Postdoctoral Positions in Medical Imaging

Two postdoctoral positions in medical imaging with a focus on magnetic resonance imaging are available in the Laboratory for Structural, Physiologic and Functional Imaging (LSPFI) 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 applications of new quantitative imaging methods to neurometabolism, vascular reactivity in the peripheral vascular system blood oxygenation and whole-organ oxygen consumption, 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 a 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. 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 women and applicants of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens, non-citizen U.S. nationals, or those lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Support for one position will be derived solely from a National Institutes of Health T32 Training Grant; candidates must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status ("green card" holders) for a T32 appointment.

Applicants are requested to submit via email:

  • 1) a curriculum vitae
  • 2) a brief cover letter outlining research interests, experience, qualifications
  • 3) a list of of 3 references with contact information, to:

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