New Zealand

Research Fellow in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Analysis

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We have an opportunity for an energetic, enthusiastic post-doctoral research fellow with experience in neuroimaging studies to join a clinical research group at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland.  The successful candidate will be involved in acquiring and analysing brain MRI data in children participating in neonatal clinical studies, including MR DIAMOND and MoPED.

DIAMOND is a multicentre factorial design randomised trial assessing the effects of three feeding strategies in moderate-late preterm babies. MR DIAMOND is a nested study to determine the effects of these different feeding strategies on specific aspects of brain maturation using MRI.

MoPED is a cohort study in moderate-late preterm babies investigating the relationships between early brain imaging and findings and later development.

The research fellow will have day-to-day responsibility for acquiring, monitoring and analysis of advanced 3T MR imaging. Analyses will include clinical scoring, cortical morphometry, white matter tractography, and resting state functional networks.

This full time 36 month post will provide opportunity to work closely with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, developmental researchers and statisticians at the Liggins Institute, Auckland, and collaborate with researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto.

This is a fulltime (40 hours per week), 36-month fixed term role
Remuneration: RF1 – SL5;  $86,979 – $127,034 dependant on experience, skills, and qualifications

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare, and several other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Sunday, 21st August 2022 and include an up-to-date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Distinguished Professor Jane Harding via  Please note we do not accept applications via email.

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