Multinuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) can assess metabolic and microvascular functions in the human tissue. Phosphorus (31P) MR can probe specific biological processes directly involved in mitochondrial energy metabolism, while proton (1H) MRI can quantify tissue perfusion.
Impairments in energy metabolism or tissue perfusion (or both) occur in many diseases including type 2 diabetes, and can lead to complications such as cognitive impairment or limb amputation. Our work focuses on the development and implementation of new multinuclear MRI/MRS methods for quantifying metabolic and microvascular functions in the brain and the skeletal muscle. The postdoctoral fellow will have the
opportunity to become involved in a broad range of projects that involve pulse-programming, data acquisition and analysis, RF coil-design and construction, and she/he will be able to test the developed technology in an NIH-funded clinical study. The postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to purse her/his own research interests.
The Center for Biomedical Imaging (CBI) of the Department of Radiology at New York University School of Medicine has a strong and rapidly advancing reputation for collaborative innovation. NIH currently ranks our division in the top ten in the US by funding. Scientists at CBI have access to state-of-the-art clinical Siemens MRI scanners at 1.5 T and 3 T, as well as a PET/MR and a 7 T system.
Who can apply
A highly motivated scientist who works well independently within a dynamic group, is willing to assume a leading role in translational studies, and has strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with basic scientists, physicians, and medical staff
- PhD (granted or soon-to-be-granted) in physics, physical chemistry, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering or related field
- strong background in MR physics
- excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Matlab programming experience
- Pulse programming experience, beneficial, but not necessary
How to Apply
Email your cover letter, a statement of research interests, a CV with full list of publications and contact information for three referees to:
Prodromos (Makis) Parasoglou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Bernard & Irene Schwartz Center for Biomedical Imaging
New York University Langone Medical Center