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Research Associate in Quantitative MRI of the Liver Full Time

at University of Sheffield Sheffield in Sheffield (Published at 29-01-2021)

Contract Type: Fixed-term available immediately with an end date of 31 December 2022.

Working Pattern:

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease

Grade 7
£31,866 - £40,322 per annum. Potential to progress to £44, 045 per annum
through sustained exceptional contribution.

Closing Date:
28th February 2021


This is an opportunity for a highly motivated MRI physicist/engineer to work with our team at the Medical Imaging Group in

the Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease (IICD). The candidate will work on a major international

EU-funded (public-private partnership) research project, Translational Imaging in Drug Safety Assessment (TRISTAN;

www.imi-tristan.eu). The post is aligned to TRISTAN?s work package 2, which will develop new liver imaging techniques that

will help drug developers bring new, safer drugs to market. TRISTAN is a tight collaboration between partners in academia,

industry and SME?s.

You will work closely with Professor Steven Sourbron, Chair in Medical Imaging Physics, who has a core expertise in

quantitative and functional MRI, serving as principal investigator on several international projects including as chair of the

ongoing COST action on renal MRI (www.renalmri.org), work package lead in the BEAt-DKD project (www.beat-dkd.eu) and

chair of the open source initiative for perfusion imaging (www.osipi.org).

Your work will be aligned with the clinical studies in TRISTAN, performed in the UK and Sweden, which will aim to

demonstrate that novel MRI biomarkers of hepatocellular function developed within TRISTAN are able to characterize the

effects of drugs and liver disease on function. Your role will be to work with other post-docs, PhDs and software engineers to

develop a robust pipeline for the automated extraction of MRI biomarkers characterising liver function and structure. You

will also work with clinical colleagues and our partners in the private sector to oversee the application of these methods in

clinical trials investigating drug effects.

You should have an honours degree in Physics or Engineering (or equivalent experience) and a PhD (or be close to

completion) in MRI Physics/Engineering (or equivalent experience). You should also have a track record of publication in MR

and imaging journals and experience in development of quantitative MRI methods.

We?re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University?s Total Reward Package includes a

competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and

development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to

greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student


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