Research Assistant in Clinical Psychology

Imperial College London Department of Surgery and Cancer

United Kingdom

Job summary

The post will be based within the Division of Cancer and will work closely with the Division of Brain Sciences, Department of Medicine at Imperial College London. Dr Laura Kenny leads a programme of novel molecular imaging techniques in oncology. This BRC funded project will form part of a new collaboration between the Division of Cancer and Division of Brain Sciences. The research programme in Imperial College Memory Research Centre, is led...

Job listing information

  • Reference MED02764
  • Date posted 15 November 2021
  • Closing date 7 December 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location Hammersmith Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £36,694 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Surgery & Cancer
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

The post will be based within the Division of Cancer and will work closely with the Division of Brain Sciences, Department of Medicine at Imperial College London.

Dr Laura Kenny leads a programme of novel molecular imaging techniques in oncology. This BRC funded project will form part of a new collaboration between the Division of Cancer and Division of Brain Sciences. The research programme in Imperial College Memory Research Centre, is led by Dr Paul Edison and focuses on Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, and other causes of dementia and cognitive impairment. This new post will evaluate cognitive impairment in patients undergoing treatment for cancer.

Duties and responsibilities

You should be very driven with adequate experience in neuropsychological evaluation. Apart from performing neuropsychometric evaluation and data collection, you will work with colleagues in Imperial College Memory Research Centre in the department of Brain Sciences with research programmes in neuroimaging in neurodegenerative disorders using cutting edge technology of PET and MRI and to develop novel techniques of image processing and analysis of complex multimodal data including machine learning. You will also evaluate the interactions between different PET and MRI imaging markers with genetics and other biofluids. You will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and to attract external research funding. Candidates who are planning to pursue a PhD later on are encouraged to apply. 

Other duties include:To take initiatives in the planning of research, writing manuscripts

  • To direct the work of small research teams
  • To drive patient recruitment and submit regulatory documents
  • To identify and develop suitable techniques for the analysis of data
  • To conduct data analysis, writing up manuscripts, review articles
  • To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times

Essential requirements

We are looking for an ambitious individual who has a Master’s degree in Psychology / Neuroimaging or closely related discipline and significant experience in neuropsychology and neuroimaging.

Other essential requirements include:

  • Experience in working independently in a research lab
  • Experience in mouse handling / phenotyping / physiology
  • Expertise in cell culture
  • Ability to develop and apply new concepts

Further information

The post is full time and fixed term for 12 months, with the possibility of extension, and is based at Hammersmith Campus, East Acton.

If you have any queries on this role please contact Dr Laura Kenny (l.kenny@imperial.ac.uk).

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes which are ultimately aimed towards finding new treatments and making scientific and medical advances, and where there are no satisfactory or reasonably practical alternatives to their use. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research


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