UK Biobank have an exciting opportunity for a Radiographer to join their team based in Cheadle, Stockport.
Location: Cheadle, Stockport
Salary: £25,930 - £30,150 per annum depending on experience
Hours: 36 hour per week; 3 shifts over a 7 day week
Would you like to play a part in the world’s largest Medical Imaging programme?
UK Biobank is an international health resource of unparalleled scale. We hold a wide range of samples and health related information provided by our 500,000 volunteer participants and make these available to researchers across the world for approved health-related research.
Ten thousand researchers are already using UK Biobank samples and data to improve our understanding of a wide range of serious and life-threatening illnesses from COVID-19 to dementia. Over 1,500 scientific papers based on UK Biobank data have already been published in leading scientific journals.
In support of our mission to make the resource ever more powerful for scientific research, we are currently progressing the world’s largest imaging study and have already acquired brain, heart and abdomen MRI, DEXA bone density, and carotid artery ultrasound scans on 50,000 volunteers – half way to our target of 100,000 people.
This is a powerful resource in its own right but also makes UK Biobank uniquely positioned to support COVID-19 related research and, over the next 6 months, we will be running a short repeat imaging study to capture the effects of past COVID-19 infection on major body organs. This will generate a unique set of pre- and post- infection images to inform research into this new disease.
After completion of this sub-study we will return to our primary imaging study and, beyond that, we are planning a larger longitudinal repeat imaging project of up to 60,000 participants.
Radiographer - The Role:
To support this exciting project, we are now looking to recruit Radiographers to join our existing team in Cheadle. Successful candidates can expect training in our MRI [brain (including fMRI), cardiac and abdomen], DEXA and Ultrasound protocols delivered by subject matter experts, including our in-house MR Physicist and Christie’s Medical Physics.
Working 3 days per 7 day week (pro-rata share of weekends; no on-call work) within a friendly, supportive environment, and with 6.8 weeks of annual leave per year (including Christmas & Easter shutdowns) you can contribute to a world leading study whilst also enjoying a fantastic work-life balance. UK Biobank offers competitive salaries plus a range of other benefits including a generous pension scheme (9.6% employee / 21.1% employer), cycle to work & staff discount schemes, and enhanced maternity/paternity leave.
If you are a “people person”, a fully qualified Diagnostic Radiographer with HCPC registration, and have an interest in contributing to the creation of a world leading research resource, we would like to hear from you! We are happy to receive applications from Graduates or 3rd year students and for the right candidates we can accommodate elective placements.
If you could be as excited about this project as we are, see what researchers have to say about UK Biobank on Twitter.
The closing date for applications is 5.00pm 6th November 2020.
To submit your CV for this exciting Radiographer opportunity, please click ‘Apply’ now.