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The Institute of Cancer Research
(University of London)
Cancer Research UK & EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre
Sutton, Surrey
Post Doctoral Research Fellow in MR imaging physics for cancer therapy
planning and assessment
The Institute of Cancer Research (a College of the University of London) is a worldclass cancer research organisation. In the 2008 Higher Education Funding Councils'
Research Assessment Exercise, The ICR received the highest percentage of
research assessed as four stars, world leading, in the areas of biological sciences
and cancer studies. We came top of the Times Higher Education overall table of
HEIs that submitted to more than one UoA - ranking it as the UK's leading academic
research centre, with 37% of activity ranked 4* (world leading) and 42% ranked 3*
(internationally excellent). Together with its partner the Royal Marsden NHS
Foundation Trust, it forms the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe.
The Cancer Research UK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre provides a
multidisciplinary section with research developing and evaluating methods for early
detection of disease, improved diagnosis, prognosis and evaluation of response. This
project is a collaboration with the Joint Department of Physics and the Section of
Radiotherapy.
A physicist with MR imaging expertise is required to develop imaging approaches to
support the planning and assessment of advanced cancer therapies in moving
tissues. The initial emphasis will be on guiding accurate radiotherapy treatment of
lung tumours. Research will include advanced imaging methods; functional
assessment of tumours; methods of motion control, correction and registration; the
use of MR data in radiotherapy treatment planning, applications in other tissues and
treatments. The project will be based at Sutton, Surrey. It forms part of a multi-centre
EPSRC funded programme on advancing imaging techniques in medicine, with UCL,
Imperial and KCL.
The post is for 2 years initially, with appointment on the Post Doctoral Training Fellow
scales (to £33,188 inclusive initially, dependent on experience) and salary
progression is performance related. Successful candidates will have a first degree
and PhD in Physics or a related subject, together with experience in MRI.
Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Martin Leach (email:
[email protected]). Applications must be submitted in line with the instructions
below.
To apply please email your CV and covering letter (addressing where you meet
the person specification and incl. the names and email addresses of two
referees), to: [email protected], quoting job reference number A461.
In a separate email, please send your completed equal opportunities
monitoring form to the same email address quoting the job reference number
above.
Closing Date: 14th June 2011