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Research Fellow in Metabolic Imaging

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for the next challenge? Do you want to develop the next generation imaging sequences to advance metabolic characterisation of the heart? Do you want to contribute to translating novel Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Hyperpolarization techniques to patients?

The post is for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Metabolic Imaging with a background in MR physics / biomedical imaging. The post supports Prof Plein’s British Heart Foundation programme grant on diabetic heart failure and our institute’s internationally-leading research programme in cardiovascular and metabolic medicine. The post holder will support the development and translation of current and new metabolic MRI methods from small animal models to patients, including 1H-, 31P-MRS and the Signal Amplification by Reversible Exchange (SABRE) method of hyperpolarisation. The work will make use of our unique translational imaging capacity, which includes a new BHF-funded preclinical imaging centre (with a Bruker 7T small animal MRI scanner) and a new MRC funded clinical MRI facility (with a Siemens 3T Prisma MRI Scanner). The post holder will further act as a link between the preclinical imaging groups at Universities of Leeds and York to facilitate translation of SABRE from the bench to preclinical cardiac applications, and will be expected to undertake their own research in the field of cardiac MRS.

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

Prof Sven Plein and / or Prof Jurgen E Schneider

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6310, Email:  or

Further Information: The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine gained the Silver award in 2016.  We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine (LICAMM)
Section:  Biomedical Imaging Science Department (BISD)
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
A maximum salary of £34,804 can be offered due to funding restrictions
Working Time:  100% Full time equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed term until 31 December 2021)
Release Date:  Friday 25 October 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 27 November 2019
Reference:  MHLCM1187
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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