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Post-Doctoral Fellow — Medical Imaging MRI and Image Processing - Vanderbilt University

posted Jun 9, 2013, 7:06 AM by Bradley Harden   [ updated Jun 9, 2013, 7:07 AM ]
Position Description:
The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) is seeking an independent and motivated researcher for a Postdoctoral fellowship position in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to carry out research in quantitative medical imaging of the central nervous system for application in patients with multiple sclerosis. This full time position is available to commence July 1st, 2013 and is available for up to two years.

Fellowship research activities will include development, optimization, and implementation of novel CEST and qMT methods for the brain at 7T, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and conference presentations in close collaboration with supervisors, clinicians, fellow trainees, and research staff. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop his/her own independent research ideas under the mentorship of fellowship supervisors (Drs. Seth Smith and Adrienne Dula) with several intramural and extramural funding sources available to fosteran independently funded project.

Facility and Equipment:
The VUIIS ( 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. 

Vanderbilt University was recently named among FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For. 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).

Basic Requirements:
• Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Medical Physics, Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering, Neuroscience, or related field
• Programming skills: C/C++, MATLAB, or similar programming languages
• Recent doctoral degree with a demonstrated record of innovative scientific accomplishments as evidenced by first-author papers published or accepted in major journals. 
• Excellent communication skills (written/oral), have a strong passion and commitment to science, and work well within a group
• Must be authorized to work in the US or be able to obtain required authorization

Application Instructions:
To apply, please email Adrienne Dula ( 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 should be received no later than June 20th, 2013, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so early submission is strongly encouraged.