Position type:

Full time


£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.

23 Jul 2020
22 Aug 2020

Full details:

Reference number: LEE-MHLCM1224

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?

Do you have a background in Medical Imaging, particular in microstructural / diffusion MRI?

Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?


Cardiac Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging (cDMRI) can measure the microstructure of the heart, but despite ongoing developments, it is not yet used for clinical management. This is due to technical challenges and to MRI scanner hardware limitations, particularly gradient strength. The Human Connectome Project, designed to provide unparalleled assessment of the brain, developed highly specialized MRI scanners with gradients 4x stronger than those available on clinical scanners. However, this technology has never been exploited outside of the head. 

This project, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust and led by Prof Jurgen E Schneider (University of Leeds), aims to push the boundaries for microstructural assessments of the heart using both a standard 3T clinical scanner in Leeds and the Connectom Scanner in Cardiff to develop next generation assessments of human hearts. The post-holder will be seconded to Cardiff where he / she will be based for the duration of the project to work under the directive of Prof Derek Jones.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Prof Jürgen E Schneider, Chair in Biomedical Imaging


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