Postdoctoral Fellow in Diffusion Imaging and Genomic Biomarkers of Osteoarthritis

The Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research at NYU Langone Health invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in diffusion imaging and genomic biomarkers of osteoarthritis.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers and physicians on two five-year, NIH-supported investigations to develop and validate imaging, biomechanical, and genomic biomarkers of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA).

The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work on both clinical and preclinical research. The clinical project is focused on the use of diffusion tensor imaging at 3 Tesla to assess and predict the evolution of joint damage conducive to PTOA. The preclinical project is aimed the use of a multimodal molecular imaging approach to characterize early events after joint injury.

The postdoctoral fellow will work on protocol development, image acquisition, image processing, image analysis, and biological modeling for data interpretation. A motivated person in this role will have the opportunity to engage in independent research within the context of the study and to collaborate with top-tier clinicians and imaging scientists at NYU Langone Health.


The position is open to candidates with a PhD degree in physics, biomedical engineering, or electrical engineering. Preference will be given to those with a strong background in MRI physics, data processing, and musculoskeletal imaging. A record of publication in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals is mandatory.

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 diffusion imaging and genomic biomarkers of osteoarthritis 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

Email your CV, statement of research interests, and contact information of three references in PDF format to Amparo Ruiz, PhD, at, with the subject line “Post-Doc DTI.”

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