Salary: £30,395 – £39,610 per annum

Closing Date: 21 November 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen to develop a novel multi-modal approach to image gait and contribute to an understanding of the neural correlates of gait in ageing and disease. We aim to develop and pilot a stepped FDG PET paradigm to dynamically track changes FDG metabolism dynamically to differentiate gait related brain activity from other aspects of walking. Applicants will be expected to work with older adults, carry out physical assessments of balance and gait, and analyse multimodal (FDG PET and MR) imaging data and correlate with gait data to develop an understanding of the neural correlates of gait.

Applicants will have a PhD in a suitable area such as neuroscience, imaging, or engineering. An interest in motor control related to gait, familiarity with imaging techniques and analysis, statistics, working with older adults. 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices. 

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system. 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

This is a fixed term post, available for the duration of 18 months.

Contract for Informal enquiries: Professor Lynn Rochester.  

Please follow these links for further information:
Prof Rochester’s Research Group:
Centre for in Vivo Imaging: 
Institute of Neuroscience: