Postdoctoral Fellow in Diffusion and Sodium MRI

Our research center invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in sodium (23Na) MRI with focus on clinical studies of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in humans. The primary goal of this research project is to develop imaging biomarkers of mTBI and evaluate people’s biological and neurological recovery from the injury.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct diffusion and sodium MRI scans on study subjects
  • Perform data processing on diffusion and sodium MRI scans
  • Carry out statistical analysis on findings of diffusion and sodium MRI
  • Publish research findings

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in physics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or mathematics
  • Proficiency in scientific computing and programming with MATLAB and C++
  • Experience in MRI scans on human subjects
  • A track record of peer-reviewed journal publications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in MRI pulse-sequence development and image reconstruction
  • Experience in sodium MRI

About Us

CAI2R (pronounced care) comprises approximately 150 full-time personnel dedicated to imaging research, development, and clinical translation. Our team is diverse and highly collaborative. We work in interdisciplinary, matrixed groups that include engineers, scientists, clinicians, technologists, and industry experts.

Joining our Center means becoming part of a diverse community that values cross-pollination of ideas, celebrates creativity, and nurtures an environment conducive to breakthrough innovations.

Learn more about our missionour research, and our team.


The Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research (CAI2R) is supported by the NIH and operated by the department of radiology at NYU Langone Health.

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Timeline, Salary, and Benefits

The postdoctoral fellowship in sodium MRI is an NIH-supported multi-year research position with the department of radiology at NYU Langone Health. The position is available immediately, and a multi-year commitment is expected. NYU Langone Health offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Subsidized housing within walking distance of NYU Langone’s campus may be offered, depending on availability. We welcome both domestic and international applicants.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, or disability.

To Apply

Send your CV, statement of research interests, and contact information of three references to Yvonne W. Lui, MD, at or Yongxian Qian, PhD, at, with the subject line “Post-Doc mTBI.”

Inquiries about this position may be directed to Dr. Lui or Dr. Qian.