Postdoc Position/senior Postdoc Position at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge, UK is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a postdoctoral scholar position. Candidates are welcome before July 11, 2019.

Appointment to Senior Research Associate is subject to approval by the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine.

We have a vacancy for a Postdoctoral (Senior) Research Associate. Your role will be to develop methods for metabolic imaging of the human liver by multi-nuclear 7T MRI. You will lead the work on a new cutting-edge quintuple-resonant whole-body coil now being installed on Cambridge’s Siemens 7T Terra MRI scanner. This new coil can image 1H, 19F, 31P, 23Na and 13C throughout the human body in vivo. You will implement novel pulse sequences and test them in phantoms and volunteers. You will also play a key role in building a robust analysis pipeline for our consortium.

You will work closely with consultant oncologists Dr Hugo Ford and Dr Lizzy Smyth and our clinical team to prove the power of this new technology in the first multi-site, multi-vendor 7T clinical study. This will use 7T metabolic imaging to assess the response of chemotherapy of liver metastases in patients with colorectal cancer 12 times quicker after treatment than the current standard of care.

This post is funded by an EU Future and Emerging Technologies grant: “Non-Invasive Chemistry Imaging in the Whole Human Body” (the NICI consortium). Our proposal ranked in the top 1% of applications to this highly competitive scheme. The consortium includes Siemens, Philips and GE, and five leading academic sites.

You will be encouraged to travel to the other consortium sites regularly, to present results at international meetings and to publish high-impact papers resulting from this exciting project.

We’d love you to come and join us as a key member of the growing Cambridge 7T MRI Physics group!

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 May 2021 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check. This appointment also requires a Research Passport application.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter, a list of publications in PubMed citation format, and a statement of how your experience matches the role requirements above (max 2 pages) 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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 11th July 2019. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Chris Rodgers (, +44 1223336291). You would be welcome to visit the lab if you are in the UK, or if called for interview.

Interviews are likely to be held between 18 and 23 July inclusive.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.


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