Postdoc in advanced spinal cord MRI

The Job

A postdoctoral position for advanced MRI characterization of the spinal cord is immediately available at the Center for Biomedical Imaging in Department of Radiology at New York University School of Medicine under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Radiology Timothy Shepherd, MD, PhD. This research position will focus on applying novel MRI methods and nervous tissue models to patients with cervical spinal cord myelopathy or intramedullary tumors for better characterizing axonal integrity and pathology. This position is funded with an emphasis on inter-disciplinary collaboration, rapid clinical translation and direct integration of MRI data into intra-operative neurosurgical navigation.

The Candidate

The candidate must have a PhD in biomedical sciences, engineering, physics or related fields with strong background and experience in MR imaging, data post-processing and analysis. Previous experience in spinal cord MRI, diffusion imaging and modeling are desirable. The candidate should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and will be expected to participate in both independent and collaborative projects. The position is funded for up to 3 years and salary is commensurate with experience.

The Workplace

The Department of Radiology at NYU Langone Health is a unique and exciting environment where highly collaborative multidisciplinary teams work on solving important clinical problems. The team working on this project comprises Dr. Shepherd, a neuroradiologist, as well as neurosurgeon Anthony Frempong-Boadu, MD, and two imaging scientists: Els Fieremans, PhD and Dmitry Novikov, PhD. Third-party vendors also contribute support. NYU has excellent research facilities including a 7-T Bruker MRI scanner for small animal imaging and MR microscopy of human tissue samples, multiple 3-T Siemens MR scanners (Prisma, Vida and Skyra), integrated PET-MR scanner and a 7-T Siemens MR scanner with state-of-art coil technology and support. Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to pursue his or her own research within the organizational framework of the larger study.

To Apply

Interested candidates should e-mail a brief statement of research interests, CV and contact information of three references to Dr. Timothy Shepherd at


Latest Updates

05/22/2018 - 11:57
05/20/2018 - 22:39

Philanthropic Support

We gratefully acknowledge generous support for radiology research at NYU Langone Medical Center from:
• The Big George Foundation
• Raymond and Beverly Sackler
• Bernard and Irene Schwartz

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