MR Solutions Ltd: Pulse Sequence Developer

I am currently working for MR Solutions as a Pulse Sequence Developer. In this role I have 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 have implemented the following MRI sequences:

  • MPRAGE

Customer Support

I regularly provide customer support and have implemented a support ticketing system. My customer support responsibilities include:

  • 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

Queen's Scout Award

The Queen's Scout Award is the highest award a youth member can achieve in scouting and must be completed before your 25th birthday. The QSA requires you to fulfill requirements in the following sections:

Membership

I was a member of Manchester South Network for 3 years and 8 months.

Nights Away

I have completed over 200 Nights Away during my time in scouting.

International, Environment & Values

I attended and helped run a week long camp at Rieneck Scout Castle, Germany for my International requirement.

I helped my scout group obtain their Faith activity badge for my Values requirement.

Challenge

I completed my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award to fulfill the Challenge requirement.

Manchester SSAGO: Webmaster

Webmaster 2013-14

As ManSSAGO webmaster I have been responsible for updating the existing ManSSAGO website:

This involved:

  • maintaining and updating an existing WordPress installation;
  • heavily editing the existing theme CSS;
  • investigating appropriate new plugins, selecting the best candidates and installing them.

I have also been responsible for the ManSSAGO Ball Event website:

This website allows each national event to create their own layout and CSS. My work on this site involved:

  • creation of new responsive website CSS;
  • creation of some of the website artwork*;
  • editing the existing HTML layout.

*The banner art, poster art and sidebar design were created by Hari. The ball badge design was created by Liz.

Proficiencies

  • HTML
  • CSS

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

University of Manchester: Laboratory Demonstrator

Laboratory Demonstrator

I spent 4 months aiding in the instruction of 3rd year undergraduates in C++ object-oriented programming.

Responsibilities

I was responsible for:

  • reviewing student code;
  • giving feedback;
  • teaching students.

I also gained experience in using Visual Studio 2010.

Proficiencies

  • Teaching
  • C++
  • Visual Studio

Student Scout and Guide Organisation: National Treasurer

National Treasurer 2013-15

I am the national treasurer in charge of organising accounts at a national level and approving accounts for national events.

Events

As national treasurer I have overseen the following events:

  • Plymouth Rally - Summer 2013
  • Sheffield Rally - Autumn 2013
  • Bath Rally - Winter 2014

I will also be responsible for overseeing the upcoming events:

  • Manchester Ball - Easter 2014
  • Ex-Exec Rally - Summer 2014
  • Loighborough - Autumn 2014
  • Lancaster Rally - Spring 2015

Outreach Events

As a member of the national executive committee I have attended the following events as outreach for SSAGO:

  • Gilwell 24 2013
  • Gilwell Reunion 2013
  • Gilwell Winter Camp 2014

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

University of Warwick: BSc

Degree

I achieved an Upper Second Class (2:1) degree in Physics (BSc) with a first in the final year.

During my degree I was given a thorough grounding in all aspects of general physics and took optional modules specialising in C Programming, Medical Physics, Magnetic Resonance and Astrophysics.

Positions

I held the following positions:

  • Warwick Airsoc: Treasurer 2008-10
  • Warwick SSAGO: President 2008-09
  • Warwick SSAGO: Camping Secretary 2009-10

Societies

I was involved in the following societies:

  • Warwick SSAGO
  • Warwick Airsoc (founding member)

Courses

  • Magnetic Resonance (PX388)
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics (PX386)
  • Astrophysics (PX387)
  • Cosmology (PX389)
  • Crystal Physics (PX393)
  • Quantum Physics of Atoms (PX382)
  • Optoelectronics and Laser Physics (PX370)
  • Physics in Medicine (PX308)
  • Communicating Science (PX376)
  • Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (IE2A6)
  • Physics of Electrical Power Generation (PX273)
  • Global Warming (PX272)
  • C Programming (PX270)
  • Galaxies (PX269)
  • Geophysics (PX266)
  • Thermal Physics II (PX265)
  • Electromagnetic Theory and Optics (PX263)
  • Quantum Mechanics and it Applications (PX262)
  • Mathematical Methods for Physicists I (PX260)
  • Mathematical Methods for Physicists II (PX261)
  • Introduction to Particle Physics (PX147)
  • Physics Foundations (PX145)
  • Introduction to Astronomy (PX144)
  • Electronics Workshop (PX140)
  • Mechanics A (PX132)
  • Thermal Physics I (PX121)
  • Electricity and Magnetism (PX120)
  • Waves (PX118)
  • Relativity (PX109)
  • Quantum Phenomena (PX101)
  • Mathematics for Scientists (MA108)

Proficiencies

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • C

Warwick AirSoc: Treasurer

Treasurer 2008-10

As treasurer of Warwick University's Airsofting society and a founding member I was part of an executive team that grew the society from 3 to 90 members within 2 university terms.

Events

While I was on the executive committee we hosted the first Inter-University Tournament in the UK at our local site, The Grange.

Awards

Warwick AirSoc won the Warwick Student’s Union Best New Society 2009 award while I was on the executive committee.

Inalytics: Student Programmer

Student Programmer

I worked as a student programmer transferring existing matrix multiplication code from a CPU implementation to a GPU implementation.

Responsibilities

I was responsible for:

  • installation of CUDA software on Linux server;
  • programming matrix multiplication, standard deviation and size band software onto Nvidia graphics card.

Also involved liasing with lead programmer in Edinburgh.

Proficiencies

  • C++
  • CUDA
  • Linux
  • Programming

Royal Russell School Sixth Form

I attended Royal Russell School Sixth Form for the entirety of my A-level education.

A-Levels

I attained the following grades in my A-levels:

  • Physics - A
  • Mathematics - A
  • Chemistry - A
  • Geology - A

I took Maths a year early.

Positions

I held the following positions at the school:

  • Prefect
  • School Newspaper Graphic Editor

Societies

I was involved in the following societies at sixth form:

  • Barbershop
  • School Newspaper (“The Voice”)

STFC Daresbury Laboratory: Work Experience

Work Experience Placement

I undertook a one month work experience placement at the Medium Energy Ion Scattering Facility at the CCLRC Daresbury laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Paul Bailey.

Responsibilities

I was responsible for:

  • baking out the vacuum chamber;
  • ordering and installation of new computer hardware;
  • data analysis of example data.

I was also introduced to research specific software.

Proficiencies

  • Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Microsoft Office

Royal Russell School

Royal Russell Crest

I attended Royal Russell School for the entirety of my primary and secondary education.

GCSEs

I attained the following grades in my GCSEs:

  • Double Award Science - A* A*
  • Mathematics - A*
  • Information Communication Technology - A*
  • French - A*
  • Geography - A*
  • English Language - A
  • English Literature - A
  • Food Technology - A

I took both Maths and French a year early.

Positions

I held the following positions at the school:

  • Student Food Council Representative
  • Junior School Head Boy
  • Junior School Prefect
  • Junior School Assistant Librarian

Societies

I was involved in the following societies at school:

  • Barbershop (after my voice broke)
  • Choir
  • School Newspaper ("The Voice")
  • Combined Cadet Force
  • Model United Nations