Postdoc Position at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge is offering postdoctoral associate position in psychiatry. The funding allows successful candidates to work for 3 years in the first instance. Applications are invited up to November 11, 2018.

The Department of Psychiatry seeks to appoint a full-time post-doctoral position, to work with Professor John O’Brien and Dr Li Su on MR and PET brain imaging projects in dementia and related disorders.

The role will be concerned with imaging analysis for the PREVENT-Dementia programme, a 5 site study (overall CI Prof Craig Ritchie) which is examining MR, amyloid PET and other biomarker changes in several hundred mid-life cognitively normal subjects stratified by risk of likelihood of future development of dementia. This position is available at the Research Associate level, and is available to start as soon as possible for 3 years.

The post holder will be required to work as part of a research team, working closely with Professor John O’Brien and Dr Li Su (ARUK Senior Research Fellow) in Psychiatry, the renowned Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre (Dr Guy Williams, Dr Tim Fryer and Professor Franklin Aigbirhio) and the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences (Prof James Rowe) and the Biomedical Research Centre (Professor Roger Barker). They will contribute to the data acquisition and analysis of imaging data from both current and future studies, the supervision of students undertaking research placements and the preparation of grants and manuscripts.

The post offers an excellent opportunity for an an imaging scientist in an outstanding and vibrant research environment. Applicants should have a PhD in MR or PET imaging and dementia, or a closely related area. The postholder would be encouraged to develop their own independent area of research, and to seek further independent funding for their work as appropriate.

The post will be appointed at the appropriate point on the University of Cambridge’s research associate salary scale, depending on the seniority of the successful candidate. Informal enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Professor John O’Brien or Dr Li Su

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

The closing date is 11 November 2018, with interviews expected to take place 23 November 2018.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.


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