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    adesp Associate Director for Extramural Science Programs

    Associate Director for Extramural Science Programs

    POSITION: The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the challenging position of Associate Director for Extramural Science Programs, NIBIB. The NIBIB conducts national and international programs in the development and application of medical technologies through research, training, and health information dissemination. The NIBIB supports these activities in hundreds of extramural laboratories and clinics throughout the United States and in the NIBIB's intramural facilities in Bethesda, Maryland.

    The Associate Director for Extramural Science Programs guides the direction of NIBIB science through new research initiatives and managing research grant, cooperative agreements, and training programs that support the mission of NIBIB. The Associate Director works closely with the NIBIB Director in shaping the direction of the Institute through strategic planning priority setting, and coordination of resources to implement these plans and priorities. This position offers a unique leadership opportunity for an exceptional scientist to have a national impact, serving as the NIBIB’s authoritative source on extramural scientific programs; management of extramural research funding; management of the business and non-programmatic areas of grants administration; coordination and oversight of business-related activities associated with the negotiation award, and administration of grants and cooperative agreements within NIBIB; and planning and execution of initial scientific and technical reviews conducted within the NIBIB. The Associate Director has the authority to address and respond to issues that affect the development, implementation, management, and review of NIBIB’s extramural scientific programs and activities, while successfully directing the Extramural Science Programs. The Associate Director has the opportunity to work collaboratively across the NIH, with other federal agencies, and with key stakeholders and organizations to further the Institute’s mission and priorities

    LOCATION: This position is in Bethesda, Maryland.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences, physical sciences or engineering with broad senior-level research experience and experience in direct administration of a research program. Applicants should be known and respected within the scientific community, both nationally and internationally, as distinguished individuals committed to scientific excellence and having strong administrative capability. Candidates should have demonstrated leadership and organizational skills and have experience serving as a spokesperson; planning, assessing, and analyzing program objectives; and resolving operational problems and issues. Candidates should also have proven ability to manage financial and human resources including building, motivating, and maintaining a culturally diverse staff.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS:  The Associate Director for Extramural Science Programs, will be appointed at a salary commensurate with his/her/their qualifications and experience. A recruitment or relocation bonus may be available, and relocation expenses may be paid. Full federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401K equivalent) will be provided. The successful candidate is subject to a background investigation and public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

    Please read the following guidance on Selective Service requirements. 

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, with no discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.  The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. 

    STANDARDS OF CONDUCT/FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: The NIH inspires public confidence in our science by maintaining high ethical principles. NIH employees are subject to federal government-wide regulations and statutes as well as agency-specific regulations described at the NIH Ethics website. We encourage you to review this information. The position is subject to a background investigation and requires the incumbent to complete a public financial disclosure report prior to the effective date of the appointment.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION:  Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is equivalent to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. We will only accept the completed foreign education evaluation. For more information on Foreign Education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment. 

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: NIH provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    How to Apply:  
    Applicants must submit the following documents:

    • Current Curriculum Vitae
    • Copy of advanced degree
    • Bibliography
    • Full contact details for three references
    • Vision statement (not to exceed two pages)
    • Statement that addresses the specific qualification requirements (not to exceed two pages)
    • Statement indicating how you have promoted equity, diversity and inclusion, and describing your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research (not to exceed two pages)

    Applications must be sent to NIBIB-Recruitment@nih.gov with the subject Line:  “Associate Director, ESP.” Applications are due by July 12, 2022, 11:59 p.m. to be considered.

    You may contact Lynn Hellinger with questions and for more information about this vacancy at the above email address.

    DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR BIRTH DATE OR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) ON APPLICATION MATERIALS
     
          DHHS, NIH and NIBIB are Equal Opportunity Employers 

    scientific-diversity-officerScientific Diversity Officer (SDO)

    Scientific Diversity Officer (SDO)

    Position Overview

    The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering is seeking an outstanding individual for the senior-level position of Scientific Diversity Officer in the Office of the Director to help shape the Institute’s vision for and lead its efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this role, the Scientific Diversity Officer (SDO) is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of diversity programs and initiatives with an emphasis on the extramural research portfolio, serves as the primary scientific diversity liaison and contact point for the extramural program for interactions within and outside the NIH, and continually assesses and provides guidance and advice to NIBIB leadership that fosters diversity in the funding of extramural research. The SDO organizes and conducts trainings, workshops, conferences, symposia, or similar activities to support diversity objectives, facilitates communication and collaboration among investigators, and recruits a diverse group of researchers to the field. The SDO also provides guidance and serves as a technical authority on health disparities and health equity research across NIBIB’s programs. This position reports directly to the Institute’s Director, Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D.

