NIH Postdoctoral Positions Available - Musculoskeletal NMR/MRI

 A postdoctoral position is available in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Section (Richard Spencer, Chief) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), an institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) located in Baltimore, Maryland.  The work will center on spectroscopic and imaging studies of cartilage and muscle tissue specimens as well as in vivo studies of animal and human subjects.  Our research currently emphasizes multiexponential and multidimensional relaxometry, and other advanced signal acquisition and processing techniques.  Other research opportunities may be available depending upon the interests and background of the successful candidate.

     MRI instrumentation consists of a triple-resonance vertical wide-bore 9.4T Bruker Avance III system with microimaging and solids capability, a double-resonance Bruker 7T/30 cm Biospec Avance system, and a Philips 3T Achieva whole-body MRI system equipped with 32 receive channels and heteronuclear capability. These instruments are owned by the NIA, are used only for research and ample scan time is available on them.

     A background in MRI imaging or NMR spectroscopy of connective tissue is preferred, although applications are also invited from individuals with experience in other areas of biological MRI and NMR. All applicants must have Ph.D.-level training and experience in magnetic resonance.  The appointment will be as an IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow for US citizens or as a Visiting Fellow for non-citizens.  Accordingly, applicants must have fewer than five years of postdoctoral experienceThe successful applicant will be guaranteed a stipend for two years (including family health insurance coverage) with the option to renew annually upon mutual agreement, up to a maximum of five years. This support is not dependent on grant submissions.

     This position is available immediately.  Interested individuals should e-mail their CV and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references to:  Dr. Richard Spencer, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Section, NIH/NIA, BRC Room 04B116, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Baltimore, MD  21224 USA; Tel. +1 (410) 558-8226; e-mail:


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