UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM RECRUITMENT ROLE PROFILE FORM Job Title: Research Assistant – Placental MRI School/Department: School of Physics & Astronomy – Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre (SPMIC) Salary: £25,769 - £28,143 per annum (pro rata), depending on skills & experience. Salary progression beyond this range is subject to performance. Job Family and Level: Research & Teaching level 4a Contract Status: Fixed term for 12 months Hours of work: Full time (36.25 hours per week), however part-time applications will be considered, minimum of 29 hours per week. Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours Location: Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre: University Park Reporting to: Professor Penny Gowland The Purpose of the Role: The post holder will be required to quantitative imaging of the placenta in normal and compromised pregnancies, particularly related to oxygenation. Main Responsibilities: % time per year 1. 2. 3. Develop methods of monitoring placental oxygenation and blood flow to the placenta. Establish protocols for providing hyperoxia to the mother. Coordinate studies in pregnant women including assisting in recruiting and helping the pregnant volunteers as required, ensuring data acquisition is undertaken precisely according to the defined protocol and analysing the data. Data will be acquired in Nottingham and London. 35% 15% 50% Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience: Essential Desirable Qualifications/ Education Undergraduate degree in physics or a similar subject. Postgraduate degree (or similar experience) in MRI. Skills/Training Self-motivated Good at working in interdisciplinary teams Able to demonstrate appreciation of the importance of good practice with respect to health and safety. Good computer programming skills Good skills in writing Experience Performance Measures: Protocols defined Volunteer study undertaken Data analysed Publications written Knowledge of a Philips or GE MR scanner interface. Knowledge of MR safety related issues. Knowledge of pulse programming on a Philips or GE scanner. Experience of MRI Running human studies involving MRI Decision Making i) taken independently by the role holder; Details of methods used to measure and flow oxygenation Details of methods of data analysis ii) taken in collaboration with others; Final experimental protocols Whether or not it is safe to undertake a study Scope of the Role There is scope for the post holder to develop partnerships with other University research groups, external collaborators, NHS-related bodies and specific commercial interests to devise new studies and generate additional income. Additional Information Due to the requirements of the UK Border and Immigration Agency, applicants who are not UK or EEA nationals and whose immigration status entitles them to work without restriction in the UK will be considered on an equal basis with UK and EEA nationals. Other non-UK or non-EEA nationals whose employment will require permission to work subject to a resident labour market test may only be considered if there are no suitable UK or EEA national candidates for the post. Please visit http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ for more information. Informal enquiries are welcomed and visits to the facility can be arranged for applicants; in the first all enquiries should be addressed to Professor Penny Gowland, Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, tell: 0115 9514754 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be considered. Please quote ref. SCI/119216.