    The SDO works in collaboration with the NIBIB Associate Director for Scientific Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (AD/SDEI), currently under recruitment) to serve as technical advisors to Institute leadership on fostering and enhancing broad diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across the NIBIB workforce. The AD/SDEI employs evidence-driven approaches to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion with an emphasis on NIBIB’s intramural research program and leads the recruitment of diverse biomedical imaging and bioengineering talent to NIBIB research laboratories. Together, the SDO and AD/SDEI advise and support Institute leadership in developing and achieving diversity goals and represent NIBIB in agency-wide and other initiatives.

    How to Apply

    Applications for the position must be submitted through USAJobs.gov under the “Scientific Diversity Officer” listing for either current Federal employees (apply here) or members of the public (apply here). The listing is open to applications from March 16, 2022 and will close on March 25, 2022. Applications will be accepted from individuals applying under the Social Science (0101) or General Health Science (0601) position categories. An advanced degree (e.g. Ph.D., M.D., etc.) is not required for this position. 

    Those who are interested may contact:
    C. Taylor Gilliland, Ph.D.
    Senior Advisor for Innovation Programs
    Office of the Director
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
    c.gilliland@nih.gov 

     

    program-director-division-of-health-informatics-technologiesProgram Director Position: Division of Health Informatics Technologies

    Program Director Position: Division of Health Informatics Technologies

    The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is seeking a creative, energetic and dedicated individual for the  position of a Program Director in the Division of Health Informatics Technologies (DHIT).  The responsibilities of the position include: leading all aspects of scientific program management including interacting with potential applicants, recommendation of applications for funding, management of funded grants and awards, outreach, portfolio analysis, program evaluation, identification of critical gaps and development of initiatives and measures to address these. The scientific focus will be on managing a biomedical technologies portfolio in point-of-care technologies, medical devices, digital health, and other related areas within DHIT portfolios.  

    The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Biomedical Engineering/Bioengineering or a related field, an established record of outstanding research accomplishments, scientific leadership and service within the community of scientists, health professionals, industry and others interested in the advancement of biomedical technologies and data science.  Strong analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communication skills are essential for success in this detail position. Program experience, especially in technology development program, is preferred but not required.

    The Program Director will be exposed to a broad range of scientific program areas in biomedical engineering and bioinformatics and will learn about the exciting work and advances in these fields while contributing to NIBIB’s technology development efforts. The Program Director will interact with investigators and trainees from universities across the country as well as colleagues in Program, Scientific Review and Grants Management within the IC and across the NIH.

    Those who are interested should contact:

    Behrouz Shabestari, Ph.D.
    Acting Director, Division of Health Informatics Technologies
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
    (301) 271-7701

    Applications for the position may be submitted through usajobs.gov under the “Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer)” listing. The listing is scheduled to open to applications on January 18, 2022, and close on January 27, 2022. Applicants submitting applications for this position are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Erim directly to indicate their interest. More about global recruitment and tips for applicants can be found on this FAQ page.

    program-director-training-divisionProgram Director Position: NIBIB Training Division

    Program Director Position: NIBIB Training Division

    The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is seeking a creative, energetic and dedicated individual for a Program Director position in the Division of Interdisciplinary Training (DIDT).  The responsibilities of the position include: all aspects of training grant management including interacting with potential applicants, recommendation of applications for funding, management of funded grants and awards, outreach, portfolio analysis, program evaluation, identification of critical gaps and development of initiatives and measures to address these.  The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering, several years of professional experience beyond postdoctoral studies, and a genuine interest in the advancement of biomedical technologies and workforce development.  Strong analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and written and oral communication skills are essential for success in this position.

