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Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Department of Radiology with its combination of scientific excellence and access to state-of-the-art imaging facilities is developing novel technologies to apply to the study of kidney diseases. Cambridge is one of the main partners of the UK Renal Imaging Network (UKRIN), a consortium of 13 clinical research groups with an interest in using MRI and other imaging modalities in renal diseases. The aims of the consortium are to develop cross-centre harmonised MR acquisition protocols and analysis methods to address imaging and clinical needs in diffuse renal diseases.

We are seeking a 50% part time research associate with practical experience of setting up and performing multi-parametric MRI studies in human volunteers and undertaking quantitative analysis of MRI data.

The main roles of this post are to work on the development and validation of a harmonised renal MRI acquisition protocol and to collaborate closely with researchers from URKIN's other lead centers towards delivering the goals of the partnership. The successful candidate will be expected to have excellent computational skills and to integrate with an enthusiastic multidisciplinary group of people with the aim of translating this technique into the clinical arena. Therefore, applicants should hold a Ph.D. and ideally have post-doctoral experience involving the development and application of magnetic resonance methods, ideally with specific experience and expertise in using MRI for renal applications. The candidate should have a keen interest in the biological application of associated MR techniques to address clinical questions, particularly in kidney, and possess excellent computing skills (programming in MATLAB and working with UNIX/LINUX and Windows operating systems).

Informal enquiries may be directed to: Dr Iosif Mendichovszky, email:

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

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: 17th March 2019

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RQ17889 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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