Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral/Research Fellowship in Quantitative Multimodal Neuroimaging

A research fellowship position available immediately at the Center for Biomedical Imaging of New York University School of Medicine.  We have a state-of-the-art combined PET/MR scanner at NYU. The fellowship will provide a unique opportunity to become involved in some of the first translational human PET/MR studies demonstrating the research and clinical value of this novel technology. Research emphasis is on finding biomarkers to characterize neurodegenerative disorders (e.g. epilepsy, autism, Alzheimer’s disease) using a number of neuroimaging techniques including structural MRI, advanced diffusion, resting-state functional MRI, as well as PET imaging.

Qualifications:

We are looking for self-driven, creative, and interactive scientists who are strongly motivated to acquire new skills and to perform interdisciplinary research. Applicants will have, or will be in the final stages of a PhD in a relevant area such as physics, engineering, computer science, biomedical imaging, or neuroscience. Successful applicants will have proven publication record in advanced imaging methods including diffusion MRI, rs-fMRI. Experience with PET imaging, as well as a neuroscience background in neurodegenerative disorders, managing clinical patient studies, or clinical statistics will be considered as an advantage. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to pursue his/her own research. Potential contract work will be considered as well.

To apply:

Interested candidates should e-mail a brief statement of research interests, CV, and contact information of three references to:

Yu-Shin Ding, Ph.D.
Professor, Depts. of Radiology, Psychiatry and Chemistry
New York University School of Medicine
Faculty, the Sackler Institute
Center for Biomedical Imaging
660 First Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Email: yu-shin.ding@nyumc.org (or yushin.ding@nyu.edu )

 

New York University School of Medicine - Pet Molecular Imaging Program

The New York University School of Medicine is assembling a team of scientists and professionals, headed by Yu-Shin Ding, Ph.D., for the new Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Program at the Center for Biomedical Imaging. The following positions are being sought to staff the tracer production-related components of a state-of-the-art radiochemistry laboratory containing several hot cells, automated synthetic modules, and quality control and good manufacturing (QC-GMP) equipment.

PET Chemists (Staff Chemist and Postdoctoral Research Chemist)

Job Responsibilities: 1) designing novel radiopharmaceuticals for PET target imaging experiments; 2) performing radiochemical syntheses using short-lived isotopes (Fluorine-18, Carbon-11, etc.) in support of in vitro, ex-vivo, pre-clinical and clinical in vivo imaging experiments, and advancing these studies by promoting new ideas and new techniques; 3) preparing precursors for radiolabeling and performing related studies in the PET program including radiopharmaceutical quality control experiments and blood radio-metabolite analysis; 4) maintaining detailed records of procedures and documenting all findings, keeping instruments in working order, managing supplies of consumables; 5) fulfilling GMP and all regulatory guidelines and laboratory safety rules set by the FDA and its institutions/divisions.

Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry or related discipline; 2) skilled in a wide range of laboratory techniques including but not limited to NMR, HPLC, GC, LC-MS, organic synthesis and product purification; 3) previous experience with handling radioactive PET radiopharmaceuticals for preclinical and/or clinical application would be an advantage.

Research Assistant (Technician)

Job Responsibilities: 1) preparing precursors for radiolabeling; 2) carrying out PET radiotracer production and related studies in the PET program including quality control experiments and metabolite analysis; 3) complying with all regulatory guidelines and laboratory safety rules set by the FDA and its institutions/divisions; 4) performing good housekeeping and maintaining proper documentation.

Qualifications:  1) B.S. or M.S. in synthetic organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemistry laboratory analysis or equivalent area, and two years of related work experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience; 2) familiarity with a wide range of laboratory techniques, organic synthesis and product purification; 3) previous experience in analytical techniques, such as analysis using blood and blood products, and the use of HPLC would be an advantage; 4) previous experience with handling radioactive PET radiopharmaceuticals would be an advantage.

All successful candidates will possess excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to perform in a complex team environment, basic to intermediate computer skills, and the ability to work independently and adopt flexible working hours when required.

Individuals interested in any of these positions should submit their curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, and a brief statement summarizing their relevant experience, by email to yu-hin.ding@nyumc.org or postal mail to:

Yu-Shin Ding, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Radiology
Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
Professor, Dept. of Chemistry
Director, PET Radiochemistry
Center for Biomedical Imaging
New York University School of Medicine
660 First Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Email: yu-shin.ding@nyumc.org (or yushin.ding@nyu.edu)

Salary and position will be commensurate with experience. New York University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.