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A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 30 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.
The Biomedical Imaging Department at Genentech invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral research position in magnetic resonance imaging. The position will broadly focus on the application of biomedical imaging to the study of structural and physiological changes (pO2, pH, perfusion, etc) that occur in the response to therapy. The areas of potential projects for this position include the study of tumor immunology and the tumor micro-environment by various MRI techniques (ex. immune cell labeling/trafficking, perfusion, diffusion, and targeted contrast agents). Research activities will be to focus on MRI applications, although other imaging modalities will likely be employed to provide complimentary information. The ideal candidate would have a strong MRI background and a strong interest in applying imaging to address specific biological questions related to our internal research programs.
The Biomedical Imaging Department is a dedicated, state-of-the-art research facility that includes MRI (7T and 9.4T systems), micro-CT (in-vivo and ex-vivo), ultrasound, micro-PET, micro-SPECT/CT, and various optical imaging techniques. Genentech offers one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry. Our culture emphasizes working hard, working together and sharing rewards.
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In hiring new employees, we look for people who are also inspired by our mission and who would fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous and entrepreneurial spirit of the company culture. Because we know that employees are critical to our success in
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Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline, such as bio/biomedical engineering, biophysics, or physics. The candidate should have demonstrated excellence in the field of in-vivo pre-clinical MRI, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and productivity during their Ph.D. studies. Strong experience with MRI is required. Software experience with high-level programming languages (C++, Python, IDL, MatLab, etc.) and data analysis packages (Analyze, JMP, etc.) is expected. Previous experience with in-vitro and in-vivo biological techniques is desired.
For more information on the Richard Carano lab, please visit http://www.gene.com/scientists/our-scientists/richard-carano
For information about the Postdoctoral Program at Genentech, please go to www.gene.com/careers/academic-programs/postdocs
BME EDGE has 3 new winter/spring co-op opportunities available at Philips focused on imaging systems (CT and PET) in Cleveland, OH. They are each full-time from January-July 2015. Brief descriptions are below:
Computed Tomography Systems - Contribute to the Ingenuity CT product stream through involvement in system engineering, physics or verification.
Advanced Molecular Imaging Detectors - New PET detection technology provides opportunity to improve quantitative accuracy and image quality compared to today's commercial PET systems. In this position, you will be actively involved in providing product differentiation for Philips vs. competition.
Physics/Software Engineering - A Physics/Software Engineering Co-op is needed to join a dynamic physics team to develop algorithm/software for exciting new PET/CT and PET/MR medical imaging systems.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these opportunities, send us an email at email@example.com by this Friday, October 3, 2014.
BME EDGE is constantly working to find internships for graduate students in the biomedical engineering field. Below are internships that are still accepting applications until this Friday. If you are considering applying or would just like to know more about any of the positions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to answer any questions or send additional information.
Where: Cleveland, OH
When: September 2014 - April 2015
Description: This is a co-op position designed for BME graduate students who have a background in medical imaging. This is a great opportunity for upper level graduate students looking for an intensive industry experience.
Response Deadline: Friday, August 15
The Computational Breast Imaging Group (CBIG) of the Radiology Department at the University of Pennsylvania has open postdoctoral positions.
CBIG is a research group within the Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics with a mission to act as a translational catalyst between computational imaging science and breast cancer research. Work in our group focuses on developing innovative methodology for multimodality image analysis and also on incorporating such methods for improving personalized clinical decision making for breast cancer screening, prognosis, and treatment.
Postdoctoral Position Qualifications:
We are seeking highly motivated individuals with excellent academic track-record, including first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Successful candidates should have, or be in the process of completing, a PhD (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Biostatistics, or related field. Ideal applicants should have a background on biomedical imaging, statistical analysis and/or machine learning. Proficiency in computer programming (e.g., Matlab, C/C++, Windows/Linux platforms) and statistical analysis methods (e.g., R, STATA, SPSS) is essential. Applicants should demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Successful applicants will join a vibrant collaborative research environment, will work closely with clinical investigators, and will gain a first-hand experience of our breast imaging program. Collaborators include faculty in our Radiology department, the Abramson Cancer Center, the Institute for the Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
For more information, please visit:
Computational Breast Imaging Group (CBIG)
Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA)
Penn Radiology Breast Imaging:
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB)
Penn Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs:
For more details and to apply contact:
Despina Kontos, Ph.D.
Computational Breast Imaging Group (CBIG)
Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA)
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology
Bioengineering, Biostatistics and Epidemiology Graduate Groups
3600 Market St. Suite 360
Philadelphia PA 19104-2643
ph: 215-615-0827 // fx: 215-614-0266
Applications should include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references.
The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer.
A post-doctoral position is available at the Duke University Center for In Vivo Microscopy (www.civm.duhs.duke.edu) in Durham, NC to work in a high-performance computing environment on adapting, developing, and implementing methods for small animal image analysis, based on integrating multimodal imaging. MR, CT, microSPECT, and optical microscopy will be used to provide quantitative biomarkers for small animal models of human disease. The position is fully funded for a period of 2 years by the NIBIB.
