Post-doctoral Position: MR Physics

 

A post-doctoral position in magnetic resonance imaging is available in the Institute of Neuroscience for high-field structural and functional brain imaging of Newcastle University.

 

The imaging laboratory is equipped with a Bruker 4.7T/60cm vertical bore MRI research system for fMRI investigation of non-human primates and small animals. Research groups of the Institute of Neurosciences and Faculty of Medical Sciences focus their research on brain function, connectivity, neuropharmacological fMRI, and neuronal diseases.

 

A successful applicant will work in the areas of MR physics and methodology development with access to a Bruker 4.7T/60cm vertical bore MR preclinical/research system. The research of the project will focus on the development of advanced methods for high spatial/temporal resolution nonhuman primate fMRI. Ideally, you have completed a PhD in MR physics (or relevant fields) with working experience in correction of EPI distortion, reduction of signal dropout using navigator echo, combined passive and active shimming, development of special RF pulses, and development of RF coils as required for the research.

 

 

Salary scales: RA1A, RAII (23,002 - 32,796, depending on experience)

 

Informal contact: Dr. L. Sun

Institute of Neuroscience

Henry Wellcome Building

Newcastle University

NE2 4HH

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Prof. A. Thiele

Institute of Neuroscience

Henry Wellcome Building

Newcastle University

NE2 4HH

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To apply send a CV and the names of 2 referees to Dr. Li Sun. The position is available immediately and applications received before 01.05. 2008 will be considered. Applications received after that date will be considered until an appointment is made.

 

 

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Prof. Alexander Thiele

Henry Wellcome Building

Newcastle University

NE2 4HH

UK

tel:++44 191 2227564

fax: ++44 191 2225622