Post-doctoral MRI Physicist

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Post-doctoral MRI Physicist

Institute of Psychiatry - Department of Neuroscience, (Centre for the Cellular Basis of Behaviour)

The Institute of Psychiatry is an internationally-renowned Centre of Excellence for the study of the brain and mental health. It is associated with the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, and is a School of King's College London. The CCBB represents a considerable expansion in Neuroscience at the Institute, with four main research areas: Molecular Neuroscience, Neural Stem Cells, Neurobiology of Mental Health, and Neuroimaging and Behaviour.
Our new James Black Centre invites applications for a MRI physicist to work on the detection of neural stem cells in animal models of neurological disease. This post is funded for two years by the European Union's Framework 7 programme. This project is part of a multidisciplinary collaboration between 18 European Centres of Excellence in the development of imaging cell therapy. The post holder will join a team of researchers lead by Dr Mike Modo on the visualization of transplanted stem cells and their function in brain repair.
The researcher will be responsible for developing novel MRI sequences and image analysis approaches for the detection of transplanted cells, including CEST imaging, on our 7T (Varian) MRI. The successful candidate will therefore be an enthusiast scientist with extensive experience in MR imaging, developing MRI paradigms for imaging in animal models, and have ample experience in the design of pulse sequences.
Starting salary in the range £33,070 pa to £35,922 pa (inclusive of £2,323 pa London Allowance), depending on qualifications and experience.
To obtain further particulars, an application form and further information about the Institute, please see our website at or alternatively email An application form including the names of two referees accompanied with a covering letter and an equal opportunities statement should be emailed to CV's will not be accepted.
Please quote reference number 11/R13 in all correspondence.

Closing date for applications: 7th March 2011.

Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.