The Center for In Vivo Microscopy has a strong history in high-field magnetic resonance microscopy and microCT, and has recently added confocal microscopy and microSPECT.
· PhD in Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, or similar discipline
· Good written and oral communication skills in English
· Good publication record
· Proficiency with programming languages (C, C++, R, Perl, MATLAB)
· Ability to conduct independent research
· Experience working in a high-performance computing environment
· Experience with image processing, machine learning, and analysis of large data sets
· Experience with MRI pulse sequence programming
If interested, send to Alexandra Badea (email@example.com):
Arrange to have 2 reference letters sent by email to the address above
We are seeking postdoctoral imaging researchers to develop new translational applications in cardiovascular imaging. Cutting-edge clinical image acquisition systems include microscopic imaging of the blood vessel wall with OCT and quantitative CT imaging using a clinical prototype, Philips Healthcare Spectral CT. We will are creating image analysis applications that can be translated to clinical solutions.
Successful applicants will join our team of biomedical engineers, computer scientists, cardiologists, and industrial researchers. As an example, we are using optical coherence tomography (OCT) to image coronary arteries. OCT provides microscopic imaging of the blood vessel wall enabling unique assessment of plaque vulnerability and thin tissue coverage of stents. Another project is advancing CT imaging to include reliable perfusion measurements of myocardial tissue using the latest Philips Healthcare, Spectral CT imaging system. This advancement will allow CT to become the only imaging modality providing a “one stop shop” for diagnosis including cardiac function, vascular anatomy, and tissue perfusion. We are creating image analysis applications that can be translated to clinical solutions. Our group has a broad base of funding from NIH, the Philips Healthcare Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio Third Frontier, and the Cardiovascular Imaging Core Lab.
The biomedical imaging community at CWRU is outstanding. There are currently 26 tenured and tenure track faculty members in biomedical imaging and plans for growth. Facilities are superb. The educational program is well established and post docs have an opportunity to take classes and participate in seminars such as CWRU’s Imaging Hour, aka, “The Best Hour of the Week.”
Applicants are expected to have a PhD in engineering, computer science, medical physics or related field and knowledge of medical imaging and image analysis. The emphasis is creation of new image analysis methods using machine learning, registration, spatially regularized parameter estimation, etc. Specific knowledge of OCT, CT, perfusion, and/or cardiac imaging is a plus. A unique aspect of our work will be accurate validation using large animal models of coronary artery disease, providing ample opportunity for publications. We want ambitious candidates who will communicate well with our diverse, dynamic group; aggressively pursue research; and publish.
Applicants should send an email stating why they should be selected, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references to Dr. David Wilson, Robert Herbold Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AGING, NIH, BALTIMORE, MD
The Human Cardiovascular Studies Unit/Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science (LCS), a major component of the Intramural Research Program at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with interest in age-associated changes in arterial stiffness and arterial-ventricular coupling.
A major research focus of the Human Cardiovascular Studies Unit is exploring the age-associated changes in cardiovascular structure and function utilizing large, prospective, population-based studies. Since 1988, we have been performing serial comprehensive cardiovascular assessments using echocardiogram, multigated acquisition (MUGA) scans, exercise stress test, arterial applanation tonometry, and more recently magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on participants from Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging and SardiNIA (A large prospective study conducted in SardiNIA, Italy). Extensive databases of these cardiovascular traits are available to test novel hypotheses on cardiovascular aging and identify targets for preventive interventions. We also work in collaboration with the Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, on state-of-art research projects including MRI assessment of coronary endothelial function among other projects.
We are looking for candidates with research interests and experience in the related fields of arterial stiffness and arterial-ventricular coupling, and familiarity with analyzing data from non-invasive techniques such from applanation tonometry, or cardiovascular imaging using MRI. Candidates are also expected to have statistical background as well as strong writing skills. Fellowship duration is up to 2-3 years. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in, epidemiology, physiology, biomedical engineering, or M.D., with less than five years of postdoctoral research experience. Salary is in accordance with NIH post-doctoral fellowship salary/stipend guidelines, and commensurate with experience and accomplishments.
Please send curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests, and three letters of reference to:
Majd AlGhatrif, MD
Human Cardiovascular Studies
Biomedical Research Center
251 Bayview Blvd
Suite 100, Room 09B116
Baltimore, MD 21224-6825
Employer Name: Edward Lakatta, MD, Chief, Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science
Application Deadline Date: December 2013.
The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.
