Donnerstag, 23. April 2009

MRI staff scientist position in Gainesville, FL

The Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (AMRIS) Facility seeks an MR imaging scientist or engineer for the permanent research staff position of Coordinator of Research Programs and Services in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Physical Sciences or Engineering, with a demonstrated expertise in techniques and applications of high field MR imaging. Previous experience in pulse sequence design and implementation is desirable. Experience working with live animals is especially welcome.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide support to scientists at the University of Florida who use the facility as well as the external user program supported by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL). This position offers unique opportunities to contribute to the development of the MR imaging program at AMRIS and the NHMFL by conducting independent and collaborative research projects. The position will be based in Gainesville, but as there is a close relationship with the NMR Spectroscopy and Imaging Program at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, occasional travel will be expected. Ongoing research in the facility includes development of novel, primarily diffusion-based techniques for magnetic resonance microscopy, the investigation of novel contrast agents at ultra-high magnetic field, and implementation and maintenance of standard imaging protocols, including cardiac imaging and fMRI. Candidates with an interest in in vivo NMR, in the development of novel methods and/or instrumentation are especially encouraged to apply.

As part of its MR imaging capabilities, AMRIS currently houses a 3T 16 channel Phillips whole body system, a 4.7T 30 cm Bruker Scanner, an 11T 40cm Bruker Scanner, and a 17.6T 8.9cm Bruker System. A 21T 10.4cm Bruker system is housed at the NHMFL facility in Tallahassee. At the end of 2009 the 11T magnet will undergo a system upgrade.

Specific job requirements:

Responsible for coordinating, scheduling and ensuring proper utilization of research facilities.
Recommend and implement operating policies and procedures in the AMRIS facility.
Keep abreast of current developments and ensures compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
Plan and participate in research projects.
Direct and modify research plans.
Develop methods and techniques for, and evaluate results of, experiments or studies.
Prepare and review manuscripts for publication and presentations at scientific meetings.
May serve as liaison between the AMRIS facility and outside agencies and the general public.

For additional information on applying, please contact Dr. Joanna R. Long at or Dr. Glenn Walter at Applications will be evaluated beginning April 30, 2009. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.