    The mission of the NIBIB is to improve human health by supporting the development of cutting-edge technologies and computational methods in Biomedical imaging and Bioengineering. NIBIB’s Division of Interdisciplinary Training aims to prepare a future workforce that can accomplish this mission. DIDT uses existing NIH training programs and develops creative and flexible new programs to target various career levels.  DIDT aims to identify and fill critical gaps in biomedical imaging and bioengineering training, while enhancing the participation of underrepresented populations in the scientific workforce.

    If you are interested or have any questions, please contact:

    Zeynep Erim, Ph.D.
    Director, Division of Interdisciplinary Training National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
    (301) 451-4797

    Applications for the position may be submitted through usajobs.gov under the “Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer)” listing. The listing is scheduled to open to applications on January 18, 2022, and close on January 27, 2022. Applicants submitting applications for this position are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Erim directly to indicate their interest. More about global recruitment and tips for applicants can be found on this FAQ page.

    health-scientist-administratorHealth Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer)

    Health Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer)

    Position Overview

    The NIBIB is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Health Scientist Administrator (Scientific Review Officer) within the Office of Scientific Review (OSR) in the Division of Extramural Activities (DEA). The OSR is responsible for the initial scientific and technical merit review of grant applications and contract proposals submitted to NIBIB. This first level of review is carried out by a Scientific Review Group (SRG, or review panel) composed primarily of non-federal scientists who have expertise in relevant scientific disciplines and current research areas. Each SRG is led by a Scientific Review Officer (SRO).
     
    The SRO is an extramural staff scientist and the Designated Federal Official responsible for ensuring that each application or contract proposal receives an objective and fair technical and scientific peer review, and that all applicable laws, regulations, and policies are followed. The hired individual will primarily manage the peer review of grant applications that address NIBIB-specific needs, including research grants (e.g., R01, R21, R33, R34, R61), cooperative agreements (e.g., U01, U54), center grants (P41), research career awards (Ks), and institutional training grants (T32), scientific conference support (R13), in response to NIBIB-initiated as well as Common Fund RFAs and PARs. These reviews will be conducted by convened Special Emphasis Panel review meetings for which groups of reviewers with specific expertise are invited to evaluate groups of applications. The hired individual will conduct initial planning for scientific peer review, including working with NIBIB Program Staff in the development of funding opportunity announcements (FOA) and maintain the core values of peer review (expert assessment, transparency, impartiality, fairness, confidentiality, integrity, and efficiency). The hired individual will coordinate instructional pre-review meeting teleconferences with reviewers, will formulate and guide peer review strategies for new or unusual FOAs, will coordinate review activities with Office of Committee Management and Grants Management and may participate in outreach efforts for the community.
     
    Competitive candidates will possess a doctoral degree and/or postdoctoral experience in research and development of biomedical imaging and bioengineering or a related field.
     
    Qualifications

    Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree from an accredited college university. Knowledge of the NIH peer review process will be a plus.
     
    How to Apply

    The vacancy announcements will be posted on the NIBIB Internet at Career opportunities at NIBIB. A formal application through the next NIH global announcement will be necessary (posted in USA Jobs opening on January 18-27, 2022). For additional information about these positions, please contact Manana Sukhareva sukharem@mail.nih.gov, Director of the Office of Scientific Review.
     
    The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

     

    director-nih-center-for-biomedical-engineering-and-technology-accelerationDirector, NIH Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology Acceleration (BETA) and Associate Director for Scientific Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Director, NIH Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology Acceleration (BETA) and Associate Director for Scientific Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) seeks to identify an outstanding Director to lead a new trans-NIH Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology Acceleration (BETA), located in Bethesda, MD. NIH BETA will accelerate the development, validation, and dissemination of high-impact biomedical technologies to address urgent national and global health needs. The Director will work closely with NIBIB/NIH leadership and the NIH community to establish NIH BETA as a new campus model for accelerating technology-driven interdisciplinary research and clinical translation. In addition to playing a key role in the design of NIH BETA, the Director will provide overall executive direction, coordination, and scientific leadership of the Center. NIH BETA will be housed within NIBIB’s Intramural Research Program and comprise researchers with specialized expertise in critical areas such as biomedical imaging, biosensing, engineered/synthetic biology, nano/biomaterials, artificial intelligence, modeling, computation, and informatics. 

