A multi-disciplinary research team is currently being created for a newly funded £1M research programme in Compressed Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging between the Edinburgh Joint Research Institute in Signal and Image Processing (JRI-SIP) of the University of Edinburgh (UoE) and Heriot-Watt University (HWU), and the Brain Research Imaging Centre (BRIC) at the University of Edinburgh. In this context, two research associate positions are open at UoE with Prof. M. Davies and Prof. I. Marshall, with an additional one with Dr Y. Wiaux at HWU BASP. The post-holders will perform cutting-edge research on a novel compressed sensing approach for fast quantitative magnetic resonance imaging. The team will provide the first proof-of-principle for a new family of Compressed Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CQ-MRI) schemes combining model-based compressed sensing (CS) with the recently proposed Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF) acquisition philosophy. This represents a radically new approach to rapid quantitative MRI that can provide simultaneous acquisition of multiple parameter maps and offers the potential for substantially acceleration over the state-of-the-art. Candidates should have a PhD in electrical engineering, computer science, or a related numerate discipline. Strong competence in signal processing is required, preferably with experience in compressed sensing theory and/or magnetic resonance imaging. The positions should start ideally by September 1, 2015.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
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