The Department of Radiology & Medical Imaging's Research Division is seeking candidates for a full-time Research Associate position. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing methods and algorithms for non-invasive quantitative assessment of dynamic positron emission tomography (PET) images of rodent heart and human brain. This will involve advanced image processing including motion correction, image registration, segmentation and parametric analysis using compartment models for improved detection of functional cardiac and brain abnormalities from dynamic PET images non-invasively. The candidate must have a superior understanding of computer information systems with at least three (3) years of post doctoral professional experience in biomedical image analysis. In-depth knowledge of digital image processing is required using Matlab and C++.
A Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Science or related background is required at the time of hire. Qualified candidates must have experience providing leadership to small groups and must be able to work independently once objectives are defined and methods of approach have been set. They must have good track record of scientific publication in the field. Knowledge of research grant and proposal writing is highly preferred.
Postdoctoral employment is temporary and is normally limited to an individual who has been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within the previous five years and who will be involved in full-time research or scholarship at the University. Employment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate is viewed as training and is preparatory for a full-time academic or research career, is supervised by a senior scholar, and allows the appointee to publish the results of his/her research or scholarship during the training period.
* This is a restricted position, continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance*
Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address).
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Education: Doctoral degree
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.
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