Postdoctoral Positions in Pulmonary and Hyperpolarized Gas MRI

The Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research (CPIR, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) seeks to hire multiple Postdoctoral Fellows in lung MRI research. Selected candidates will work with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, pulmonologists, and MR scientists to quantify lung structure and function in humans and mouse models of lung diseases, using ultra-short echo-time (UTE) 1H and hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI. Research focuses in the CPIR include MR sequence development, normal lung development and structure-function relationships in a variety of diseases including asthma, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease and neonatal lung disorders. Dedicated research instrumentation includes a 7T Bruker BioSpin preclinical scanner, a 1.5T and two 3T Philips clinical scanners, and a unique 22-cm bore 1.5T neonatal scanner. We also have access to a world-class and fully staffed engineering laboratory, capable of rapidly designing and fabricating a wide range of RF coils and related MR hardware.

Candidates with strong backgrounds in magnetic resonance—EPR, NMR, spin exchange, or MRI—and a PhD in a relevant discipline (engineering, physics, medical physics, chemistry, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will also possess expertise in one or more of the following: pulse programming, image reconstruction/analysis, scientific computing (MATLAB, C++, etc.), hardware design, in vivo imaging/spectroscopy, or hyperpolarized media. To apply, provide the following materials as a single PDF: cover letter stating research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, contact information of 3 references, and reprints of up to 2 peer-reviewed publications. Correspondence and inquiries should be sent to Zackary I. Cleveland, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Radiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatrics, and Biomedical Engineering at:


CCHMC is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members that consistently ranks #3 on the US News list of top Pediatric Hospitals, with the Pulmonary Division recently ranked #1. Researchers work collaboratively across divisions and specialties to address the greatest challenges in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our researchers to extend the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant scientific and technical breakthroughs.

Post-doctoral fellows at CCHMC are valued for their unique interests and strengths, and are supported through our Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development. Mentoring, compensation for moving expenses, support for international students, and training in grant writing are only a few of the features that set our program apart. Cincinnati Children’s is a respected part of the broader and vibrant Cincinnati community, which includes a thriving arts scene, affordable housing, numerous music and food festivals, college and professional sports teams, and opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.