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Research registrar in Neurology/Neurosurgery/Radiology or Post-doctoral neuroscientist to work on a novel method for imaging acute stroke with Electrical Impedance Tomography
Professor David Holder (Medical Physics and Bioengineering, UCL and Clinical Neurophysiology, UCH),
Dr. D. Werring, (Stroke Medicine)
Mr. Andrew McEvoy (Neurosurgery, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London).
The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7/ Clinical Scale CL7.
A position is offered to work on the development of a new medical imaging method, Electrical Impedance Tomography, and its application to imaging brain function in an interdisciplinary bioengineering/neurophysiology research group in Medical Physics at UCL. The position is for 2 years and is funded on a MRC Developmental Pathway Grant.
Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) is a new small, safe and portable imaging method which has the potential to provide high resolution tomographic images of the brain in health or disease. It could be used to provide a revolutionary new imaging method in acute stroke which would enable early thrombolysis. It could be deployed in an ambulance collecting a stroke victim and so enable rapid brain imaging which could be reported over the internet by a radiologist and allow a paramedic to give immediate clot-dissolving agents. This would save invaluable time over the current method of waiting until hospital admission and so could save many lives.
The appointee will join a multidisciplinary team working on the development and testing of this method. Their role will be to design, carry out and analyse physiological and clinical studies in which state-of-the-art EIT systems will be used to image in acute stroke. The results will be compared with “gold standard” independent imaging methods such as MRI, CT or ultrasound.
The work will take place in an interdisciplinary bioengineering/neurophysiology research group in the Department of Medical Physics at UCL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/silva/medphys/research/eit), which is in an attractive part of central London, close to the museum, theatre and shopping districts. Full engineering and technical support will be given. It will suit a clinician or neuroscientist interested in the potential of new technology to improve medical practice. If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Prof. David Holder (email@example.com),.
For further details about the vacancy and how to apply on line please go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/.
Closing Date: 19/11/2012 by 5.00pm