MR Imaging and Spectroscopy Research Staff Scientist position at the U.S. National High Magnetic Field Laboratory / University of Florida

The Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (AMRIS) Facility at UF seeks an MR imaging and spectroscopy scientist for the permanent research staff position of Core Research Facility Manager/Director for ≥ 11.74 Tesla vertical bore NMR/MRI instrumentation. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D., or equivalent, in Physical Sciences or Engineering, with a demonstrated experience and expertise in techniques and applications of high field MR imaging and spectroscopy. Previous experience in pulse sequence design and implementation as well as data processing is needed. Experience working with live animals is desirable.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with the staff of the AMRIS Facility to maintain optimal instrument performance and standard protocols for imaging and spectroscopy to provide support for researchers at the University of Florida as well as external users through the NSF-funded National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) users program. This position offers unique opportunities to contribute to the development of the MR imaging and spectroscopy program in the AMRIS Facility and the NHMFL and to conduct independent and collaborative research projects. The position will be based in Gainesville, but will involve a close relationship with the NMR Spectroscopy and Imaging Program at the NHMFL in Tallahassee, so occasional travel to that site will be expected. Ongoing research in the Facility includes the application of MR imaging and spectroscopy to biological, biomedical, chemical, and material science research projects and the development of novel imaging and spectroscopy methods.  Candidates with an interest in the development of novel methods and/or instrumentation are especially encouraged to apply.

As part of the MR imaging and spectroscopy capabilities, the AMRIS Facility houses the following state-of-the-art MRI/S and NMR systems: a 3 T Phillips Achieva, a 3 T Siemens Prisma, a 4.7 T bore Agilent VNMRS, a 5 T custom DNP polarizer, an 11 T 40 cm Bruker Biospec, an 11.7 5.4 cm Bruker Avance III, a 14.1 T 5.2 cm Bruker Avance III, a 14.1 T 5.4 cm Bruker Avance II, a 14.1 T 5.4 cm Agilent VNMRS and a 17.6 T 8.9 cm Bruker Avance III.  A 21 T, 10.4 cm magnet with Bruker Avance system is housed at the NHMFL facility in Tallahassee. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for MRI/S applications on the vertical bore magnet systems in the AMRIS Facility.

Specific job requirements:

*        Responsible for coordinating, scheduling and ensuring proper utilization of research facilities.

*        Recommend and implement operating policies and procedures in the AMRIS Facility.

*        Keep abreast of current developments and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

*        Plan and participate in research projects.

*        Help direct and modify research plans.

*        Develop methods and techniques for, and evaluates results of, experiments or studies.

*        Prepare and review manuscripts for publication and presentation at scientific meetings.

*        May serve as liaison between the AMRIS Facility and outside agencies and the general public.

For additional information on the position, please contact Dr. Joanna R. Long,, or Dr. Thomas Mareci, The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications will be accepted October 20-November 19 at