects in dementia and related disorders. A variety of existing and ongoing datasets are being collected to examine multi-modal MR (together with inflammatory and ligand PET) as novel biomarkers for diagnosis and understanding disease mechanisms in dementia and in those at risk of dementia.

The role will be concerned with imaging analysis for the PREVENT-Dementia programme, a 5 site study which is examining MR, amyloid PET and other biomarker changes in mid-life cognitively normal subjects stratified by risk of likelihood of future development of dementia. This position is available at the Research Associate level, and is available from 1st August 2018 for 3 years.

The post holder will be required to work as part of a research team, working closely with Professor John O'Brien and Dr Li Su (ARUK Senior Research Fellow) in Psychiatry, the renowned Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (Dr Guy Williams, Dr Tim Fryer and Professor Franklin Aigbirhio) and the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences (Prof James Rowe) and the Biomedical Research Centre (Professor Roger Barker).

They will contribute to the data acquisition and analysis of imaging data from both current and future studies, the supervision of students undertaking research placements and the preparation of grants and manuscripts.

The post offers an excellent opportunity for an imaging scientist in an outstanding and vibrant research environment. Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in MR or PET imaging and dementia, or a closely related area. The post holder would be encouraged to develop their own independent area of research, and to seek further independent funding for their work as appropriate.

Informal enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Professor John O'Brien john.obrien@medschl.cam.ac.uk. Or Dr Li Su ls514@cam.ac.uk, or telephone 01223 760682.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 July 2021 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also 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 Sunday 1st July 2018 and interviews are likely to be held on Wednesday 11th July 2018.

Please quote reference RN15756 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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