Research Associate / Fellow BRIGhTMIND (Fixed term)

Closing Date
Friday, 10th December 2021
Job Type
School of Medicine - Psychiatry & Applied Psychology
£27924 to £40927 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £31406 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

The School of Medicine, Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology is looking to appoint a research fellow experienced in imaging analysis to work on the world leading BRIGhTMIND randomised controlled trial comparing 2 types of neuroimaging directed transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment for treatment resistant moderate to severe depression. The study is the largest in the world on connectivity guided TMS and collects fMRI, structural MRI, magnetic spectroscopy data, alongside detailed clinical and cognitive data on over 250 participants at baseline and 16 weeks after 20 sessions TMS. The data collected is high quality with little loss to follow up or failure to complete treatment. In this role you will carry out image analysis for all 4 centres of the study to determine the sites for treatment and to explore the mechanism of action in this NIHR EME funded trial. The study has almost completed recruitment, so this post is primarily involved in analysis of the imaging data and writing up the results. 

You must hold a degree in imaging, computer science, physics, mathematics, engineering, neuroscience, psychology or related discipline plus experience and training in neuroimage analysis and a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant subject. To be successful in this role you must have the ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team and the ability to write scientific papers for publication are essential. 

The University of Nottingham is committed to providing generous employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. As a University employee, you will have an excellent choice of benefits and rewards, including access to fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes, along with a competitive holiday allowance and a highly attractive pension scheme.

This is a full-time (36.25 hours per week), fixed-term position until 31 January 2023. Job share arrangements may be considered for this post. The post will involve remote working, working at the University of Nottingham Precision Imaging Beacon and may involve occasional travel to other sites.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Dorothee Auer, or Professor Richard Morriss, Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

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