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Please send your queries or application (cover letter, CV, and names of potential references) to Drs. Doug Noll ( and Zhongming Liu (

Job Summary

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow position. The research fellow will be co-supervised by Drs. Doug Noll and Zhongming Liu and contribute to active projects funded by NIH. The research fellow will develop magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to investigate and modulate brain-gut interactions in both humans and animals. The research will involve development of pulse sequences and image reconstruction for contrast-enhanced MRI of the gut and functional MRI of the brain, in combination with concurrent electrophysiology and stimulation of the brain or/and the gut. The research fellow will have direct access to three research-dedicated MRI systems: two 3T GE MRI systems for humans and one 7T Agilent MRI system for small animals, equipment for electrophysiology, neuromodulation, and high-performance computing. The research fellow will be part of a robust research-active environment and engage in collaborative, interdisciplinary research with a number of MRI scientists, engineers, physiologists and physicians.

The position is available immediately and will remain open until it is filled. The position will last at least two years, with the possibility of extension for subsequent years. The salary will be commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications*

  • A Ph.D. in engineering, physics, neuroscience, or a related field.
  • Prior experience in MRI physics, pulse sequence, image and signal processing
  • Demonstrated programming skills with C/C++, Matlab, or Python
  • Publication record, written communication abilities and interpersonal skills

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