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Position: Research Fellow in Medical Image Computing
Institution: University College London
Department: Computer Science
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The post will be funded by a prestigious Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award “TREAT-HD: targeting neurodegeneration in Huntington’s disease” (PI: Prof Sarah Tabrizi) which seeks to further our understanding of neurodegeneration using HD as a model disorder. The project is driven by three key aims: i.to link with the first human clinical trial of an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) or ‘gene silencing’ therapy in HD, sponsored by Ionis Pharmaceuticals, to answer critical questions about neuropathological mechanisms and their response to therapy using state-of-the-art techniques and analysis
Requirements: The post holder will have an exciting opportunity to advance microstructure imaging using multimodal MRI data and to apply these advances to help decipher neurodegeneration using the unique datasets acquired as part of this first-of-its-kind study (Aims i and iii). The successful candidate will be working closely within a world-class multi-disciplinary team involving the UCL HD Research Centre, directed by Prof Tabrizi, and the research group of Prof Geraint Rees (UCL Wellcome Centre for Human NeuroImaging). Applicants must have, or expect to obtain, a PhD in a relevant discipline. Strong maths and programming skills are essential, as well as a good publication record in relevant journals. Previous experience with quantitative MRI, image analysis, mathematical modelling, optimization, software engineering and matlab are all advantageous. The appointment will be made to the Research Associate (Grade 7) salary scale, according to qualifications, skills and experience, and be funded initially for 2 years with likely options to extend
   
Text: Research Fellow in Medical Image Computing, - Ref:1749461 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Computer Science Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 to ?42,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Microstructure Imaging Group (MIG: mig.cs.ucl.ac.uk) within the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC: ucl.ac.uk/cmic) and Department of Computer Science (UCL-CS: cs.ucl.ac.uk) at University College London (UCL: ucl.ac.uk) is offering a new post-doctoral research position. The post will be funded by a prestigious Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award ?TREAT-HD: targeting neurodegeneration in Huntington?s disease? (PI: Prof Sarah Tabrizi) which seeks to further our understanding of neurodegeneration using HD as a model disorder. The project is driven by three key aims: i.to link with the first human clinical trial of an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) or ?gene silencing? therapy in HD, sponsored by Ionis Pharmaceuticals, to answer critical questions about neuropathological mechanisms and their response to therapy using state-of-the-art techniques and analysis; ii.to develop the next generation of gene silencing therapies for HD using mouse models of the disease, and; iii.to determine the best time to treat individuals carrying the HD gene by performing imaging and cognitive assessments of young adult gene carriers up to 20 years before expected disease onset. The post is initially funded for 2 years. Key Requirements The post holder will have an exciting opportunity to advance microstructure imaging using multimodal MRI data and to apply these advances to help decipher neurodegeneration using the unique datasets acquired as part of this first-of-its-kind study (Aims i and iii). The successful candidate will be working closely within a world-class multi-disciplinary team involving the UCL HD Research Centre, directed by Prof Tabrizi, and the research group of Prof Geraint Rees (UCL Wellcome Centre for Human NeuroImaging). Applicants must have, or expect to obtain, a PhD in a relevant discipline. Strong maths and programming skills are essential, as well as a good publication record in relevant journals. Previous experience with quantitative MRI, image analysis, mathematical modelling, optimization, software engineering and matlab are all advantageous. The appointment will be made to the Research Associate (Grade 7) salary scale, according to qualifications, skills and experience, and be funded initially for 2 years with likely options to extend. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary ?30,922 - ?32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the ?Apply Now? button below. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Gary Zhang gary.zhang@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 24 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 & Person Specification Apply Now
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