MR Solutions Ltd: Customer Support Manager & Applications Developer

I work for MR Solutions as a Customer Support Manager & Applications Developer. In this role I have gained experience in:

  • Coding in Python for use on a Windows platform

  • Pulse Sequence Development

  • Customer Support

  • Deploying and managing Jira & Bitbucket

Pulse Sequence Development

I have continued to work on Pulse Sequence development.

Customer Support

I regularly provide customer support. I have been integral in implementing Jira and Bitbucket within the company. My customer support responsibilities included:

  • remote software support

  • hardware testing

  • on-site hardware support

  • on-site development

Proficiencies

  • C++

  • C#

  • Python

  • MySQL

  • Git

  • Jira

  • Visual Studio

  • Physics

  • MRI

  • Pulse Sequences

  • Linux

  • Windows

  • Hardware Support

  • Customer Support

MR Solutions Ltd: Pulse Sequence Developer

I did work for MR Solutions as a Pulse Sequence Developer. In that role I gained experience in:

  • Coding in Visual C++ for use on a Windows platform
  • Coding in Python for use on a Windows platform
  • Coding in MatLab for use on a Windows platform
  • Pulse Sequence Development
  • Customer Support
  • Collaboration as part of a software team using Git
  • Merging MySQL databases

Pulse Sequence Development

I implemented the following MRI sequences:

  • MPRAGE

Customer Support

I regularly provided customer support and implemented a support ticketing system. My customer support responsibilities included:

  • remote software support
  • on-site customer training
  • on-site hardware support
  • on-site development

Proficiencies

  • C++
  • C#
  • Python
  • MySQL
  • Git
  • Django
  • Visual Studio
  • Physics
  • MRI
  • Pulse Sequences
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Hardware Support
  • Customer Support
  • OSTicket

University of Manchester: PhD

Postgraduate Degree

I have a PhD in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at The University of Manchester.

As part of my degree I have gained the following experience:

  • Development of novel preclinical MRI protocols for awake imaging;
  • Experience using RIA & ELISA;
  • Experience programming & using a Bruker 7T MRI scanner

The studentship details are as follows:

  • Industrial CASE studentship (AstraZeneca) in Respiratory Medicine
  • Supervisors: Dr. Peter Warn, Prof. Steve Williams
  • Industrial Supervisors: Dr. José Ulloa, Dr. Heather Keen, Dr. Hervé Barjat

Positions

I have held the following positions:

  • Manchester SSAGO: Webmaster 2013-14
  • Manchester SSAGO: National Event Treasurer 2013
  • Manchester SSAGO: Treasurer 2011-13
  • CAOS: General Member 2013-14
  • CAOS: Social Secretary 2012-13
  • CAOS: Treasurer 2011-12

Societies

I am involved in the following societies:

  • Manchester SSAGO
  • Choir And Orchestra Society (CAOS)

Courses

  • Bruker ParaVision® Programming Course
  • Effective Academic Writing
  • Effective Presentation Skills
  • Critical analysis of research papers
  • Systematic Review Training
  • Scientific Creativity
  • Scientific Abstracts

Proficiencies

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • ELISA
  • RIA
  • MRI
  • C++
  • Linux
  • Windows

AstraZeneca: Work Placement

Work Placement

During my PhD I undertook a 5 month work placement at AstraZeneca, Alderley Park.

Responsibilities

I was responsible for:

  • running corticosterone ELISA on blood samples;
  • running corticosterone RIA on blood samples;
  • planning MRI study;
  • carrying out MRI study on 9.4T Bruker system.

Proficiencies

  • Data Analysis
  • ELISA
  • RIA
  • MRI

ISMRM British Chapter

Membership

I was a Student Member of the British Chapter of ISMRM from 2012-2014. I have been a Member since 2014.

Conferences

I have attended the following conferences through BC-ISMRM:

  • 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting - Leeds 2016 (Representing MR Solutions)
  • 19th Annual Scientific Meeting - York 2013 (Poster Presentation)
  • 18th Annual Scientific Meeting - Cambridge 2012 (Oral Presentation)
  • 17th Annual Scientific Meeting - Manchester 2011

Symposia

I have attended the following symposia through BC-ISMRM:

  • 22nd Annual Postgraduate Meeting - University College London 2013
  • 21st Annual Postgraduate Meeting - Bristol 2012