    Central to NIH BETA’s mission will be employing evidence-driven approaches to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion within NIBIB’s Intramural Research Program and serving as a model for recruiting diverse biomedical engineering talent to NIH. As such, the Center Director will also serve as NIBIB’s Associate Director for Scientific Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as part of NIH’s UNITE initiative, whose aims are to improve NIH’s culture and structure for equity, inclusion and excellence; to remove barriers to professional growth for staff from diverse backgrounds; and to track, advance, and coordinate NIBIB’s efforts to increase diversity. In this role, the Associate Director will advise and support NIBIB senior leadership and staff in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs to achieve the Institute’s goals for diversity and help represent NIBIB in agency-wide initiatives.

    See the full job description and details on how to apply. 

    postdoctoral-fellow-mechanobiologyPostdoctoral Fellow Position in the NIBIB’s Section on Mechanobiology

    Postdoctoral Fellow Position in the NIBIB’s Section on Mechanobiology

    Fields: Mechanobiology, Biophysics, Engineering, High-resolution Imaging, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology

    Research Project Title: Mechanobiology of Self-Organization in Cancer

    Project Description:

    The NIBIB’s Section on Mechanobiology (https://www.nibib.nih.gov/labs-at-nibib/section-mechanobiology) at the National Institutes of Health is recruiting a Post-Doctoral Fellow. The focus of the Cartagena-Rivera lab the development and use of advanced Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) tools for cellular and tissue mechanics investigation. We seek to understand several important biological processes by applying physics and engineering principles, particularly: the molecular-mechanical regulation of the actomyosin cortex and glycocalyx of highly malignant cancers (including melanoma, breast, ovarian, and pancreatic); the structural-molecular-mechanical regulation of the solid tumor microenvironment for deciphering self-organization, morphogenesis, and growth in cancer biology; and the anisotropic mechanical properties of developmental and mature inner ear sensory and non-sensory epithelial tissues using a novel noncontact AFM approach.

    This position will work at the intersection of biophysics, engineering, mathematics, and molecular/cellular/developmental biology to study the mechanobiological regulation of cells and tissues during development and disease. Furthermore, will work on development of new Atomic Force Microscopy-based technologies to study fast multiparametric and multidimensional cellular and tissue processes, advances the state of the art AFM imaging methods for high spati-temporal and quantitative nanomechanical mapping. In addition, will work closely with collaborating cell biologist, geneticists, engineers, and byophysists within and outside the NIH.

    Qualifications: 

    The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in cellular biology, biophysics, biomedical or mechanical engineering, or related discipline, with some background in molecular cell biology and developmental biology. The candidate must demonstrate ability to work in a multidisciplinary and diverse team. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who has a demonstrated record of productivity and success in scientific and engineering projects. The candidate must have experience on cellular and tissue mechanics, tissue culture, AFM imaging, high-resolution optical imaging, and programming for data analysis (preferably Julia, Python, MATLAB, or R) and/or experimental devices control (preferably LabVIEW).

    Position Location:

    Bethesda, Maryland (NIH main campus)

    To Apply:

    Salary is determined by the NIH stipend level for Post-Doctoral Trainees and Fellows.Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, a maximum one-page summary of research interests, and names and contact details of three referees to Dr. Cartagena-Rivera by email at alexander.cartagena-rivera@nih.gov.

    post-doctoral-researcher-mriPost-Doctoral Research Position: Brain mapping using quantitative diffusion MRI

    Post-Doctoral Research Position: Brain mapping using quantitative diffusion MRI

    The Laboratory on Quantitative Medical Imaging (QMI) in the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is soliciting applications from post-doctoral level scientists interested in mapping morphological and structural features of the human brain using diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other quantitative MRI methods. QMI has a long-standing history of developing methods that increase accuracy and reproducibility of quantitative structural MRI studies with the goal of developing robust MRI-based biomarkers for both neurological and non-neurlogical clinical applications. For a general overview about QMI’s research projects and publications, please refer to https://www.nibib.nih.gov/labs-at-nibib/quantitative-medical-imaging.

