Postdoctoral Researcher: Pediatric MR Imaging

Postdoctoral Researcher: Pediatric MR Imaging

About Our Group

The mission of the Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research (CAI2R) at NYU School of Medicine is to develop technical solutions to the key limitations of today’s medical imaging practice and to support the deployment for routine patient care. The center is embedded directly into the Department of Radiology and brings together ~70 full-time researchers, including basic MR scientists, clinical researchers, and research technicians. It is located in the heart of New York City on Manhattan’s east side, in a landmark building that also houses our radiology offices and 6 of the clinical MRI systems. This close proximity enables us to test new developments very rapidly during routine MR examinations and to obtain immediate feedback from clinicians.

Our scientists have access to over 12 MR systems, including various clinical MRI scanners as well as a PET/MR and 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.

Available Position

A major goal of our work is to improve the reliability and robustness of abdominal MR imaging, aiming to make MRI accessible for patients where existing MRI techniques fail. Among these patients are children who are therefore imaged either with CT or during sedation, which both is associated with health risks. Our group is developing solutions to overcome these limitations using non-Cartesian acquisitions schemes and iterative reconstruction techniques such as compressed sensing.

To extend our research activities for pediatric patients, we are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher. The successful candidate will work on the development of a novel motion-robust non-Cartesian T2-weighted MRI method with compressed-sensing reconstruction, and a new image-stabilization technique to further improve the robustness to bulk patient motion. Responsibilities will also include evaluating the developed techniques in first clinical studies together with our collaborators. 


Requirements for this position include:

  • PhD in physics, mathematics, computer science, or electrical engineering
  • Prior research experience on MRI, preferably with focus on non-Cartesian MRI and iterative reconstruction methods / compressed sensing
  • Advanced programming skills, with experience in both Matlab and C++ development
  • Experience with the Siemens IDEA sequence development environment
  • Self-driven work attitude and ability to conduct independent research

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Subsidized housing in close distance to the center can be provided depending on availability. 


Please send your application material, including a detailed CV that lists all prior publications, to the email address shown below. Also include information on completed research projects or open-source software developments. If you have questions about the job or our research, please do not hesitate to write.

Kai Tobias Block, NYU School of Medicine,



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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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