Research Fellow in HiP-CT quasi-dynamic Cardiac Imaging


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About the role

Would you like to generate, visualise and analyse some of the world’s newest and highest resolution ex vivo bioimaging data of intact human organs and joints? A new Research Fellow position is available to join the team doing this work, with your post having a focus on developing methods of stepped dynamic imaging to measure blood/air flow and the properties of hard and soft tissue in situ. This will provide new insights into the multi-scale anatomical and structural characteristics of organ tissue and vasculature, and on joint bio-mechanics. You will be based at ESRF (the European Synchrotron, Grenoble, France) developing and applying Hierarchical Phase-Contrast Tomography (HiP-CT, see, generating 4D scans of intact organs with near cellular (micron) resolution. You will also help operate the HiP-CT hub, working with groups worldwide, helping prepare samples, perform HiP-CT scans, reconstruction, analysis, ! and train ing others. This post is funded for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal and with potential progression once in post to £51,247. The job is based based at ESRF, Grenoble, France. A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact Peter Lee (), or for application process queries Ruikang Xue ().

About you

The post will require a motivated researcher with experience in developing test rigs, reconstructing and analysing 4D volumes, and segmenting the images for use in image-based modelling. You will have a PhD and extensive knowledge and expertise in a relevant field. It is desirable to have experience in handling large data. Your expertise should be at a level appropriate for the conduct of research and publishing new knowledge in leading international research journals. The post-holder will need to show a high level of initiative and an ability to work collaboratively and independently. Applicants should have good team-working skills and a strong command of English. You will join a dynamic international multidisciplinary group of academics, clinicians, beamline scientists, post-docs and PhD students developing and applying synchrotron X-ray and other techniques to study biological systems. You will report to Profs Peter Lee and Andrew Cook at UCL! , and loc ally at ESRF to Dr Joseph Brunet.

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As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people and LGBTQI+ people.

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