The Perinatal-Neonatal Imaging Research Core at the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) has immediate openings for creative and experienced candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with special interest in neonatal brain advanced MR imaging. Indiana University School of Medicine (http://radiology.medicine.iu.edu/) has grown its NIH research funding by approximately 70% over the past four years. With a house staff of more than 1,000, the Indiana University Health (IUH) training program for residents and fellows is one of the largest in the US. Riley Hospital at IUH (https://www.rileychildrens.org/) is one of the nation's top-ranked hospital for children. Under the IUSM and IUH umbrella, the Neuroscience Center opened in late August of 2012 is a modern state-of-the-art facility housing cutting edge imaging instruments for both clinical and research use. The Indiana Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences houses two high-end research-dedicated 3T Siemens Prisma scanners with a 32CH and 64CH receiver head coil. A 3T MRI-PET system and a Brucker 9.4T PET-MR animal scanner are also housed in the Neuroscience center. The Riley Children Hospital houses two Siemens 3T Skyra scanners dedicated to clinical and research fetal-neonatal imaging. The candidate will work closely with mentor Rupa Radhakrishnan MD, and co-mentors Drs. Senthilkumar Sadhasivam, Yu-Chien Wu, and Jason Parker.
Qualification: This is a rare and exciting career opportunity to join a successful neuroimaging center in a phase of strong growth in fetal-neonatal neuroimaging with extramural funded studies in opioid exposure. The successful candidate will benefit from access to clinical- and research-dedicated Siemens MRI systems and broader Indiana Center for Neuroimaging (CfN, https://medicine.iu.edu/departments/radiology/research/neuroimaging/), to conduct pioneering work in neonatal brain connectomics. The successful candidate will participate in collaborative research with other campuses including Purdue University and Indiana University Bloomington. There will be opportunity to engage in other fetal, neonatal and pediatric brain imaging research based on the candidate's experience and interest.
We are looking for applicants who are interested in neonatal brain MRI, especially resting-state fMRI. Other neonatal imaging methods that we use include anatomic segmentation, diffusion MRI perfusion MRI, and MR spectroscopy imaging. A background in MR Physics with experience in MRI pulse sequence planning and optimization will be helpful. Publication record and skills in imaging data processing and analyses with software tools including MATLAB, FSL, SPM, Python, Freesurfer, or ANTs is preferred. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Medical Physics, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, or related disciplines.
We are looking for candidates who are self-motivated and collaborative. Salary will follow NIH guidelines and will be commensurate with experience.
Department Contact for Questions:
Carla Ewing firstname.lastname@example.org 317-278-6431
OAA #: IUSM007562016
Internal Number: 9093
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