Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Biomedical Engineering (MRI)


Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Closing date

Aug 28, 2019 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the Oxygen research group at the Department of Engineering Science (IBME, Headington). This full-time post is funded by EPSRC and is fixed-term for up to 4 years.

The role will entail collecting and analysing functional MRI data from healthy volunteers, including both BOLD and ASL from clinical scanners, in addition to collecting CVR data using transcranial Doppler ultrasound, near infrared spectroscopy and a host of other physiological, psychological, genetic, and demographic measures. The project will use respiratory stimuli such as hypercapnic air mixtures delivered via a mask, breath-holds and hyperventilation to induce blood flow changes. These data will be combined using machine learning approaches to determine an optimised, minimal data set and analysis algorithm for diagnosing specific CVR impairments in patient populations.

You will hold a PhD (or be near completion) in a relevant field and have experience with brain imaging and fMRI analysis. You will be able to manage your own academic research and associated activities, as well as possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programs. Experience using software such as FSL/AFNI/SPM would be beneficial, as would experience with machine learning and programming in Python, Matlab or C++.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Daniel Bulte (email:

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You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience fits with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only online applications received before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 28 August 2019 can be considered.

The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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Professor Daniel Bulte

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