We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology and the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Kentucky in the field of translational cardiac MRI. Projects may include MRI of myocardial fibrosis, cardiac CEST imaging of molecular targets, and MRI reporter gene based cell tracking in infarct healing. State of the art Siemens scanners including a 7T pre-clinical ClinScan, and multiple 3T and 1.5T clinical scanners are available to the postdoctoral fellow in order to conduct research. The biomedical imaging program at UK is undergoing a period of rapid growth as part of a growing and well-funded biomedical research program with excellent opportunities for collaboration with physicians, physiologists, engineers, and faculty members in regenerative medicine.
Applicants should have a PhD in biomedical engineering, physics, or a related field and some experience in pulse sequence programming and image reconstruction. Experience in the Siemens IDEA and ICE programming environments is ideal, however applicants with experience in other pulse sequence programming environments will be considered. Responsibilities will include pulse sequence development across pre-clinical and clinical scanner platforms, and performing pre-clinical and volunteer human research studies.
The position is available as early as August 1, 2013. International fellows are encouraged to apply. Pay and benefits are in line with NIH guidelines, and PI will work with the postdoctoral fellow to secure independent funding. Interested applicants should send CV, reference contact information, paper reprints, and a brief research statement to:
UK is located in beautiful Lexington in the heart of the Kentucky bluegrass region with a low cost of living, excellent schools, ample nature, relaxed lifestyle, and great cultural programming