MGH postdoc position in 7T (f)MRI brainstem imaging


Postdoctoral Opportunity at Mass General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

The Gordon Center for Medical Imaging (GCMI) in the Department of Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) in Boston, Massachusetts, has an opening for highly qualified individuals at the post-doctoral level to work on research related to multi-modal 7T (f)MRI imaging of the brainstem in aging under the mentorship of Dr. Heidi Jacobs . Within this NIA-funded RO1 project, relationships between emotional memory and autonomic tone will be investigated. This project involves dedicated imaging of the brainstem nuclei, high-resolution fMRI with physiological monitoring, HCP sequences for diffusion imaging and PET-imaging. Most of the work in this project will be performed at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.

The Department of Radiology at MGH is equipped with the first mobile PET/CT, the first brain PET/MRI, the first whole-body PET/MRI in the USA and several MRI scanners, including at ultra-high-field (a new 7T is expected in the summer). It is also equipped with a substantial large scale shared memory computing facility for parametric image analysis, tomographic reconstruction, Monte Carlo simulation, and other computationally intensive research applications.

Applicants must have obtained or anticipate soon receiving a Ph.D. in biomedical, computer or electrical engineering, medical physics, cognitive neuroscience or a related field. Strong analytical, quantitative and programming skills are essential (e.g., QSM, fMRI-physiological data analyses). Prior experience in medical imaging, signal/image processing, and physiological investigation is advantageous. The successful candidate will have joint appointments at MGH and HMS and will be closely interacting with the Harvard Aging Brain Study team, the HCP team and the high-field MRI group. If interested, please send your CV, letter describing interests, background, qualifications and 3 references (including contact details).

MGH & HMS are equal-opportunity, affirmative action employers. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Heidi Jacobs, Ph.D.

Instructor, GCMI

Gordon Center for Medical Imaging

MGH – Nashua 6606; Radiology, MGH

125 Nashua Street Street

Boston, MA 02114

See also: [job number 3091900]