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 Research Assistant!

We are seeking a Research Assistant to assist the research team in the area of gastrointestinal imaging. A key aspect of the role will involve working on collaborative projects with Motilent Ltd – who develop software products and services for the analysis of gastrointestinal MRI - and our clinical and academic partners. The post holder will mainly be performing analysis of MRI data using prototypes developed by Motilent Ltd. They will also support ongoing studies and assist in recruiting clinicians, patients, and healthy volunteers.

The role will suit an individual who enjoys working as part of a team and is equally comfortable working independently. In addition, learning new things and engaging with a range of colleagues across various disciplines will be part of the daily buzz of role. If successful, you will be given training and support to develop a sound understanding of imaging biomarker development and in particular the methodology to validate novel techniques and drive them from concept to clinic.

You must have a BSc degree, or equivalent research experience and proven knowledge of Research Governance and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

This post is funded for 1 year in the first instance, UCL Grade 6B, with a starting salary of £35,702 including London Allowance.

Please apply via the link below-


Centre for Medical Imaging is part of Division of Medicine