National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading global university centre in Asia. It offers a global approach to education and research,with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Computation functional anatomy laboratory at NUS (http://www.bioeng.nus.edu.sg/cfa) focuses on brain and cognition studies using neuroimaging techniques. Our group is leading a large-scale longitudinal infant neuroimaging project from birth in Singapore. The project examines neurocognition using EEG and eye trackers and brain development using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), resting-state fMRI, and structural MRI. Thus far, we have collected both functional and anatomical imaging data of 200 newborns and their follow-up at six months. The follow-up scanning at 4, 6, and 8 years will start soon. We are looking for a research fellow who is interested in developing and (or) employing pattern recognition approaches to understand the relationship of the brain with psychopathology in early life. We offer high salary with medical and other benefits.
• Ph. D or MD
• Research background on infant brain is preferable but necessary
• Knowledge in statistical analysis is necessary
• Good communication and writing skills in English language
If you are interested in the jobs listed above, please send your CV to
Associate Prof. Anqi QIU
Department of Bioengineering
National University of Singapore
Phone: +(65) 6516 7002
Georgia State University in Atlanta has multiple faculty positions open in human neuroimaging. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, but application materials will be accepted until the positions are filled.
As part of its Second Century Initiative (http://www.gsu.edu/secondcentury/) and pending budgetary approval, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA anticipates hiring up to 3 tenure-track faculty members (open rank, applicants at Associate or Full Professor-levels preferred) with research programs in human behavior and expertise in neuroimaging, to begin Fall 2014. We seek established scientists who will join our growing cadre of researchers who are capitalizing on our state-of-the-art facilities at the GSU/GT Joint Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI; http://www.cabiatl.com/CABI/), and help advance current GSU research initiatives that include Brains and Behavior (http://neuroscience.gsu.edu/3650.html) and Language and Literacy (http://www.researchlanglit.gsu.edu), and may build upon our current strengths in atypical development and learning (http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwaty), clinical neuropsychology, and/or cognitive science (http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwpsy/graduate_programs.html). A number of GSU units will support these individuals to drive a broad vision for interdisciplinary research. Ongoing activities at the CABI include functional and structural neuroimaging within the areas of working memory, cognitive control, reading and language, and emotion processing as well as with a wide range of clinical and developmental populations, including survivors of cancer, congenital heart disease, as well as children and adults with autism and other neurological, genetic, and psychiatric conditions.
The candidate will be appointed in a relevant department (e.g., Psychology and/or Neuroscience, Physics) at Georgia State University. A Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or similar degree in psychology, neuroscience or a related research discipline is required. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of research achievement, including a strong record of external research funding. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a productive, funded research program in human neuroimaging, and will be expected to demonstrate graduate and undergraduate instructional effectiveness with a diverse student body. Interested individuals should send a curriculum vita, a cover letter stating research interests and experience, evidence of instructional effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, but application materials will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Applications should be sent to:
Human Neuroimaging Search Committee
Department of Psychology
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30302-5010
An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University, a Research University of the University System of Georgia, is an EEO/AA Employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) is pleased to announce an opening for a fulltime post-doctoral fellow to carry out research in 7T advanced MR imaging and related image analysis in patients with multiple sclerosis. The fellow will be involved in an DoD-funded clinical research program focusing on chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) and quantitative magnetization transfer (qMT) in patients with MS and cognitive impairment.
Fellowship research activities will include interacting with clinicians, scientists and patients, development and implementation of novel CEST and qMT methods for the brain at 7T, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and conference presentations. The fellow will gain experience in the supervision and mentorship of undergraduate and graduate research trainees and research staff. The candidate will develop his/her own independent research projects under the mentorship of fellowship supervisor Dr. Seth Smith. An area of training emphasis for this fellowship is mentoring the candidate in grant writing with several intramural and extramural funding sources available for the fellow to develop an independently-funded project.
Resources & Training Environment
The VUIIS (www.vuiis.vanderbilt.edu) is a trans-institutional research institute at Vanderbilt University. In particular, our state-of-the-art VUIIS Center for Human Imaging includes two full-time research Philips 3T scanners with 32 receiver channels and parallel transmit capabilities, one Philips 7T scanner with multichannel transmit, 32 receiver channels, and a full complement of coils for brain, spinal cord and extremity MRI. Vanderbilt University is located in Nashville, TN. Nashville has been named as America’s friendliest city for three years in a row, one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family (Fortune magazine), the number one most popular U.S. city for corporate relocations (Expansion Management magazine), and one of the 25 cities most likely to have the country's highest job growth over the coming five years (Forbes magazine).
Candidates should have a PhD in biomedical engineering, biophysics, computer science, neuroscience, physics, or a related discipline at the time of fellowship appointment with prior experience in MR. Programming skills in Matlab, Unix/Linux and scientific computing, as well as experience with pulse sequence design and/or programming is desirable. The full-time position is available to commence as early as September 1st, 2013 and is available for up to two years. Candidates must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
To apply, please email Seth Smith (email@example.com) with a cover letter detailing your interest in this position (including your past relevant research and work experiences), your current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (to include at least one professional and one academic reference). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so early submission is strongly encouraged.
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