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Tenure Track MRI Physicist at the University of California San Francisco

posted Oct 10, 2011, 3:36 PM by Bradley Harden

The University of California, San Francisco, seeks an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Residence or Adjunct series (depending upon qualifications) at the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND) in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the SF VA Medical Center. This MRI physicist will develop novel techniques for multimodal MRI/MRS neuroimaging research at high magnetic fields. Recently purchased 3T and 7T MRIs are dedicated to research concerning neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. The chosen applicant will develop, implement and test new acquisition and processing methods, integrate ultrahigh resolution structural imaging, dynamic arterial spin labeling imaging, high resolution diffusion tensor/spectrum imaging, functional MRI and spectroscopic imaging and spectroscopic editing. The applicant will participate in programs concerning image reconstruction, processing and multimodality/multivariate analysis. The applicant will work with clinical researchers to apply new methods.

The position requires a Ph.D. in physics, physical chemistry, engineering, computer science or equivalent fields. The candidate should have background in NMR physics, signal detection and processing theory, and experience with MR pulse sequence development, preferably with the Siemens IDEA. Experience in other computer languages, including C, C++, and Matlab is important. Strong communication skills, demonstrated ability to collaborate with basic and clinical scientists, and the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks are essential. In accordance with UCSF policies, the successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program and to secure extramural funding. The candidate is also expected to actively engage in teaching as well as university and public service, consistent with university policy.

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underutilized minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women. Applicants should include their curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Michael W. Weiner, Director of the CIND at or faxed to 415.668.2864.