Career Opportunities

Ref. Number:  IN-MED07002
Unit: Medicine
Department: Radiology

Position Description

MRI Physicist - Tenure Track Faculty Position
Center for Neuroimaging
Indiana University School of Medicine

The newly established Indiana University Center for Neuroimaging, a transdisciplinary facility, announces an immediate tenure track faculty opening in the area of MR biophysics. This appointment will be in the Division of Imaging Sciences, Department of Radiology with secondary and/or joint appointments likely in relevant disciplines and affiliated schools. The focus of the new position is on advanced neuroscience-relevant MRI technology and applications. Access to graduate and post-graduate trainees can be facilitated through several collaborative arrangements.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in physics or related field, at least 2 years of post-doctoral experience and a record of high quality publications in neuroimaging related topics, as well as strong potential for sustained independent research funding. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in pulse sequence design and image post-processing for high field whole body systems in the areas of advanced brain imaging applications (fMRI, DTI, MRS/CSI, ASL perfusion, field mapping, high order shimming, etc.).

The successful candidate will be expected to provide support for a late generation 3T research magnet, participate in collaborative clinical research programs and continue his or her own externally funded research program.  Participation in teaching, mentoring and program development is also expected.  IU has committed substantial resources to imaging research (see[broken link] including 3T MR, PET, PET/CT and radiochemistry. Outstanding preclinical small animal imaging resources in the same facility include two 9T magnets, PET, CT and an interventional suite.  Future plans include a new neuroscience complex incorporating a brain imaging research center with additional modalities.

Active clinical research programs in neuroimaging at IU include neurodegenerative diseases (AD/MCI, PD, HD), neural effects of alcohol use, systemic cancer chemotherapy, psychopharmacological agents and video games, connectivity in schizophrenia and affective disorder, human movement and plasticity, as well as optimization of clinical fMRI methods. Major NIH sponsored research centers at IU relevant to imaging include AD, Alcohol Research and Cancer centers. Integration of genomic and imaging data is a major cross-cutting theme.

Interested candidates should forward their CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, selected reprints and a list of at least three references to: Dr. Andrew Saykin, Director, IU Center for Neuroimaging, Department of Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 950 W Walnut St, R2 E124, Indianapolis, IN  46202.  Submission via email is preferred an can be mailed to:

Indiana University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and a provider of ADA services.


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