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The University of Edinburgh is recruiting for a new Research Fellow. Details as follow:

Vacancy Name: Research Fellow

Closing Date: 26th June 2020

The Univerity of Edinburgh Vacancy Reference Number: 051857

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The Centre for Research into Ageing and the Brain at the Centre Clinical Brain Sciences within The University of Edinburgh seeks an experienced post-doctoral medical image analyst to conduct original research as a key member of The Selfridges Group Foundation, Weston Brain Institute, Fondation Leducq and UK Dementia Research Institute funded project “Perivascular spaces: an early marker of vascular contributions to neurodegeneration” (awarded under the Novel Biomarkers: Ireland, Netherlands, UK, 2019 program). Perivascular spaces have recently been identified on brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), as marker of small vessel dysfunction and potential biomarker of future risk of neurodegeneration and dementia. The work will focus on testing and further refining recently developed computational methods to measure PVS on brain MRI in patients at risk of small vessel disease (SVD), dementia, and other neurodegenerative diseases. The successful candidate will be able to capitalise on image analysis methods and data already available to the study team, as well as accessing data from other centres to widen the patient sample, and well over a decade of experience in novel MRI analysis of SVD, stroke and dementia features. The study team, based in Edinburgh (Wardlaw), with co-Is in Utrecht (Biessels) and Toronto (Black), are internationally recognised experts in clinical studies including MRI of SVD, stroke, dementia.

The successful candidate will conduct original research, centred around: a) testing and improving computational methods (inc. machine learning approaches) for measuring PVS on human brain MRI; and b) discovering associations between PVS morphologies, current and future cognitive outcomes, using data from many studies reflecting different patient groups.

The successful candidates will be hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, have demonstrable experience in MRI computational image analysis preferably in SVDs or dementia, statistical and database management experience, and a track record of published work. Previous experience in studies linking MRI findings with cognitive, functional and neurodegenerative disease outcomes would be advantageous.

The post is for up to three years at Grade 7 [£33,797 - £40,332]

 Informal enquiries please contact Prof JM Wardlaw (Joanna.wardlaw@ed.ac.uk)