Deadline: 2019-03-30

Location: Leeds б ГЛ

External link:,a7217.html

Type: Postdoc

Are you interested in developing new methods for clinical cardiac diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? Do you have a background in diffusion MRI and biomedical image analysis?


The University of Leeds invites applicants for a research fellow position in the field of advanced diffusion MRI in the heart. The project, funded by the British Heart Foundation, seeks to develop cutting-edge diffusion MRI-based methods for extracting novel markers of cardiac tissue microstructure, including measures of cell dispersion and heterogeneity, with higher specificity than existing methods. The developed methods will be applied in patient cohorts to evaluate their potential for improving diagnosis and staging of myocardial disease in the clinic. The central clinical aspect of the work will be complemented by validation using preclinical MRI, histology and synchrotron radiation imaging.


Cardiac diffusion MRI remains a challenging prospect. We are looking for an experienced and resourceful individual to undertake this significant programme of work. You will join an established team driving development of diffusion MRI in the heart, both in preclinical and clinical applications. You will have access to Siemens 3T Prisma and Bruker Biospec 7T MRI scanners, and be part of a stimulating and collaborative environment comprising leading scientists and clinicians.


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

Dr Irvin Teh, Senior Research Fellow

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4877, Email:


Prof Jürgen Schneider, Professor in Biomedical Imaging

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8310, Email:


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: £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Working Time: 100% FTE
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (for three years – Research funded)
Closing Date: Sunday 31 March 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday 10 April 2019
Reference: MHLCM1174