University of Sheffield - Research Associate in Microstructure-sensitive Perfusion/Diffusion MRI for Diagnosis of Vascular Cognitive Impairment
Job Reference Number: UOS010531
Contract Type: Fixed term for 36 months
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
This post offers an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Centre for Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine (CISTIB) www.cistib.org within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. CISTIB is working at the interface between different areas of computational imaging and modelling: medical image analysis, statistical shape analysis, machine learning, image-based computational physiology, and personalised virtual interventions. The Centre hosts academic and other staff members from the University of Sheffield forming a cross-disciplinary team with affiliation in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments.
The Centre has had significant funding success in the application area of dementia and vascular cognitive impairment, including the European Commission-funded VPH-DARE@IT (www.vph-dare.eu) and EPSRC-funded OCEAN (www.ocean-mri.org) projects. OCEAN aims to characterise and quantify early differential alterations in brain blood transport and subsequent microstructural tissue damage using one-stop-shop perfusion/diffusion MR GSI incorporating novel MR signal models and optimal MR sequence design based on new human brain histomorphometric data in health and disease.
OCEAN is led by the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the University of Manchester (Professor GJ Parker), Cardiff University (Professor D Jones), University of Antwerp (Professor J Sijbers), and Neurospin (Professor D LeBihan). The post holder will be required to spend time in Cardiff, Paris and Antwerp. .
For this post, we seek a Research Assistant or Research Associate to contribute to the project objectives. She/he will develop novel MRI signal models and imaging sequences for microstructurally accurate perfusion and diffusion MRI. We are seeking a motivated individual with expertise in advanced statistical signal processing, sparse and compressed sensing, and array signal processing in the context of Magnetic Resonance Image acquisition and imaging physics, in general, and diffusion and perfusion MRI, in particular.