NYU Langone Health Department of Radiology invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in multimodal imaging of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The successful candidate will combine cutting-edge multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) techniques with positron emission tomography (PET) to further the understanding of the pathogenesis and progression of AD.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and a major challenge to modern healthcare. Deeper understanding of disease mechanisms and better ability to predict the progression of AD are crucial to improving patient management and to developing effective therapies. This research will focus on MR-derived measures of intracellular viscosity and their use as markers for disease progression.
The project is led by Ivan Kirov, PhD and Assaf Tal, PhD—researchers in NYU Langone’s radiology department and its Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research—and is a collaboration with NYU Langone’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
- Acquiring brain MRI and MRS data from elderly subjects
- Post-processing of MRI and MRS data, which may include resting-state BOLD-fMRI connectivity, imaging of brain iron, and multi-parametric MRS (relaxation times and concentrations)
- Combining Aβ- and tau-PET data with MRI/MRS
- Using advanced statistical methods to analyze and understand the rich multi-modal neuroimaging data generated by the project (i.e. connectivity analyses of BOLD-fMRI data, mixed models, model-free statistical methods)
- Manuscript writing
- Staying informed about current developments and advancements in the field through literature review and conferences
- Knowledge of post-processing and analysis of at least one of the following modalities: resting-state BOLD-fMRI connectivity, MRS, quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM), and/or the imaging of iron concentrations
- Excellent writing skills
- Experience with PET neuroimaging data is an advantage
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.
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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Salary and Benefits
The annual salary range for this position is $70,000-75,000. NYU Langone Health offers competitive benefits and compensation for postdoctoral fellows, including health, dental, and vision insurance, a prescription drug plan, commuter plans, and subsidized housing based on availability. We welcome both domestic and international applicants and provide support for visa applications.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment 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.
Email Ivan Kirov, PhD, at Ivan.Kirov@nyulangone.org, with an academic CV and contact information of 2-3 professional references, one of whom is the candidate’s thesis advisor.