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Brian D. Ross, Ph.D.

Professor and Co-Director

C/O Ms. Tania Cunningham

Center for Molecular Imaging

University of Michigan

109 Zina Pitcher Place

BSRB, Room AC51

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2200

(734)-764-8408 (Phone)

(734)-763-5447 (Fax)

tkarim@umich.edu (E-mail)

Job Summary

The Center for Molecular Imaging (CMI) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of functional and molecular imaging. 

Responsibilities*

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Functional and Molecular Imaging

The position will focus on the application of imaging for visualization of physiological changes that may serve as diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic response markers. The candidate will work in a highly interdisciplinary environment and will be expected to collaborate with research groups across the University of Michigan. Projects for this position include investigating diseases of the bone marrow using MRI as early biomarkers for cancer treatment response mouse models along with correlative studies in cancer patients.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants should have a PhD or MD with a demonstrated track record in molecular and cellular biology along with publications involving the use of rodent models of human disease. The candidate will work with complex multimodal three-dimensional quantitative preclinical and clinical images, where information will be extracted by computational means. The CMI has a long history of algorithmic development for image-based biomarkers of disease phenotyping and prediction of therapeutic response and survival, such as Functional Diffusion Mapping and Parametric Response Mapping. We seek an individual who shows the innovation to expand on these advancements. Expertise and interest in biomedical applications and programming in languages such as Matlab or R is also useful. The ideal candidate would have a strong MRI background, working in a cell and molecular biology laboratory, rodent handling along with a keen interest in applying these technologies to address unique questions with an emphasis of changing patient clinical care.

Individuals with a demonstrated track record of technical innovation, scientific excellence, and participation in multi-disciplinary team projects are welcome to apply. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required for success in our collaborative research environment. The candidate must be ambitious, talented, and self-motivated with an interest in leveraging our research activities. The candidate should have demonstrated expertise with state-of-the-art computational methods and their application to imaging data. The candidate will be involved in contributing towards developing manuscripts for publication along with presenting research results.

Additional Information

The CMI is a dedicated, state-of-the-art research facility providing preclinical imaging technology to support cutting edge research using cancer models in animals. The CMI includes a 7T/310 and 9.4T/160 animal MRI scanners, a PET/3T-MRI mouse scanner, Micro-CT, PET/CT as well as optical imaging scanners (Bioluminescence and Fluorescence). Additional laboratory capabilities include radiochemistry, medicinal chemistry, cell and molecular biology, digital image processing, rodent surgery, along with ample office and computational space. The diverse and rich environment within the CMI offers applicants with a unique opportunity to significantly build and support their career objectives.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.