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Position: Research Associate
Institution: University College London
Department: Division of Medicine
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The successful applicant will be an experienced researcher with an imaging background and interest and experience in neuroimaging analysis. The successful applicant will work as part of a team undertaking a study investigating the effects of obesity and obesity treatments on the brain circuits that control taste and eating behaviour using functional MRI brain imaging (TASTER Study: The successful candidate will supervise image acquisition and be responsible for image control and analysis of a large sample of structural MRI, diffusion tensor imaging and resting-state fMRI data
Requirements: Applicants should hold a PhD*, or equivalent in neuroscience or a relevant specialist subject (physics, computer science etc) *If degree has not yet been granted, the final accepted version of the thesis should have been submitted to the degree granting university by the time of starting. The successful applicant will have excellent practical laboratory, imaging and MRI skills; willingness and ability to learn specific, practical techniques and apply this knowledge to solve technical problems. Experience in obesity-related research would be desirable
   
Text: Research Associate, - Ref:1741331 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Division of Medicine Specific unit / Sub department Research Department of Metabolism and Experimental Therapeutics Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?34,635 - ?41,864 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The University College London (UCL) Centre for Obesity Research team led by Professor Rachel Batterham is seeking to appoint a highly enthusiastic and committed Neuroimaging Research Associate. The successful applicant will join the interdisciplinary clinical research team at the UCL Centre for Obesity Research, which carries out research aimed at understanding the pathophysiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes in order to identify new preventative and therapeutic strategies. The successful applicant will be an experienced researcher with an imaging background and interest and experience in neuroimaging analysis. The successful applicant will work as part of a team undertaking a study investigating the effects of obesity and obesity treatments on the brain circuits that control taste and eating behaviour using functional MRI brain imaging (TASTER Study: The successful candidate will supervise image acquisition and be responsible for image control and analysis of a large sample of structural MRI, diffusion tensor imaging and resting-state fMRI data. Further responsibilities will cover interaction with patients, including recruitment and consent, conducting assessments, post-visit follow-up, supporting volunteers/patients throughout the study, as well as general laboratory work. The post is funded for 30 months in the first instance. Key Requirements Applicants should hold a PhD*, or equivalent in neuroscience or a relevant specialist subject (physics, computer science etc) *If degree has not yet been granted, the final accepted version of the thesis should have been submitted to the degree granting university by the time of starting. The successful applicant will have excellent practical laboratory, imaging and MRI skills; willingness and ability to learn specific, practical techniques and apply this knowledge to solve technical problems. Experience in obesity-related research would be desirable. Further Details A job description can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ?Apply Now? button below. For an informal discussion please contact Dr Rachel Batterham ( r.batterham@ucl.ac.uk ). For any queries regarding this advert or recruitment process please contact Anita Gorasia ( a.gorasia@ucl.ac.uk ) UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 6 Sep 2018 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job description and person specification Apply Now
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