Research Associate, Radiology

An established PET/MRI research program, in the Department of Radiology at the Case Western Research University School of Medicine is seeking a Research Associate to carry out complex research assignments of a non-routine nature.  The qualified candidate will, under limited supervision, participate in discovery-based development, testing, and validation of new methodologies for predicting radiation absorption by tissue using MRI. The research involves working with Raymond Muzic and Bryan Traughber and the CWRU Quantitative Imaging Laboratory (QIL) in a translational research environment.


Responsibilities of the position include design, optimize, and implement clinically practicable analysis methods for creating parametric image volumes.   The successful candidate will perform computer programming in MATLAB, C, C++ and/or other languages as well as data analysis using pattern recognition, machine learning, and other advanced methods.  The research will be planned and executed in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team including MR physicists, biomedical engineers, computer scientists, and physicians from the university, the hospital, and industry partners.  The successful candidate  must achieve and maintain training and credentials for the research including human subjects research, as well as conduct literature searches, prepare manuscripts and invention disclosures, and contribute data for grant proposals.  He/she may also present research methods and scientific findings at conferences.

The successful candidate will have strong knowledge and understanding of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of medical imaging including, MRI, CT, and PET.  The candidate must also have significant experience and skills in computer programming including, especially MATLAB, for data, image acquisition and analysis, as well as the ability to develop, optimize, and perform data collection using using machine learning and other methods. Familiarity with policies and procedures of human subjects research and and the operation of laboratory equipment including MRI scanners is preferred.  A PhD or MD/PhD in engineering, physics, or related field with 0 to 7 years of experience is preferred.

The work will be perfomed in a translational research program which includes office, clinical, and laboratory environments. This includes working in and around strong magnetic fields (MRI) and radiation (e.g. PET).  Occasional travel to visit the industrial partner and for attending scientific conferences.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to

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