Description: Applicants are invited for a post-doctoral researcher position within the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, in Baltimore. The selected candidate will be involved in NIH-funded clinical neuroimaging and cognitive research study in Parkinson’s disease. Opportunities will be provided to learn about clinical research, behavioral and neuropsychological assessments, as well as image processing in collaboration with our image processing engineers. Writing manuscripts and applying for independent research grants will be strongly encouraged.
Requirements: The qualified candidate should have a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in neurosciences, psychology, biomedical engineering, or other related fields. Ideal candidates will have one to three (1-3) years of relevant experience in cognitive systems and/ or clinical neuroimaging research, or equivalent combination of training and experience. Previous experience in neuroimaging research or research in Parkinson’s disease or aging is preferred. Working knowledge of statistical analysis software and for imaging processing of structural and functional MRI data (e.g., SPM, FSL, AFNI, Neurobehavioral Systems) is highly desirable.
To apply, please send a letter of interest and CV to Brenda.Hanna-Pladdy@umm.edu. Please provide three references to the address below. Only applicants considered for employment will be contacted.
The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
The University of Maryland Medical System/Hospital is a 650-bed facility with a large outpatient department. One unique aspect of the hospital is the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services System (best known for its Shock-Trauma unit), which covers the state of Maryland and comprises a 140-bed critical care unit and which houses the most advanced technological support systems for trauma in the world.
The equipment of the radiology department is state-of-the-art, including five digital subtraction angiography suites (one of which is a bi-plane system), five computerized body tomography units (including three 40 slice MDCT units, one of which has real-time fluoroscopic CT capabilities), and two Siemens 1.5 T magnetic resonance imagers. We are currently equipping a 3T MRI suite. The ultrasound section has multiple Acuson Sequoia scanners and the Aegis mini-pacs. Nuclear medicine is physically and administratively an integrated part of the department and is well equipped with a Philips PET-CT (which includes a 16 slice MDCT) and six state-of-the-art SPECT scanners. The department is filmless and has deployed a sophisticated hospital-wide picture archiving and communic...ations system [PACS] and has a variety of 3D workstation systems, one of which includes the ability for multiple simultaneous users located anywhere in the hospital system (and at home).
All breast imaging is currently performed at our private outpatient University Imaging Center. The center boasts a new 4-slice MDCT, a 1.0T MRI, three mammography units, stereotactic mammotomy, two dedicated breast ultrasound units, two general ultrasound units, an ultrasound mini PACS, fluoroscopy, general radiography and bone densitometry and a sophisticated PACS system.
The VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore Division, is an integral part of the program. This all digital, state-of-the-art, 300-bed VA hospital, which opened in January, 1993, adjoins the University of Maryland Medical Center. The radiology department operates a filmless PACS and is one of the most advanced of its kind in the world. All University of Maryland medicine residency programs are fully integrated with the Baltimore VA. Approximately 10% of the radiology resident's time is spent in the VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore Division.
The Department also provides all Radiology services at Midtown Hospital, a 250 bed unit located about 1 mile from the University Hospital Center. A combination of on-site Radiologists and remote reads from the University Hospital provides sub-specialty service.
Teaching is an important part of our service and we currently have 37 Radiology Residents, 4 Nuclear Residents and 12 fellows. We have ACGME approved fellowship programs in Interventional Radiology, in Neuroradiology and in Nuclear Medicine. In addition to these, the department also offers fellowships in Abdominal Imaging, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Trauma Radiology, and Thoracic Radiology. We have recently instituted a fellowship in Informatics.
Approximately 240,000 examinations are performed each year at UMMS. This includes 10,000 angiographic or interventional procedures, 40,000 CT's and 10,000 MR exams. Nuclear medicine performs approximately 10,000 studies per year and 9,000 sonographic procedures are performed annually. About 80,000 exams are performed annually at the VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore Division. University Imaging Center at Paca Redwood performs about 15,000 exams/yr, Kernan Hospital performs about 30,000 exams/yr, , and 70,000 exams are done annually at Midtown Hospital, bringing the total volume to more than 420,000 exams/year.