Centre for Medical Imaging


UCL Centre for Medical Imaging

The UCL Centre for Medical Imaging (CMI) is a multidisciplinary group with an extensive track record of achieving substantial competitive research funding and publishing the results in high impact indexed journals. We focus on medical/clinical imaging and our portfolio spans cutting edge translational “first in (hu)man” interventions right through to leading pragmatic multi-centre trials of emerging and established imaging techniques within the NHS that ultimately change clinical practice.

CMI is a partnership between UCL and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), and benefits from the interface between world-leading basic science research and expert clinical groups. CMI has access to multiple state-of-the-art imaging platforms, both experimental (e.g. hyperpolarised MRI) and established (e.g. 3T MRI). Multiple platforms are dedicated to research across multiple sites.

CMI comprises around 30 research staff, combining clincial radiologists, non-clinical basic scientists, and support staff, including research nurse, radiographers and administration. Many hold senior positions within international societies and clinical consensus groups. We have two NIHR senior investigators, one of whom is also FMedSci. We have a dedicated Imaging Trials group and access to the UCLH NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.

While we are most proud of our research, we are especially pleased with the convivial and enabling atmosphere within the Centre. This engenders an enjoyable and stimulating environment so that all employees can achieve to the very best of their potential.

CMI aims to remain the UK at the forefront of clinical imaging research worldwide so that we can ultimately improve patient outcomes. Please have a browse around our website where you will find details of the individual researchers and support staff working here, and information regarding research themes, past and present funding achieved, and our published research outcomes.

Click here for information on the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging at UCL.

We are recruiting a new PDRA!

We are seeking a Post Doctoral Research Fellow to drive forward the development of MRI sequences for imaging motility of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The work is funded by the Michael J Fox Foundation and the application is to patients with Parkinson’s disease where symptoms may become apparent in the gut before the more classic neurological symptoms.

The successful applicant will be part of a team spanning UCL Centre for Medical Imaging, Clinical and Movement Neurosciences, Liver and Digestive Health, Cardiovascular Science and Motilent – a SME that develops software for quantifying gut motility. The grouping has extensive expertise in running MR imaging trials, developing new MR sequences, MR image reconstruction and the quantitative analysis of MR images.

The postholder will help conduct a high-quality programme of research that centres on the development and application of new and emerging gastrointestinal MRI techniques. The optimal technique will then be selected and used as part of a clinical trial. The postholder will form a key part of the technique development and set-up and they will be expected to help and advise in the running of the clinical trial. 

This post is funded for 2 years in the first instance at UCL Grade 7, Starting Salary from £34,308 Including London Allowance. Candidates who have not yet been awarded their PhD will be recruited to a Grade 6B and once PhD is awarded they can move to a Grade 7. 

Key Requirements

The post holder will have previous experience with MRI research and sequence development. Experience with pulse programming and MR image reconstruction is highly desirable.

Role will be advertised here in early September with interviews scheduled for the end of September. 

Centre for Medical Imaging is part of Division of Medicine