Post-doctoral position at University of Oxford: neuroimaging analysis for dementia research

The the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN) is looking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to develop new analysis pipelines that will be used by dementia researchers worldwide. These pipelines will be applied to datasets from the MRC Dementias Platform UK (DPUK), which includes the largest brain imaging study in the world, the UK Biobank. You will work with Dr Ludovica Griffanti and Professor Clare Mackay, based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital.

The post is for a fixed term (funded for two years).

You will be responsible for adapting UK Biobank brain imaging pipeline to be applied on various DPUK datasets, which are dementia-optimised cohort datasets that are made accessible through the DPUK Data portal to advance dementia research. You will explore the inclusion of additional pipelines for the calculation of measures specifically relevant to dementia cohorts and develop methods to facilitate cross-cohort analyses. You will also be responsible for making the pipeline accessible from the DPUK remote analysis environment for the users of the DPUK Data Portal that wish to apply the pipeline to new datasets.

You will have or be close to the completion of a PhD either in computer science, engineering, or a mathematical field and a special interest in neuroscience OR a PhD in a neuroscientific field with technical and coding experience. You will have excellent programming and communications skills and expertise in medical imaging data analysis.
Experience with brain MRI analysis and FSL tools would be desirable as would experience of imaging informatics platforms (XNAT).

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, a CV, and details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for this post is 12.00 midday 10th January 2022

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