Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 08-17-2016

Posting Summary:
The Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, along with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, at the University of Virginia seeks a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. This position is responsible for the development of novel CMR pulse sequences and reconstruction techniques for rapid quantitative tissue mapping and first-pass myocardial perfusion imaging. The major projects in the lab are:

1) To develop advanced techniques for whole-heart quantitative CMR myocardial perfusion imaging and apply these techniques to study ischemic heart disease.

2) To develop rapid free-breathing self-gated techniques for fast acquisition of CMR images of function, perfusion, and myocardial scar.

3) To develop and apply novel T1 mapping techniques and other tissue characterization methods to improve the accuracy of assessing myocardial fibrosis.

These projects involve the implementation of advanced Cartesian and non-Cartesian pulse sequences, motion registration, and the development of parallel imaging/compressed sensing reconstruction techniques.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a closely related field by appointment start date and a minimum of two years' experience in the development and implementation of pulse sequences or image reconstruction techniques. Experience with the Siemens IDEA and ICE environments is preferred.

This position is restricted, with an initial two year appointment, and is contingent upon funding.

To apply, visit and search on Posting #0619401. Complete a Candidate Profile online; attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research interest and contact information for three references.

The position will remain open until filled.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Michael Salerno, MD PhD, via email at [email protected]

For further information about the application process, please contact Sally Jackson via email at [email protected] or via telephone at 434-982-6513.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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