Staff Scientist for High Field Small Animal MRI

North America
US Dollars
Jun 12, 2018
Aug 11, 2018
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Full Time

With nation-wide responsibility for improving the health and well-being of all Americans, the Department of Health and Human Services oversees the biomedical research programs of the National Institutes of Health and those of NIH’s research Institutes. 

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Division of Intramural Research, Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging (LFMI), is currently searching for an outstanding MRI Physicist to fill a Staff Scientist vacancy associated with research in small animal models employing its 7 T/30 cm and 11.7T/30 cm small animal MRI systems. Primary responsibilities include helping to maintain these systems, train users, and implementing state-of-the-art MRI pulse sequences, stimulation paradigms and MRI data processing solutions to conduct MRI research on small animal models, including rodents and nonhuman primates. Active support of and collaboration with other researchers within LFMI and the NIH is expected.

Salary is very competitive and commensurate with experience. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. and significant postdoctoral experience developing state-of-the-art MRI pulse sequences and imaging processing software for high field MRI. Experience in working with small animal models, in particular with nonhuman primates, is required. In addition, experience developing MRI detectors and operating and maintaining small animal MRI scanners is highly desirable. 

LFMI ( is part of the NIH MRI Research Facility at NIH, which has active programs in clinical as well as research imaging of the brain. Other equipment available in the NIH MRI Research Facility includes a number of 3T, 7T and 11.7T human scanners, and 4.7 T, 7 T, 9.4 T and 11.7 T animal scanners. One of the major goals of LFMI is to extend the state-of-the-art in MRI of the brain in both human and animal models.

To apply, interested applicants should send their CV and have three letters of reference sent to Search for MRI Scientist, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 10 Center Drive, Bldg. 10, Rm. B1D728, MSC 1065, Bethesda, MD 20892, or by e-mail to Kathy Ireland-Pardini (  Application review will start July 1, 2018 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.   

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. All employees are subject to a background investigation.