Research Laboratory Technician

Applicants are invited to apply for the position of Research Lab Tech to support work in the Laboratory for Structural, Physiologic and Functional Imaging in the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Training will be provided to develop proficiency in operating a MRI scanner to assist researchers in the acquisition of data from specimens and human subjects. Duties include acquiring images from human subjects, processing, archiving and performing analysis of image data from the scanners, and maintaining related records for several NIH-funded imaging studies.

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, or equivalent area of study and 0 to 1 year of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Familiarity with personal computers and their operating systems, including Microsoft Office or other word processing and spreadsheet programs. Experience with computer systems management and MATLAB programming. The successful candidate has the necessary interpersonal skills to work effectively with faculty and other members of the laboratory. This position will provide opportunities for contributing to publications and grant applications and would be ideal for someone considering a future application to graduate or medical school.

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Postdoctoral Positions in Medical Imaging

Postdoctoral positions in medical imaging with focus on magnetic resonance imaging are available in the Laboratory for Structural, Physiologic and Functional Imaging in the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center.

Expected activities center on the further development and translation to studies in patients by means of quantitative MRI procedures. Areas of concentration include the study of neurometabolism, vascular reactivity in the peripheral vascular system as well as investigations focusing on mineralized tissues of the musculoskeletal system. Candidates should have an advanced degree (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.) in physics, physical chemistry, biomedical engineering, or electrical/electronic engineering and strong research record as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates with hands-on MRI laboratory experience including pulse-sequence design, image reconstruction, processing and analysis are preferred but candidates with experience in other fields of imaging will be considered as well.

Further, the positions require significant interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with physicians and medical staff and willingness and ability to assume a leading role in translational patient studies.  The ideal candidate is a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with experience in medical imaging. All positions are funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health.

The Department of Radiology's Center for Advanced MR Imaging and Spectroscopy (CAMRIS) accommodates multiple whole-body MRI research scanners operating at 1.5, 3 and 7T field strengths, designed for patient related research, as well as various small-bore systems for specimen and animal studies ranging from 4.7 to 9.4T field strength.  

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and candidates of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants are requested to submit their curriculum vitae along with three letters of recommendation as attachments to email to:

Felix W. Wehrli, Ph.D.
Director, Laboratory for Structural NMR Imaging
Department of Radiology
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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