    Resources:

    QMI is part of the larger MRI research community at NIH, which has active programs in clinical and preclinical research. Equipment available in the NIH MRI Research Facility includes 3T and 7T human scanners and 4.7T, 7T, 9.4T and 11.7T animal scanners. Recently, we procured a high-performance gradient insert for a GE 3T MRI system and a field camera will be available soon to monitor real k-space trajectories. We are developing a number of human brain imaging applications on this system. This will lead to the availability of data of unprecedented quality, both in-vivo and ex-vivo, that will open new avenues for the understanding of brain structure, architecture, perfusion dynamics, morphology, and physiology.

    We are involved in several collaborative clinical studies, including research that concentrates on multiple sclerosis, postnatal brain development and prematurity, tubulin-related disorders, and pre-surgical planning for focused ultrasound therapy in essential tremor.  

    Finally, we are creating high-quality anatomical atlases that could be used for the analysis of data available from large multicenter studies.

    Qualifications:

    • We are looking for a creative postdoctoral fellow who has a strong background in human brain anatomy and an interest in neuroimaging projects that involve building and annotating novel MRI brain atlases and analyzing the large datasets available from public repositories or data originating from the multiple ongoing clinical collaborations.
    • The candidates must have a Ph.D.  or an M.D., (or be in the final stages of achieving their degree) in area such as neurology, radiology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or a related discipline.
    • Previous work experience with common quantitative structural MRI techniques, such as diffusion MRI, perfusion MRI, and relaxometry is desirable.
    • Familiarity with at least one programming or scripting language such as C/C++, Matlab, Python, and R, as well as familiarity with existing neuroimaging tools such as Freesurfer, AFNI, FSL  is desirable.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

    Position includes salary and benefits commensurate with NIH guidelines for post-doctoral fellows. NIH is an equal opportunity employer.

    Location: Building 13, NIH main campus, Bethesda, MD.

    For more information, please contact Dr. Carlo Pierpaoli (pierpaoc@nih.gov) with a statement of interest, current CV, and the contact information of three references. The position will be open until filled.

    post-doctoral-researcher-neuroimagingPost-Doctoral Research Position: Statistical Methods for Neuroimaging Data Analysis

    Post-Doctoral Research Position: Statistical Methods for Neuroimaging Data Analysis

    The Laboratory on Quantitative Medical Imaging (QMI) in the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is soliciting applications from post-doctoral level scientists interested in the development and application of statistical methods for the analysis of quantitative data in neuroimaging (with emphasis on quantitative diffusion magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI).
    QMI has a long-standing history of developing methods that increase accuracy and reproducibility of quantitative structural MRI studies with the goal of developing robust MRI-based biomarkers for both neurological and non-neurological clinical applications. For a general overview about QMI’s research projects and publications, please refer to https://www.nibib.nih.gov/labs-at-nibib/quantitative-medical-imaging.

    Resources:

    QMI is part of the larger MRI research community at NIH, which has active programs in clinical and preclinical research. Equipment available in the NIH MRI Research Facility includes 3T and 7T human scanners and 4.7T, 7T, 9.4T and 11.7T animal scanners. Recently, we procured a high-performance gradient insert for a GE 3T MRI system and a field camera will be available soon to monitor real k-space trajectories. We are developing a number of human brain imaging applications on this system. This will lead to the availability of data of unprecedented quality, both in-vivo and ex-vivo, that will open new avenues for the understanding of brain structure, architecture, perfusion dynamics, morphology, and physiology.

    We are involved in several collaborative clinical studies, including research that concentrates on  multiple sclerosis, postnatal brain development and prematurity, and pre-surgical planning for focused ultrasound therapy in essential tremor.  

    Finally, we are creating high-quality anatomical atlases that could be used for the analysis of data available from large multicenter studies.

