Research Assistant

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Closing date: 18th June

Research Assistant in Translational Clinical Neurosciences

University of Oxford – Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

The Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences is looking for a highly motivated graduate research assistant to integrate into a research team addressing translational aspects of cognition and Clinical Neuroimaging in stroke and dementia. The project aims to further the development of a semi-automated process of reading standard NHS-acquired CT brain scans to facilitate stroke lesion mapping and measurement of lesions, white matter disease and atrophy.

The postholder will be expected to coordinate the collection and organisation of the clinical scans acquired for this project. They will carry out the anonymisation and downloading of clinical scans from the hospital servers and prepare, organise and curate the scans for research use.  The postholder will be trained in manual lesion delineation and visual atrophy ratings and take responsibility for organising the project’s main aims, including administrative and report writing support as required by the team.

It is essential that the successful candidate hold a BSc degree (2:1 or above or equivalent) in a relevant discipline within biomedical sciences.  It is also essential that they have experience with neuroimaging tools and are a confident user of a range of IT hardware and software.  The postholder must also have the ability to work with patients and elderly participants and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

It would be beneficial to the role if the successful applicant has experience in using scripting languages for data handling and have a familiarity with neuropsychological research in the NHS.

The post is part-time (minimum 60% FTE with a maximum of 80% FTE available) for a fixed-term 6 months in the first instance.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 18th June 2021 will be considered.

Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter.

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