Scanners of the Future: Research Scientist

A version of this job opening was first posted on NYU Langone’s job portal. See Research Scientist (# 1088250_RR00055127) for the original post.

We are seeking a talented and enterprising research scientist to join our concerted effort to rethink medical scanners and the paradigms by which they operate. We are looking for a highly motivated, self-driven candidate with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • magnetic resonance (MR) data acquisition and image reconstruction
  • deep learning models for imaging and non-imaging data
  • sensor integration

The research scientist will join our dynamic interdisciplinary team of physicists, engineers, computer scientists, AI scientists, and radiologists, and will reporting directly to Vice-Chair for Research Daniel K. Sodickson, MD, PhD, and Associate Chair for Clinical and Translational Research Hersh Chandarana, MD, MBA, who lead our Scanners of the Future program. This role is part of our Innovation Fellows framework, offering protection from many of the usual demands and metrics of academic evaluation in order to allow greater focus on innovation. Successful Innovation Fellows will have special opportunities for advancement as faculty or senior research scientists.

We have a particular interest in the recruitment and mentorship of young scientists from under-represented backgrounds for this core strategic program.

Job Responsibilities

  • Investigate disruptive MR scanning technologies that will enable development of cheaper and more accessible MR scanners, outfitted with suitable arrays of ancillary sensors.
  • Develop novel methods in data acquisition, image reconstruction, machine learning, and sensor integration that will enable powerful new imaging capabilities using these scanners and sensors.  
  • Collaborate with principal investigators and work independently within the scientific framework of the department’s research mission.
  • Formulate and conduct research on problems of considerable scope and complexity.
  • Develop new ideas that promote current research; exercise a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive scientific research programs and activities of outstanding novelty and/or importance.
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of research projects.
  • Develop research techniques and methodologies.
  • Determine and establish laboratory policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Explore subject area and define scope and selection of problems for investigation through conceptually related studies or series of projects of lesser scope.
  • Make recommendations that have a major impact on extensive scientific research activities.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the advances in specialized fields through attendance of scientific conferences.
  • Make significant contributions to scientific papers and be a resource/ author/ co-author on reports and presentations.
  • Coordinate the activity and experimental design between various labs, scientific staff, and collaborators; identify and resolve technical problems.
  • Serve on internal committees to help further goals of research projects and bring new expertise to the research program.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Initiate, interpret, organize, execute, and coordinate research assignments critical to the department’s mission.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS degree and 2-4 years of experience.
  • Capacity for both independent work and collaboration within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in a relevant field (physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science) and experience with relevant programming languages (Python, Matlab, C/C++, or similar).
  • Strong publication record in top-tier journals/conferences for relevant fields (physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science).
  • Experience in MR image acquisition and reconstruction and/or machine learning.

About Us

The Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research (CAI2R, pronounced care) is a National Center for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and operated by the Department of Radiology at NYU Langone Health.

CAI2R 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 groups that include engineers, scientists, clinicians, technologists, and industry experts.

Joining us 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 researchour team, and our research facilities.

To Apply

Email with your CV, a list or description of recent machine learning projects and, optionally, additional information about yourself. Use “Research Scientist” in the subject line.