Postdoctoral Fellowship: Sodium MRI and Proton MRS in Traumatic Brain Injury

Our Team

The Center for Biomedical Imaging (CBI), operated in conjunction with the Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation & Research (CAI2R) by the Department of Radiology at NYU School of Medicine, is a diverse team of basic MR scientists, clinical researchers, and research technicians. Our mission is to develop technical solutions to the key limitations of today's medical imaging practice and to translate such solutions into routine clinical practice. Our center is located in the heart of New York City, on Manhattan's east side, in a landmark building that also houses radiology offices and six clinical MRI systems. Close proximity to these and other nearby MRI scanners enables us to test new developments rapidly during routine MR examinations and to obtain direct feedback from clinicians.

Our scientists have access to over 12 MR systems, including various clinical MRI scanners as well as a PET/MR and a research 7T MRI system. We are supported by a team of onsite industry scientists. A dedicated RF lab can be used for custom coil and phantom building. Extensive computational resources are available for numerical simulations and for the development of computationally demanding reconstruction algorithms. A radiochemistry lab, complete with a cyclotron, will be available for custom tracer design at the end of 2016.

The Job

Join CBI to investigate traumatic brain injury (TBI) with sodium (23Na) MRI and proton MR spectroscopy (1H MRS). You will contribute to NIH-funded research aimed at discovery of new neurodegeneration markers, which can predict patients’ long-term clinical outcomes. You will work with an interdisciplinary team at CBI as well as with colleagues at Emergency Medicine and Rusk Rehabilitation Center.

The Candidate

Ideal candidate will have:

  • PhD in an MR-related field within biomedical engineering, physics or neuroscience
  • Background in metabolic, microstructural and functional imaging
  • Self-driven work attitude
  • Experience with the Siemens Syngo platform (IDEA/ICE)
  • A record of peer-reviewed journal publications
A motivated person will have the opportunity to engage in independent research within the context of the study. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefits package. Subsidized housing within walking distance to the CBI will be offered if available. We expect a two-year time commitment, with a possible extension for another one or two years.

To Apply

E-mail the principal investigators Guillaume Madelin, PhD and Ivan Kirov, PhD with:

  • Your CV
  • A statement of research interests in the context of prior work
  • Contact information of 2-3 references

Sponsors

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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