Post Doctoral Research Associate - Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL

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Pre- or- Post-Doctoral Research Associates in MR Spectroscopy Development and Application
Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, IL, USA

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is seeking Pre- and Post-Doctoral Research Associates in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS). The successful candidate will develop two-dimensional MRS (such as JPRESS, L-COSY, and their variants) and spectral editing (such as MEGA-PRESS) techniques for measurement of glutamate, glutamine, GABA, glutathione and develop associated spectral quantification methods in research of psychiatric disorders and human body diseases in Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology. If interested, the candidate will also be involved in the on-going research projects using MRI, including magnetization transfer (MT) imaging, DTI, and fMRI. Training or experience in MR spectroscopy and/or imaging is a must. Strong MR physics background, computer programming skills (C, C++, and Matlab), and technical writing skills are desired. Experience in MR pulse sequence programming is a plus and experience on GE or Philips scanner is preferred but not required. The successful candidate must be a motivated MRS/MRI research physicist/scientist and capable of working independently.
The work will be performed on a recently installed GE MR750 3T human scanner (research dedicated), a Philips Achieva 3T human scanner, and a recently installed Agilent 9.4T 30 cm bore animal scanner. UIC also has one 9.4T human MR scanner for research and one additional new GE MR750 3T human scanner for clinical studies.

University of Illinois is an AA/EOE Employer.

Duties:
The successful candidate will develop two-dimensional MRS (such as JPRESS, L-COSY, and their variants) and spectral editing (such as MEGA-PRESS) techniques for measurement of glutamate, glutamine, GABA, glutathione and develop associated spectral quantification methods in research of psychiatric disorders and human body diseases in Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology. If interested, the candidate will also be involved in the on-going research projects using MRI, including magnetization transfer (MT) imaging, DTI, and fMRI.

Qualifications:
Candidates must be within 2 years of receiving, or have a Ph.D. in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy ( MRS ), with t raining or experience in MR spectroscopy and/or imaging is a must. Strong MR physics background, computer programming skills (C, C++, and Matlab), and technical writing skills are desired. Experience in MR pulse sequence programming is a plus and experience on GE or Philips scanner is preferred but not required.

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