Postdoctoral Research Associate - Radiology

companyWashington University In St. Louis School of Arts&Sciences
location1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/3/2024
Laboratory and Research
Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary

We are actively seeking highly motivated individuals with a passion for advancing MRI methods and applications. Our research lab, situated at the Washington University School of Medicine, is committed to developing innovative neuroimaging techniques for unraveling the complexities of the human brain's genetic and cellular microstructure and understanding their implications for brain function across various health conditions.

Our collaborative and multidisciplinary team of experts includes MRI physicists, computer scientists, radiologists, neuroscientists, and clinicians. Our lab is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including human 3T MRI scanners, a 3T human PET-MR scanner, a human 7T scanner, and a preclinical MRI and PET facility.

This NIH-funded position not only provides the chance to work on groundbreaking projects but also offers opportunities to learn from experts in diverse research areas. It can serve as a steppingstone for those looking to pursue a fulfilling career in academia or industry.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Advance and apply novel quantitative MRI-based techniques developed within our lab.
  • Work on projects focused on understanding brain function in healthy individuals, as well as those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other central nervous system diseases.
  • Perform image acquisition on MRI scanners, post-processing and analysis of imaging data utilizing established programs.
  • Develop innovative Deep Learning-based approaches for data analysis and MRI acquisition techniques.

Required Qualifications

We are seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic candidate who can work both independently and collaboratively. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research and make a meaningful impact in a vibrant scientific community.

Qualifications include:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, or a related field.
  • Experience with MRI and computer programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, or C/C++.

Preferred Qualifications

Machine learning, Siemens MRI sequence programming, and experience with preclinical MRI of small animal models.

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory and office environment.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit their application, including a CV, names and contact information of three references, and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and research interests, to Dmitriy A. Yablonskiy, PhD at YablonskiyD@wustl.edu. Dmitriy A. Yablonskiy - Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (wustl.edu).


If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailCandidateQuestions@wustl.eduor call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.