The Advanced Pediatric Brain Imaging Research Laboratory in Diagnostic Imaging & Radiology has openings for 3 positions. The goal of our laboratory is to study normal development, and the causes and consequences of early life brain injury in the high-risk fetus and newborn infant. The current research in the laboratory includes development of novel MRI pulse sequences and advanced image analysis techniques to develop early and reliable biomarkers of injury to the developing brain.Facilities include a 16-node computational cluster running linux, each equipped with multicore CPUs and GPU capabilities. We also have access to four MRI scanners two at 1.5T and two at 3.0T.
1- MRI Clinical Research Coordinator
Position Summary: The MRI Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) position requires significant prior experience in MRI clinical research and image processing. The individual will be responsible for the overall coordination of large or complex clinical MRI research projects activities and will perform a variety of MRI research related duties including MRI database set up and maintenance, MR imaging processing, and provide administrative/clerical support of clinical trials in an effort to assist investigators in organizing, gathering and compiling clinical MRI research data. This CRC will also be responsible for working closely with clinical researchers, and biomedical engineers to maintain optimal function of the laboratory; assisting with the development of MRI computational techniques, applying existing brain imaging software to analyze MRI data, supporting end-users with implementation of image processing pipelines, assisting with performing MRI research studies at Children’s National Medical center and other collaborating centers; managing the input, storage, and organization of large quantitative MRI datasets. The position may support multiple investigators or studies.
Qualifications: Knowledge in MRI clinical research; previous experience with MR image processing, competence in programming C/C++, Python, OpenGL, JAVA, VRML operating systems; Windows; Linux; Matlab, able to manage multiple responsibilities and activities with close attention to detail, effective interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a diverse group of individuals.
Education and Training: BS/MS degree in biomedical engineering, computer science or related field with 2 years relevant experience
2- Postdoctoral Research Associate
The Advanced Pediatric Brain Imaging Research Laboratory in Diagnostic Imaging & Radiology has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate position. The research project will focus on in-vivo fetal brain MR image acquisition and analysis of non-invasive perfusion imaging such as Arterial Spin Labelling (ASL) and Blood Oxygen Level Dependence (BOLD).
Extensive theoretical and practical background in perfusion MRI and/or fMRI is required. Knowledge in software programming using C/C++, MATLAB, and GPU computing is also required. Candidates must have a PhD in Engineering, Computer Science and/or Applied Physics/Mathematics. Experience in medical image processing research is preferred. The candidate is expected to be a highly creative and strongly motivated researcher and capable of working within a collaborative environment. Candidates should list 2 references, and provide a brief statement of research interests and goals.
3- MRI Scientist Faculty Position
The Advanced Pediatric Brain Imaging Research Laboratory in Diagnostic Imaging & Radiology is seeking an early career, highly motivated MRI scientist to fill a faculty position. The successful applicant will join our multidisciplinary team of biomedical engineers, computer scientists, MRI physicists, neuroscientists, neurologists, neonatologists, and cardiologists.
Applicants are expected to have a PhD in engineering or related field, considerable postdoctoral experience and knowledge of medical imaging and image analysis. Extensive theoretical and practical background in perfusion MRI and/or fMRI is required. The applicant must be able to develop image processing algorithms. Experience in pediatric medical image processing research is preferred. We are looking for a candidate who will communicate well with our diverse, dynamic group; aggressively pursue research; and publish at a high rate.
Applicants should send an email stating why they should be selected, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references.
Catherine Limperopoulos, PhD
Children’s National Medical Center
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