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Imaging Post Doctoral Fellowship - MR Physics
The Child Mind Institute (CMI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for the world's children to enable them to reach their full potential. We are committed to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development, and empowering children and their families with the information they need to get help, hope and answers.
Applications are currently being invited for a Post Doctoral Fellow position available at the Child Mind Institute. This position reports to Cameron Craddock PhD, Director of Imaging in the Center for the Developing Brain. The Child Mind Institute makes use of innovative MRI- and EEG-based imaging approaches to characterize brain maturation across the lifespan, with a particular focus on understanding the impact of psychiatric illnesses on maturational processes. Additionally, the Child Mind Institute is dedicated to the support of open-datasharing initiatives, such as the International Neuroimaging Datasharing Initiative and Enhanced Nathan Kline Institute—Rockland Sample.
The Child Mind Institute is currently recruiting a Post Doctoral fellow with a strong background in Magnetic Resonance (MR) Physics to develop and optimize acquisition strategies for functional MR Imaging. The project's overarching goal is to develop novel fMRI experimental paradigms to elucidate mechanisms underlying psychiatric illness in pediatric populations. To this end, we are currently developing scanner software for real-time fMRI, and performing a comprehensive evaluation of low-TR fMRI acquisition strategies. In support of this mission, the fellow will be part of a multidisciplinary team that includes MR physicists, neuroscientists, clinicians and computer scientists.
The position is located at CMI headquarters in New York City. This is an exempt, full time position with competitive salary and benefits.
- Develop and implement sequence programs and image reconstruction software on a Siemens 3T TIM Trio.
- Develop and maintain software to support real-time fMRI.
- Large-scale analysis of fMRI, DTI and structural neuroimaging data.
- Author manuscripts and presentations describing accomplished research.
- Work in a multidisciplinary environment, drawing from a broad range of disciplines and imaging approaches.
- Supervise junior level researchers and graduate students.
- PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, medical physics, physics or related field.
- Demonstrated skills in MRI pulse sequence programming and image analysis algorithm development.
- Significant prior functional MRI experience.
- Proficiency in C/C++ and Matlab programming.
- Strong skills in using of one or more common functional neuroimaging packages (e.g., AFNI, FSL, or SPM).
- Experience with the Siemens IDEA programming framework (preferred but not required).
- Motivated self-starter with great attitude and flexibility.
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Click here to apply. Please upload a resume or CV including the names of 3 references with your inquiry as one document on the application site.
Employment at Will Relationship: This position description does not constitute a guarantee that employment will continue for any specified period of time. Rather, employment is at the mutual consent of the employee and CMI, and can be terminated at will by the employee or by CMI.
CMI reserves the right to modify the job description and/or reporting relationship at any time.
CMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CMI is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.