Job Title: Post-doctoral Research Associate in Translational NeuroImaging
Project Title: Improving prevention trials in Alzheimer's disease through imaging
Department: Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Subsection: Translational Imaging Group, Centre for Medical Image Computing
Reports to: Dr. Marc Modat
Responsible to: Prof. Sebastien Ourselin, Head of the Translational Imaging Group
Salary: Grade 7: £34,733 per annum (this post is available for 24 months in the first instance)
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic researcher with skills in medical image processing to join an internationally leading university research group. The overall aim of the project is to develop medical image processing pipelines to extract and analyse imaging biomarker from structural and functional scans in order to provide the evidence base to guide design of future clinical trials of secondary prevention in Alzheimer’s disease.
The post is based in the Translational Imaging Group, Centre for Medical Image Computing, Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University College London, UK and the successful applicant will work in close collaboration with the Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. The post-holder will be part of a research programme dedicated to image biomarker discovery in autosomal dominant forms of Alzheimer’s disease. These imaging biomarkers will be targeting the quantification of regional atrophy, white matter damage and cortical grey matter thickness. The successful applicant will also be involved in the development of analytical pipelines to study morphological differences between populations. The project also includes nuclear imaging and requires the quantification of protein load in the brain as well as its changes over time. The post-holder will also be involved in the process of translating novel imaging methods for application to clinical research.
The successful candidate will have a good postgraduate degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or a related subject and be able to demonstrate good software engineering skills. They will also have demonstrated experience in medical image processing, clinical research and statistical analysis.
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