Research Faculty, 12 Month Salaried (NHMFL)

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Job Title: Research Faculty, 12 Month Salaried (NHMFL)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 49050

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL)

The MagLab is the world's premier magnet laboratory with state-of-the-art high magnetic field facilities and has a history in development and application of ultra-high field NMR and MRI/S magnets and instrumentation. The MR User Facility host hundreds of users from around the world each year.

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The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) has an opening for an MRI-oriented Research Faculty. Level will be commensurate with experience. Under the general supervision of the Director of the MRI User Program, the primary goal of this Faculty will be to evaluate the benefits of in vivo MRI at ultra-high magnetic field (up to 21.1 T and beyond) using rodent models; the scientist may also partake of in-cell and materials-oriented research projects involving MRI, MRS, and diffusion-based measurements. The position is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of rapidly developing new research fields, and enjoy an outstanding infrastructure both in terms of engineering resources and scientific environment. Facilities at this NSF-funded user facility include a record high MRI system based on a 21.1-T, 105-mm magnet, and a Bruker Avance III console; access to the Lab’s brand new 35.2-T MR system and Bruker Neo console is also envisioned. An animal facility is conveniently situated within the MR facility.
The incumbent will have the opportunity to collaborate with national and international users, apply for grant opportunities, publish and pursue individual research objectives, and participate in national and international organizations and conferences.More specifically, the Research Faculty member will be responsible for technical and academic support for the external scientists using the MagLab’s unique capabilities, including project/protocol design, planning, and successful execution of collaborative work. The Research Faculty is also expected to be actively engaged in the recruitment of MRI users to the MagLab facility.The Research Faculty is expected to develop an independent research effort at the forefront of the MRI research, collaborate with internal and external users, and aid in developing state of the art sequences, probes, and magnets for MRI as a colleague of the MR, RF, and magnet engineering groups at the MagLab.


Ph.D. in an engineering discipline, applied physics/mathematics, or an area related to MRI with a demonstrated record of achievement in research.

  • Good writing skills.
  • Track record in publications.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary research environment.
  • Possess collegiality and the ability to contribute as a team player.
  • Knowledgeable in MRI physics and have experience in developing MRS/MRI pulse sequences, image reconstruction, post-processing methods, and thorough understanding of factors that affect MR image quality.

Applicants must upload their curriculum vitae and cover letter describing research experience and interest in the position with the online application.

    Experience in rodent in vivo MRI and experience with independently writing grant proposals. Strong programming background in MR pulse sequencing (with experience in rodent MRI and with Bruker scanners) and in spectral/image post-processing. Design and development of animal protocols for a variety of MRI in vivo studies (structural, metabolic, and functional 1H imaging as well as heteronuclear imaging of spin-1/2 and quadrupolar nuclei) also are highly desired.
Contact Info

For additional information, please contact:
Ms. Bettina Roberson, 850-644-0855, [email protected]
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University,
1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310-2740

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Applicants must upload their curriculum vitae and cover letter describing research experience and interest in the position with the online application.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/9/2021
Application Due: 7/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time