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Research Associate (Brain/MRI Image Analysis - Stroke Research Group) (Fixed Term)


This post offers the opportunity for a researcher to join one of the leading Stroke Research Groups in the UK and internationally. The Stroke Research Group is part of Clinical Neurosciences, and is part of an exceptional critical mass of brain imaging research on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus site. The Stroke Research Group brings together a multidisciplinary group of researchers looking at the causes and treatment of stroke using a variety of techniques including clinical trials and epidemiological studies, molecular genetics, and brain imaging. The group has a particular interest in cerebral small vessel disease (which accounts for 20% of strokes and is the most common cause of vascular cognitive impairment and dementia).

The successful candidate will work on our unique existing longitudinal multimodal MRI datasets to use them to further investigate the pathogenesis and treatment of cerebral small vessel disease and/or to assist us with our new programme of 7T MRI in cerebrovascular disease.

The post would be suitable for an Image Analyst or a Neuroscientist who has previously used image analysis to answer clinical neuroscience questions.

We are looking for somebody with the enthusiasm and drive to not only work on existing projects but also to develop their own research ideas and independent research programme. The group offers an excellent opportunity to write up first author papers, and develop research ideas towards a fellowship.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2020 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. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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.

Closing date: 2nd September 2018

Interview Date: Likely to be 18th September 2018

Please quote reference RR16216 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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