Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Imaging of Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis

The Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research at NYU Langone Health invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular imaging of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA).

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers and physicians working on a five-year, NIH-supported investigation at the interface of basic biology, in vivo molecular imaging, and clinical research. The project leverages the high specificity and quantitative power of molecular imaging to study how post-injury changes in the knee joint create an environment that promotes joint degradation conducive to PTOA and, eventually, to whole-knee failure.

Candidates with experience in musculoskeletal research who are interested in cutting-edge molecular imaging or molecular imaging scientists who are excited to engage in research on osteoarthritis are strongly encouraged to apply.


Candidates must be self-driven, highly motivated, and well organized. They must be able to solve problems creatively and feel comfortable working both independently and cooperatively with a team. The candidates must have a record of first-author publication in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. In addition, desired qualifications and technical skills include:

  • PhD in biological sciences or imaging sciences with an emphasis on musculoskeletal research
  • experience working with small animals
  • experience with quantitative analyses of chemicals, cells, and tissue (ability to perform immunofluorescence analyses, activity assays, western blots, transcriptomics, flow cytometry, and related biochemical assays)
  • experience with radiochemistry
  • experience with imaging techniques (e.g., optical imaging, PET/CT, 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.

Learn more about our research facilities.

Timeline, Salary, and Benefits

The postdoctoral fellowship in molecular imaging of post-traumatic 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 MI.”

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