Job Postings, Developing Human Connectome Project

The Developing Human Connectome Project at King's College London is about to start and they are currently recruiting MR physicists/Methodologists needed to develop the core acquisition and reconstruction capability. To turn the fMRI and dMRI to a really cutting edge standard in fetal brains and in neonates will be a significant challenge, but also a great opportunity for the right people. This demanding project requires high quality people. 

The project is an ambitious collaborative program between King's College London, Imperial College London and Oxford University funded by the European Research Council. We plan a comprehensive approach from recruitment of a large cohort of babies and fetuses, to developing and applying novel MR acquisition methods, to a comprehensive analysis of the resulting data at an individual and group level and in conjunction with genetic data. 

For more information about the project and more detailed desciptions of the job postings, Please visit  
http://www.developingconnectome.org/

Vacancy #1: Research Associate (KCL) for MR acquisition for mapping the neonatal brain

The post holder will play a key role in developing and applying novel methods to acquire and analyze diffusion and resting state functional MRI data from the neonatal brain. The aim is to achieve a comprehensive whole brain capability to provide the source information for mapping the structural and functional connectivity in the neonatal brain. The work will build on methods developed for the adult Human Connectome Project, but the examinations will have to be shorter and of course baby brains are smaller. We will however have the benefit of dedicated array head coils designed for neonatal subjects. You will need a sound knowledge of MR acquisition techniques as well as strong computational skills.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25/8/13 and more details can be found here. For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Jo Hajnal on 020 7188 9160, or via email at jo.hajnal@kcl.ac.uk.

Vacancy #2: Research Associate (KCL) for MR acquisition for fMRI of the fetal brain

The post holder will play a key role in developing and applying novel methods to acquire and analyze resting state functional MRI data from the fetal brain. The aim is to achieve a comprehensive whole brain capability to provide the source information for mapping functional connectivity in the fetal brain. Challenges include fetal and maternal movement, as well as lower SNR compared to brain imaging using close fitting head coils. You will need a sound knowledge of MR acquisition techniques as well as strong computational skills.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25/8/13 and more details can be found here. For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Jo Hajnal on 020 7188 9160, or via email at jo.hajnal@kcl.ac.uk.

Vacancy #3: Research Associate (KCL) for MR acquisition for diffusion imaging of the fetal brain

The post holder will play a key role in developing and applying novel methods to acquire and analyze diffusion MRI data from the fetal brain. The aim is to achieve a comprehensive whole brain tractography capability as well as quantitative diffusion measurements to provide the source information for mapping the structural connectivity in the fetus. Challenges include fetal and maternal movement, as well as lower SNR compared to brain imaging using close fitting head coils. You will need a sound knowledge of MR acquisition techniques as well as strong computational skills.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25/8/13 and more details can be found here. For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Jo Hajnal on 020 7188 9160, or via email at jo.hajnal@kcl.ac.uk

Vacancy #4: Research Assistant/Associate (Imperial College) for intelligent image acquisition

The post holder will play a key role in developing simultaneous registration and reconstruction techniques for motion compensated fetal MRI, with emphasis on functional MRI and diffusion MRI. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 27/8/13 and more details can be found here. For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Daniel Rueckert at d.rueckert@imperial.ac.uk.

Vacancy #5: Research Assistant/Associate (Imperial College) for connectivity-based image registration

The post holder will play a key role in developing modeling techniques and registration for connectivity-based image registration as well as for 4D atlases of functional and structural brain connectivity.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 27/8/13 and more details can be found here. For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Daniel Rueckert at d.rueckert@imperial.ac.uk.

Vacancy #6: Research Assistant/Associate (Imperial College) for connectivity-based image analysis

You will develop methods for the analysis of connectivity patterns, in particular methods to learn patterns for: connectivity-based biomarkers; comparing connectivity across populations/time; and relation of connectivity to collateral data.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 27/8/13 and more details can be found here. For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Daniel Rueckert at d.rueckert@imperial.ac.uk.

Vacancy #7: Software Engineer (Imperial College) 

The post holder will play a key role in building the computing hardware infrastructure for connectome database and workbench, developing the dHCP website and disseminating tools and the workbench. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23/8/13 and more details can be found here. For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Daniel Rueckert at d.rueckert@imperial.ac.uk.

Vacancy #8: Software Engineer (Imperial College) 

The post holder will be responsible for building the software infrastructure for connectome database workbench, interfaces to HCP project and tools for automatic QC and data entry. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23/8/13 and more details can be found here. For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Daniel Rueckert at d.rueckert@imperial.ac.uk.

Vacancy #9: Project Manager (KCL) 

This important new post will lead the administrative team managing the project. The post-holder will be based at King’s College London but will co-ordinate the administration of the programme across the institutions, working closely with the management, administrative and research staff on each site, and also providing liaison with the European Research Council through the European and Research Offices of the partner institutions. The post holder will work directly with the Principal Investigators in each Institution to deliver the research, supervising all the financial and administrative aspects of the project, and managing the administrative team that will include a clinical project manager, a follow-up co-ordinator and secretarial staff. The post requires an experienced Project Manager - a highly motivated and independent individual who has excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, and who can work with close attention to detail.

The post will be advertised shortly, and prospective candidates should contact Professor David Edwards at AD.Edwards@kcl.ac.uk

Vacancy #10: Post-Doctoral Researcher: Connectivity Mapping in the Human Brain (Oxford)

As part of the Developing Human Connectome Project (dHCP), this post holder will work on Diffusion MRI methods research, developing biophysical models of white matter architecture and new connectivity mapping techniques.

More details can be found here.

Vacancy #11: Post-Doctoral Researcher: Functional Connectivity Mapping in the Developing Brain (Oxford)

As part of the Developing Human Connectome Project (dHCP), this post holder will work on Functional MRI methods research, developing models of functional connectivity for mapping brain networks.

More details can be found here.

Vacancy #12: Graduate / Post-Doctoral Researcher: Image Analysis and Software for Connectomics (Oxford)

As part of the Developing Human Connectome Project (dHCP), this post holder will work on the “structural” aspects of connectome modelling, including the spatial modelling of cortical surfaces, as well as developing analysis pipelines (software development and scripting) for the overall analysis of the dHCP connectome image data.

 

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