The University of Minnesota’s Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) at the Department of Radiology has an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate in High and Ultrahigh Field Musculoskeletal Imaging for a 3-year period with the earliest starting date of October 2019. To learn more about CMRR please visit: http://www.cmrr.umn.edu/
Duties and Responsibilities:
We are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Associate for Musculoskeletal/ Orthopedic research projects. Research topics will include: i) special focus of our program is the evaluation of the developing skeleton and vascularity of the epiphyseal cartilage in the knee, ii) qualitative and quantitative imaging of cartilage and bone pathology and repair, and iii) development and application of sequences capable of capturing the ultrashort T2-components in the musculoskeletal system (e.g. bone, tendon). The research activities include data acquisition and post-processing utilizing different MRI equipment available at CMRR.
The work will be conducted on a whole-body 3T, 7T and 10.5T Siemens systems with 16 transmit and 32 receive channels, as well as a 9.4 T animal scanner. In addition, CMRR offers extensive facilities and experience in developing new sequences, hardware, coils and RF modeling to support the goals of this project. It is expected that the applicant will author manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and abstracts for presentation at conferences. In order to continue support for this position into the future, additional responsibilities will include active participation in grant preparation.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related field
Publications in peer-reviewed journals
Image post-processing in Matlab and other software packages
Excellent communication (written and verbal)
MR pulse sequence development
MR data post processing, statistical data analysis
Interest in MR hardware development
Experience in Musculoskeletal Imaging
Internal Number: 332410
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