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MRI research radiographer

UCL Institute of Neurology

Department of Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy

MRI Research Radiographer

Starting salary on UCL Grade 6 in the range £28,014 to £32,830 per annum (including London Allowance), superannuable.

Applications are invited for an MRI Research Radiographer, based at The Epilepsy Society MRI Unit at the Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy, Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire.   The Epilepsy Society works in close collaboration with UCL and UCLH NHS Foundation Trust to provide the world’s foremost clinical and research site looking into the causes, prevention and treatment of Epilepsy and its associated disorders.   The MRI Unit is equipped with a 3T GE Discovery 750 MRI scanner which undertakes both clinical and research scans including functional MR imaging.  The adjacent purpose-built Gowers Assessment Unit is a 26-bed facility which offers video-EEG telemetry, MRI, drug level monitoring, neurology, neuropsychiatry and psychology.

The post holder will join a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers, and will receive training in a wide variety of MRI techniques and in post processing the clinical functional images and image interpretation.   An interest in research is essential, and there will be opportunities for involvement in data analysis or MRI protocol development.  The post also involves frequent interaction with a range of staff, patients and healthy volunteers.  Appropriate honorary contracts will be sought from UCLH NHS Foundation Trust and the Epilepsy Society, for which a DBS check will be required.   The post holder will be required to work independently at times but with the presence of a suitably qualified second person, and may occasionally be asked to work at weekends.

Applicants must hold the Diploma of the College of Radiographers (Diagnostic) or a BSc in Radiography, or equivalent qualification, and must be registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).  Excellent oral and written communication skills, good inter-personal skills, and a very high level of care and consideration for patients and research subjects are also required.   Postgraduate qualifications in MRI and significant post-qualification experience in MRI are desirable.

The post is available from the end of February 2018 and is funded by a grant from the Epilepsy Society to February 2021 in the first instance.  

You should apply for this post through UCL's online recruitment – ref no 1697630, where you can download a job description and person specification.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Miss E Bertram, HR Manager, Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email:  

Informal enquiries welcome to Mrs Andrea Hill, Superintendent Research Radiographer (email:; tel no:  01494 601359).

Closing date: 14 January 2018

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.