Senior Research Associate in Preclinical Neuroimaging (2 posts) - University of Oxford

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Closing Date
22 Jul 2019
£40,792 to £48,677 Grade 8 p.a.
The Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN), University of Oxford
Fixed term for 3 years in the first instance

The Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) is looking to recruit two research fellows to lead a programme of research in MRI, with a focus on functional imaging. WIN aims to use neuroimaging technology to bridge the gap between laboratory neuroscience and understanding of human health and behaviour. WIN recently installed a new state-of-the-art 7T MRI system to complement the Centre’s 3 and 7 Tesla human MRI capability. 

The postholders will make use of this new facility to design and conduct a programme of neuroscience research aimed to understand brain function. The research focus can be on discovery neuroscience and/or clinical questions. Furthermore, the postholders will share responsibility for shaping the research group’s plans and funding applications. Providing guidance, support, and training, as required, to staff and students who may be involved with the research activities will be required as part of the role. The postholders will collaborate with other WIN members to build capacity in functional MRI and agree clear task objectives, whilst organising and delegating work to other members of the team.

The postholders will hold, or be nearing completion of, a PhD/DPhil in a relevant research area and have post-qualification research experience. Relevant hands-on research experience in brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using a range of different imaging modalities including functional MRI is essential. The postholders will require an excellent academic track record, including training in neuroscience and biomedical imaging as well as excellent skills in people management and effective collaboration. Experience of combining MRI with other technologies, e.g. optogenetics, electrical stimulation, electrophysiological recording and previous usage of Bruker MRI platforms and FLS or similar tool kits, would prove beneficial.

The post is full-time for a fixed-term of 3 years in the first instance.

A less experienced candidate may be appointed at Grade 7 (£32,236 - £39,609 p.a.) with a commensurate adjustment in selection criteria, responsibilities, duties and job title.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 22 July 2019 will be considered. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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