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Post-Doctoral Associate - Spectroscopy Brain Cancer Research

University of Minnesota

Job Description

Duties/Responsibilities
The Department of Radiology at the University of Minnesota seeks a scientist to join a collaborative research program developing software tools for acquiring and analyzing MRS in brain cancer. The research will be conducted at the University's world-renowned Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR), in collaboration with colleagues from CMRR and other collaborating institutions.

Primary responsibility will be to test algorithms and sequences developed by other team members and acquire high-quality localized spectra from patients with brain tumors at 3 T. Additional responsibilities will be spectral processing, critical analysis of data quality, archiving data, summarizing results, preparing manuscript and presentations, interacting with other team members and collaborators, mentoring students, and pursuing research and other scholarly activities.


All required qualifications must be documented in your application materials.
Required:
  • PhD in physics, chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, computer science, neuroscience or similar field
  • Experience acquiring and analyzing magnetic resonance spectra or images
  • Track record of scientific publications

Preferred:
  • Experience in acquiring MRI or MRS data from human subjects
  • Experience acquiring and analyzing MR spectroscopy data
  • Commitment to team science and multi-departmental collaboration
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience working with research participants and/or clinical patients

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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