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mkoff23
01-18-2009, 11:46 PM
A full-time Research Fellow position available in the Department of Radiology and Imaging - MRI, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

The research fellow will assist in work focusing primarily on quantitative MRI of articular cartilage during osteoarthritis and post-surgical evaluation: T2 mapping, T1rho mapping, cartilage thickness, cartilage volume. The research fellow will also assist in imaging studies which investigate pediatric physeal growth plate disruptions, damage to the knee meniscus, and imaging of anatomy around orthopedic implants and hardware.

The specific responsibilities for this position include: data collection, processing, analysis and management, manuscript preparation, specimen preparation, and assisting in the evaluation and optimization of MRI pulse sequences.

A minimum of a B.S. in biomedical engineering or closely related field is required, a masters degree is desired. The candidate should communicate well orally, in writing and presentations. Individuals with a strong interest in the field of MR orthopedic imaging and human subjects research are encouraged to apply. Experience with MATLAB and/or medical imaging is a plus.

The candidate will work in a clinical environment, as well as with researchers in the Research Division at HSS. The candidate will work directly with Hollis Potter, MD and Matthew Koff, PhD and their collaborators that include biomedical engineers, orthopedic surgeons, computer scientists, MRI physicists and engineers. The candidate should be a highly motivated individual, capable of working both independently and as part of the larger research team.
The appointment will start immediately and will be for one year initially, with a possible extension for exceptional candidates.

As an equal opportunity employer, HSS seeks qualified candidates for all posted employment opportunities without regard of race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability or veteran status.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter including 3 references and curriculum vitae to:

Hollis Potter, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery
Department of Radiology and Imaging
New York, NY 10021

For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nina Tufaro
Telephone (212) 774-2103

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Matthew F. Koff, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist
Department of Radiology & Imaging
Hospital for Special Surgery
tel: 212-774-2103