Staff scientist in MR physics, NIH/NINDS (multiple sclerosis imaging)
Staff Scientist, Magnetic Resonance Physics
Translational Neuroradiology Unit
Neuroimmunology Branch (Clinical)
Division of Intramural Research
The Translational Neuroradiology Unit (TNU) of the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is seeking a physicist with expertise in magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and spectroscopy for a staff scientist position. The TNU uses quantitative MR imaging to study how multiple sclerosis and related disorders affect brain and spinal cord structure, how those effects cause disability, and how treatment repairs the damage.
The TNU is part of the Neuroimmunology Branch, an interdisciplinary research group with active basic science and clinical-translational components, that focuses on multiple sclerosis and other immune-mediated diseases of the central nervous system. The Neuroimmunology Branch has a more than 20-year history of using MR imaging to investigate multiple sclerosis, during that time producing many seminal publications. Neuroimmunology Branch investigators maintain an active clinic and conduct both natural history and Phase I/II treatment trials.
The lab is situated on the Bethesda, Maryland campus of the National Institutes of Health. It has access to state-of-the-art MR imaging resources and maintains active collaborations with the local community of MR physicists.
The candidate should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, at least 3 years of MR-related experience beyond graduate school, and a strong publication record. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in both spectroscopy and imaging, particularly on the Siemens platform.
Applications will be reviewed beginning August 20, 2010, and proceed until a successful candidate is recruited. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s training and experience according to NIH guidelines. Interested candidates should e-mail their CV, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Daniel Reich (email@example.com).