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  • 2 postdoctoral positions available in quantitative cartilage andbone imaging at the University of California, San Francisco

    The Musculoskeletal Quantitative Imaging Research group at the
    University of California San Francisco has two opening for postdoctoral
    fellows to conduct musculoskeletal imaging research studies. The postdoc
    will be involved primarily in NIH-funded studies evaluating detection
    capabilities for early cartilage and bone disease using quantitative
    imaging. The combined use of imaging techniques along with mathematical
    modeling has made it possible to predict not only biochemical properties
    but also tissue mechanics in health and disease. In addition, combined
    use of other imaging modalities such as micro-computed tomography has
    broadened our horizon of achievable measures. These techniques have been
    implemented directly in human in vivo studies, in pathologies and
    diseases such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and lower back pain.
    Kinematics and kinetics of human movement during functional tasks allows
    for translational application to patient behavior. Combining imaging
    modalities along with motion analysis remains a priority at UCSF. The
    successful candidate will be anticipated to contribute directly to
    ongoing projects in terms of data acquisition and analysis, as well as
    develop related areas of interest. Previous MR experience is
    recommended, although not a prerequisite.

    *Facility:* Two research dedicated GE 3T MR system, a GE 7T whole body
    MR scanner, a Varian 7T animal MR, and 500MHz and 600MHz NMR
    spectrometers, a multi-detector Philips CT scanner devoted to full time
    research. Brand new VICON 10-camera motion analysis system, AMTI force
    platforms and Visual 3D post-processing methods available. In addition,
    a SCANCO micro-computed tomography system for specimen, SCANCO
    micro-computed tomography in vivo scanner and a Fourier Transform
    Infra-red Imaging system is available. Computer facilities are primarily
    UNIX, Macintosh, PC based and are extensively networked.

    Please visit our website at www.mqir.ucsf.edu
    for additional details.

    *Requirements:*

    Position #1: Candidates with imaging experience preferred, but not
    mandatory. Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Interest in translational
    research extending high field, quantitative MR imaging, in vivo ÁCT
    imaging and pushing the limits of available technology, required.
    Experience in laboratory work, including research on human subjects is
    desirable. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, be
    highly organized with extreme attention to detail, and must consistently
    meet deadlines.

    Position #2: A PhD degree in physics, biomedical engineering, or related
    field; background in MR physics and image processing; strong programming
    skills with C, C++, Matlab and IDL; strong communication skills in
    written and verbal English. Experience in pulse sequence programming or
    image processing algorithm development is a plus.

    Classification and salary will depend on the qualifications of the
    applicant consistent with NIH guidelines.

    *Postdoctoral Mentors: *

    Dr. Sharmila Majumdar, Ph.D.

    Vice Chair for Research, Professor, and

    Director Musculoskeletal and Quantitative Imaging Research Group (MQIR),

    Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF

    Professor Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, UCSF

    and Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

    Dr. Xiaojuan Li, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF

    Deptartment of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

    * *

    Interested applicants please send CVs directly to:

    Richard Souza, PhD, PT

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

    Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

    richard.souza@ucsf.edu

    UCSF is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and committed
    to a diverse workforce.


    --
    Richard B. Souza, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
    Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Director of Research, UCSF Human Performance Center
    email: richard.souza@ucsf.edu
    lab website: http://mqir.ucsf.edu/
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