Clinical and PreClinical Imaging

Biomedical imaging is a key underpinning technology for many areas of research, ranging from microscopy and multimodal preclinical imaging to clinical imaging development and clinical trials and is a rapidly expanding area across the University and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT). Imaging has been at the core of a number of recent high profile funding awards from the NIHR, BHF, EPSRC and MRC, including major investment in a new preclinical imaging facility and hyperpolarised MRI which will result in a step change in the academic standing of the University in this area. These investments provide unique opportunities for new translational research programmes. We are looking for both clinical and non clinical academic fellows to provide impetus and critical mass of academic excellence in this key theme. Developing areas of research will include: clinical imaging in cancer, to work in conjunction with the recent investment in radiology and academic radiotherapy; translational cardiovascular MR imaging, expanding our internationally leading cardiac MRI programme to other imaging modalities; preclinical imaging modalities to support our current imaging capabilities in MRI, targeted irradiation/CT, combined fluoresence, radioisotope, x-ray and CT. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute significantly to enhancing our aim to establish Leeds as a premier centre for imaging research in the UK and to drive a step change in the collaborative links between preclinical and clinical imaging, between the University of Leeds and LTHT.

We are looking to recruit highly motivated individuals with excellent research profiles who are capable of developing and leading innovative research projects aligned to existing strengths in imaging. The fellowships will appeal to a broad range of candidates from the physical, biological, and medical sciences, with interests in different aspects of imaging and its underpinning technology. We are particularly keen to recruit individuals with expertise in MRI (including hyperpolarised MRI), ultrasound and multimodal preclinical imaging for applications in cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and oncological research. You should have some teaching experience and are expected to contribute to our various teaching programmes, including the MBChB.

Applications are welcomed from clinically and non-clinically qualified applicants.

If you are clinically qualified these Fellowships provide an opportunity to develop on your existing academic experience and establish a clinical academic career.  The nature of individual clinical / academic workload profiles will be determined by your current level of specialist training and agreement with our local NHS organisations, with whom we work in close partnership. We actively encourage applications from specialty trainee level to those who already hold specialist registration.

University Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954)

For clinical academic posts remuneration will be on the appropriate clinical academic scale (dependent upon individual clinical experience / qualification and therefore the level of Honorary Clinical Contract). Details of University Clinical salary scales can be found at

For informal enquiries about the roles please contact Professor David Buckley, tel: +44 (0)113 343 2017, email: or Professor Sven Plein, tel: +44 (0)113 343 7758, email:

For general enquiries, please contact Carolyn Keirs, tel: +44 (0)113 343 6601, email:

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