JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
SPECIFIC AREA OF RESEARCH:
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will conduct research in the field of cardiac CT imaging to include functional and perfusion imaging, artificial intelligence, cardiac MRI, CT-fractional flow reserve, dual energy CT, and photon-counting. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will serve as a subject matter expert in the use and implementation of new technologies in cardiac imaging. The candidate will develop new imaging techniques and technologies such as dual energy CT, CT-myocardial perfusion, CT-Fractional Flow Reserve (CT-FFR), artificial intelligence and machine learning. The candidate will utilize their knowledge of AI, perform basic programming, and statistical anslysis to set up research projects, perform data analysis, and create machine learning algorithims for the purpose of pattern recognition in images. Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
Research experience in the field of cardiac CT imaging is a must. Strong technical background with a focus in medicine and/or medical technology. Experience with multiple imaging modalities. Experience with working with medical, technical and industry partners.
Area of Study: Technical Medicine, Imaging Techniques or related field.