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.
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.
The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences of Emory University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on the development of advanced MRI techniques for Neurovascular Imaging. The position will center on development of acquisition strategies for 4D flow, vessel wall imaging, and displacement encoding (DENSE) in the carotid arteries and Brain. The project also includes fluid-mechanics based analysis of the resulting flow data to provide clinical metrics.
The position provides an excellent opportunity to work in a highly collaborative interdisciplinary translational environment with close interactions with MR physicists, radiologists, cardiologists, neurologists, neuroscientists, biomedical engineers, and computer scientists. Accesses is available to three research-dedicated 3T MRI systems (Siemens PRISMA platform), a 9.4T animal scanner, and a computer-cluster. Established collaborations with the clinical service at Emory University Hospital, where six MR scanners and a PET/MRI system are located, facilitates translation of technical developments to clinical settings. The department has close collaborations with the joint Emory/Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering Department and there are opportunities to teach and advise graduate students in that program. Close collaborations with industry are facilitated by the on-site presence of industry collaborators.The candidate is expected to work on projects involving image processing using and expanding existing tools and development of new acquisition methodologies. Potential research projects beyond the carotid artery imaging project depend on the mutual interests of the candidate and the PI. Postdoctoral fellows at Emory receive funds for professional development activities (conference attendance and society fees) and can participate in a range of University-sponsored academic development programs.
Preferred Qualifications: A PhD degree in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or other related field, strong background in signal processing, image processing and quantitative analysis with excellent proficiency with Matlab and/or C/C++ programming. Demonstrated record of independent research, and good organizational and inter-personal skills. Previous experience with medical image processing is desirable; experiences with MRI scan operation and MRI pulse sequence programming are a plus but not necessary.