A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the development and application of multimodal PET/MRI in small animal models of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. We are interested in an individual who is firmly grounded in MR imaging theory and practice with an interest in biological applications. This work will involve various PET and MR methodologies in rodent model systems; including DTI, DSC and DCE MRI; simultaneous µPET imaging with both small molecule, antibody, and nanoparticle tracers; and focused ultrasound manipulation while imaging. Small animal MRI facilities at Keck USC will be centered on a 7T/24cm MR Solutions scanner with µPET insert. There are also facilities for all aspects of MRI hardware development and data analysis.
1 – 2 years experience with MRI &/or PET
MRI/PET imaging theory and practice with an interest in biological applications
About Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute Keck School of Medicine USC
The Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute (ZNI) is one of the Centers of Excellence at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Established in 2003 with a gift from Selim Zilkha, the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute is a world leader for basic neuroscience research, with a multi-disciplinary team of outstanding faculty whose collaboration concentrates on the causes, effects of and therapies for neurodegenerative disease and psychiatric disorders.