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Cancer Research - