Clinical Imaging Research Assistant

2 Year Fixed Term Contract


Location: London, U.K

Invicro is the world’s leading translational imaging company, based in London, Boston, and New Haven. Invicro specialises in molecular and functional imaging studies to support medical and pharmaceutical research. The London site operates a unique clinical and pre-clinical imaging centre with state-of-the-art PET and MRI technology, used to support clinical research.

Invicro is seeking a Clinical Imaging Research Assistant, to fulfil key roles in our current portfolio of commercial Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) projects. The position will also provide a supporting role in the set-up, execution, and analysis of collaborative academic MRI studies at Invicro.

We are seeking a dynamic, hardworking, and meticulous Research Assistant to join our team and assist in the delivery of studies using our MRI imaging suite, which includes two 3 Tesla Siemens scanners and a 3 Tesla GE PET-MR. The role will be to support all activities relating to imaging and experimental medicine studies in accordance with current regulatory ICH GCP standards and requirements.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in the execution of scanning sessions for our current commercial MRI projects, and other research projects, as appropriate. 
  • Act as a data analyst for functional MRI data collected during the projects. 
  • Assist in set-up, piloting, data collection, analysis, or other activities related to other commercial or academic projects at Invicro, as time allows. 
  • Contribute to dissemination of results, e.g. writing reports and/or publications, presenting at conferences, etc.

Specific Activities: 

  • Interact with patients (recruitment, before/during scanning sessions, post-visit follow-up). 
  • Keep detailed and accurate records, ensuring patient confidentiality, and fulfilling the requirements of the Data Protection Act. 
  • Ensure that all research is undertaken in compliance with Good Clinical Practice standards, the particular study protocol, and the local rules of the Invicro Centre for Imaging Sciences. 
  • Provide general assistance in data collection (administering pre- or post-scan questionnaires, deploying stimulus programs during scans, maintaining databases etc.) 
  • Liaise with other members of the project team at Invicro. 
  • Accept training and research supervision from members of the research teams at Invicro. 
  • Perform analyses of the functional MRI data resulting from the current commercial projects. 
  • Perform analyses on other experimental (behavioral, MRI, physiological) data resulting from other Invicro projects. 
  • Attend meetings and providing progress updates, as required. 
  • Present results in written and verbal format. 
  • Prioritize and manage a complex and diverse workload.

The Successful Candidate will have:

  • A post-graduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, or some other appropriate discipline (physics, computer science). Exceptional BSc graduates will also be considered. 
  • Experience in clinical, neuroscientific, or imaging research. 
  • Outstanding computer skills. Expertise with Microsoft (Windows, Office) software.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux systems. Experience with programming (in any language; although Python, Matlab or Unix shell-scripting would be a definite plus). 
  • Statistical knowledge and experience of using statistical packages (SPSS, R, Matlab etc.). 
  • Enthusiasm for clinical research, and the willingness to learn new techniques and skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. 
  • Good communication skills (both verbal and written). 
  • Works effectively as part of a team. 

A flexible, proactive and ‘can-do’ approach is required.

To apply for this position please forward your CV and a covering letter detailing your relevant experience to recruitment@invicro.co.uk

Invicro is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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