Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantitative Magnetization Transfer Imaging: Pulse Sequences and Image Reconstruction

The Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research at NYU Langone Health invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in quantitative magnetization transfer imaging focused on the development of pulse sequences and image reconstruction algorithms for multiple sclerosis.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team working on the development of quantitative magnetization transfer and relaxometry methods for neuroimaging and multiple sclerosis (MS). The aim of the research project is to develop and evaluate MS-specific pulse sequences and image reconstruction techniques by building on novel biophysical models and pulse sequence concepts inspired by MR fingerprinting.


The postdoctoral fellow will use numerical optimizations to tailor acquisition patterns to parameters of interest, design k-space trajectories based on prior information about spin dynamics, and adapt machine learning-based image reconstruction algorithms to quantitative MRI. The fellow will also perform imaging experiments to test the developed methods.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in physics, biomedical sciences, engineering, computer science, or a related field
  • MRI research experience
  • Programming skills, preferably in Python, MATLAB, Julia, and/or C++

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with pulse sequence programming (Siemens)
  • Experience with image reconstruction
  • Experience with machine learning

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in pulse sequence programming and/or image reconstruction, but we also encourage applications from candidates with strong general MRI backgrounds and an interest in learning these skills.

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.

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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 position is initially offered for two years and may be extended based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. The starting salary range is $70,000-75,000 per annum. NYU Langone Health offers a competitive benefits package that includes 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 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 Jakob Assländer, PhD at with your CV, a letter of interest, and 2-3 references. Questions can be directed to Dr. Assländer at the same email address. Any additional information that tells us more about you is welcome but optional.