Professor in Medical Imaging Physics

Professor in Medical Imaging Physics
Closing date
Employer: The University of Sheffield (Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease) Location: Sheffield


Salary: £59, 828 per annum (Level 1 Professorial staff)

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, experienced imaging scientist to join the Imaging group, based within the Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease (IICD). The group have a strong track record in MR imaging technology development and clinical translation. The University of Sheffield in vivo imaging facilities include three whole body MRI scanners, MRI microscopy systems, MRI hardware labs, image computing infrastructure and a soon to be installed PET-MRI system. You will work with one of the country’s leading MR imaging groups and will collaborate and support clinical and non-clinical researchers across all Departments in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health and the wider University to further grow clinical applications and methodological depth in this area of strategic research priority in advanced Biomedical Imaging.

Within the role, you will have the full support of the imaging group, the department and the Insigneo Institute, one of the largest such organisations in the world, devoted to in silico medicine, founded as a joint venture between the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

You will benefit from a range of seminar series and other scientific meetings held within the group, department and the Faculty. You will present your findings at group and departmental meetings, and national and international conferences. You will also be expected to publish research findings in high-quality, international journals and work towards clinical translation for patient benefit.

The post will suit candidates with a good honours degree and a PhD in imaging physics or engineering. You must have significant research experience at postdoctoral and lecturer level and have a proven track record of producing high quality research publications. It is also essential that you have experience of image computational approaches and leading inter disciplinary imaging research. Advanced mathematical and coding skills are essential, along with experience in development of clinical applications for advanced imaging: neuro, cardiovascular, oncology, thoracic and abdominal. You must have experience of motivating and communicating with a multi-disciplinary team as well as effective communication skills. Experience of project management at PI level as well as experience of undergraduate/post graduate teaching are essential. You must be able to manage and appraise team members as well as being able to build and develop a team aligning the day-to-day work and goals of the team.

How to apply?

To apply visit our job pages ( and search for vacancy number: UOS022148.

Contact details

For informal enquiries about this job and the recruiting department, contact: Professor Jim Wild –; Professor Tim Chico, Head of Department; or Professor Pamela Shaw, Vice President and Head of Faculty For administration queries and details on the application process, contact the lead recruiter: Jenny Rodgers on or on 0114 2159595