Research Fellow/Associate in Physics and Astronomy
University of Nottingham Department of Physics and Astronomy
United Kingdom

Research Fellow/ Associate (fixed term)

Closing Date
Friday, 9th April 2021
Job Type
Physics & Astronomy
£30942 to £40322 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

The Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre (SPMIC), University of Nottingham is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral research fellow/associate in the field of renal MRI for a 12 month post.

The successful candidate will develop and apply renal MRI sequences and develop novel analysis methods to understand kidney function and structure. Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for applying and developing MRI methods, including relaxometry, blood flow and perfusion and oxygenation methods at 3 Tesla on a Philips scanner. 

Knowledge and understanding of the principles of MRI and procedures for optimisation of acquisition protocols is essential, as is coding experience on Philips platforms. 

The post-holder will be expected to be independent in renal MRI data acquisition and analysis techniques. Python/matlab programming skills and knowledge in machine learning are essential. The post-holder will assist in the data analyses, preparation of publications and downstream funding applications. The successful candidate will be responsible for writing up the work to contribute to published outcomes.

The post holder will be expected to undertake research independently, as well as working as part of a team. This will include using approaches, methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research. Therefore, the role holder will have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.

The post is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term contract until 21 August 2021. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Sue Francis (email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link

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