    Qualifications:

    • We are looking for a creative postdoctoral fellow who has interest and expertise in the development and implementation of novel statistical methods for the analysis of quantitative MRI data by integrating classical statistical approaches (parametric and non-parametric tests, multiple comparison,  Bayesian inference, linear and non-linear mixed effects models, etc... ) and  machine learning strategies (supervised learning with Bayesian approaches; neural network-based, decision tree, and forest-based approaches;  unsupervised learning for feature representation; and  feature selection to determine most viable biomarkers).
    • Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or be in the final stages of achieving their degree) in an area such as mathematics, statistics, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, or a related discipline.
    • Previous work experience with common quantitative structural MRI techniques, such as diffusion MRI, perfusion MRI, and relaxometry is desirable.
    • Familiarity with at least one programming or scripting language such as C/C++, Matlab, Python, and R, as well as familiarity with existing neuroimaging tools such as Freesurfer, AFNI, FSL  is desirable.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

    Position includes salary and benefits commensurate with NIH guidelines for post-doctoral fellows. NIH is an equal opportunity employer.

    Location: Building 13, NIH main campus, Bethesda, MD.

    For more information, please contact Dr. Carlo Pierpaoli (pierpaoc@nih.gov) with a statement of interest, current CV, and the contact information of three references. The position will be open until filled.

    post-doctoral-researcher-diffusion-mriPost-Doctoral Research Position: Acquisition methods for diffusion MRI

    Post-Doctoral Research Position: Acquisition methods for diffusion MRI

    The Laboratory on Quantitative Medical Imaging (QMI) in the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is soliciting applications from post-doctoral level scientists with a strong background in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) physics and pulse-sequence programming who are interested in developing novel MRI acquisition methods that would increase accuracy and reproducibility of quantitative structural MRI studies with the goal of developing robust MRI-based biomarkers for both neurological and non-neurological clinical applications. For a general overview about QMI’s research projects and publications, please refer to https://www.nibib.nih.gov/labs-at-nibib/quantitative-medical-imaging.

    Resources:

    QMI is part of the larger MRI research community at NIH, which has active programs in clinical and preclinical research. Equipment available in the NIH MRI Research Facility includes a number of 3T and 7T human scanners and 4.7T, 7T, 9.4T and 11.7T animal scanners. In particular, we procured a high-performance gradient insert coil that is interfaced with a GE 3T MRI system. A field camera will be available soon to monitor real k-space trajectories. We are developing a number of human brain imaging applications on this system. QMI’s primary research focus lies in the field of diffusion MRI, but integration of other quantitative MRI techniques for multimodality assessment of tissue structure/architecture is of great interest to our program.

    The optimization of MRI data acquisition using this high-performance gradient insert coil in conjunction with information obtained from the dynamic field camera will lead to the availability of data of unprecedented quality that will open new avenues for the investigation of tissue structure, architecture, perfusion dynamics, morphology, and physiology.

    Qualifications:

    The successful candidate will be working in a multidisciplinary environment, coordinating his/her research effort in MRI acquisition and reconstruction with other team members involved in the development of post-processing and analysis methods, as well as with neuroscientists and clinicians, with the goal of building reliable acquisition and post-processing tools for clinically translatable applications.  

    • We are looking for a creative postdoctoral fellow aiming to work on original interdisciplinary research projects.
    • The candidate must have or must be in the final stages of achieving a Ph.D.  in a relevant area such as physics, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or a related discipline.
    • Expertise in MRI pulse sequence programming, with preference for GE and Philips systems, is required.
    • Prior experience with diffusion MRI pulse sequences is desirable, and interest to learn about less conventional diffusion MRI acquisitions is important.
    • Familiarity with at least one programming or scripting language such as C/C++, Matlab and Python is desirable, as well as familiarity with Linux.

    Previous work experience with common quantitative structural MRI techniques, such as diffusion MRI, perfusion MRI, and relaxometry is desirable.

    Position includes salary and benefits commensurate with NIH guidelines for post-doctoral fellows. NIH is an equal opportunity employer.

    Location: Building 13, NIH main campus, Bethesda, MD.

    For more information, please contact Dr. Carlo Pierpaoli (pierpaoc@nih.gov) with a statement of interest, current CV, and the contact information of three references. The position will remain available until filled.

    research-and-clinical-fellowshipsResearch and Clinical Fellowships in the Imaging Sciences Training Program

    Research and Clinical Fellowships in the Imaging Sciences Training Program

    The Imaging Sciences Training Program (ISTP), at the National Institutes of Health, jointly sponsored by Radiology and Imaging Sciences (RAD) in the Clinical Center and the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), is accepting applications for one to two-year fellowship positions on a rolling admission basis. This program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who plan a research career in imaging and biomedical sciences.

