Postdoctoral Position in µMRI of Cartilage

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in microscopic MRI (µMRI) study of articular cartilage. This position is funded by a 5-year R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), current till 2021.

Our preferred candidate should have PhD-level training and experience in advanced NMR/MRI experiments and instrumentation. Candidates with working skills in connective tissue biology and other imaging modalities would have unique advantage. This position requires a PhD in physics, biophysics, medical physics, bioengineering, or a closely related field.

The successful candidate will join a research lab that is unique for its multidisciplinary microscopic imaging studies of cartilage and related musculoskeletal tissues. Our µMRI system is a Bruker AVANCE II with a 7T vertical-bore magnet (running ParaVision 4/5/6). Other major equipments in our lab include a polarized light microscopy system (Leica DM RXP with two digital imaging setups), a Fourier-transform infrared imaging system (PerkinElmer Spotlight 300), a microscopic CT system (Skyscan 1174), a mechanical system (EnduraTec ELF 3200), and a full set of equipment for histology and analytical chemistry. More information regarding our lab and some of our recently completed projects can be found from our website.

Interested individuals should send their CV and the contact information for at least three professional references to:

Yang Xia, PhD,
Distinguished Professor, Fellow of APS
Dept of Physics, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309, USA
Tel: 248-370-3420
Fax: 248-370-3408