    This ISTP provides opportunities in clinical, translational and basic imaging research available in Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography, Interventional Radiology Laboratory and Molecular and Cellular Imaging. The program spans research in all aspects of clinical and basic imaging sciences. Applicants can choose to work in research areas including: neuroimaging, interventional, oncological, vascular, metabolic imaging and computer-aided diagnosis using various imaging techniques. There are bench-to-bedside research opportunities in MRI/MRS, MR microscopy, PET radiochemistry, contrast agent development, cellular and molecular imaging, high intensity focused ultrasound, and targeted drug delivery, and innovative image processing and visualization algorithms. Qualified applicants will also be able to have clinical exposure to a unique research patient population found at the NIH. Fellows in the ISTP will have access to state-of-the-art imaging and computer facilities dedicated to research found in the Clinical Center, In Vivo NMR Research Center, and various basic science laboratories. Collaboration with imaging scientists on the NIH campus will be encouraged.

    Applicants should hold an MD, MD/PhD or PhD degree and should have completed training in radiology, nuclear medicine, biomedical engineering or a related area of the imaging sciences. Applications from individuals currently in U.S. residency programs may also be considered for research fellowship positions. Foreign graduates can also be considered for the Fogarty Visiting Fellows Program. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required for this full-time equivalent appointment. Salary will vary depending upon qualifications including number of years of post-residency or graduate training. NIH also provides a generous benefits package. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

    Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, at least three letters of reference and a preliminary statement concerning their area of research interest to:

    Dr. Joseph A. Frank
    c/o Ms. Cassandra Smith
    Radiology and Imaging Sciences
    Building 10 Room B1N256
    10 Center Drive MSC 1074
    Bethesda, Maryland 20892-1074
    E-mail: smithc4@cc.nih.gov

    Additional information can be found at the Imaging Sciences Training Program website.

    NIH is an equal opportunity employer.

    postdoctoral-fellow-position-nih-nibib-iesPostdoctoral Fellow Position at NIH-NIBIB-IES

    Postdoctoral Fellow Position at NIH-NIBIB-IES

    Field: Immunology, Epigenetics, Regenerative Medicine, Trauma Medicine

    Research Project Title: Genetic Understanding and Manipulation of Immune Responses to Biomaterials

    Position Description: The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is seeking candidates for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position in the Intramural Research Program, in the Section on Immuno-Engineering.

    This position will work at the intersection of immunology and engineering to analyze biological responses to medical device implantation and develop new technologies to promote device integration and tissue regeneration. Work will focus on characterizing immune responses to materials with the opportunity to work with next-generation high-color flow cytometers and the vast microscopy knowledge available at NIBIB.  Will also work closely with collaborating immunologists in other NIH institutes and with muscle trauma researchers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, who will help with functional regeneration testing. The Section on Immuno-Engineering focuses on immune reactions to medical devices and regenerative therapeutics to determine biologic mechanisms of immune responses to biomaterials in order to   then leverage/modulate those to promote device integration and tissue regeneration. Candidates would be responsible for conducting studies to understand the basic molecular mechanisms of the local and systemic immune response to biomaterials and medical devices, focusing on innate immune activation and differentiation.

    Qualifications: The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Immunology, or related discipline. The applicant must display strong technical experience with bisulfite sequencing and/or ChIP-sequencing, along with exposure standard techniques such as qRT-PCR and flow cytometry. Experience with animal modeling is preferred. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research, any interested applicants should be open to learning new techniques, especially in the field of trauma medicine and biomaterial therapeutics.

    To Apply: Interested applicants should send their CV along with a one-page research statement (past/current/future) and the names and email addresses of 3 references to Dr. Kaitlyn Sadtler at kaitlyn.sadtler@nih.gov.

    Position includes salary and benefits in line with NIH standard levels for postdoctoral fellows.

    The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

    CONTACT: Dr. Kaitlyn Sadtler, PhD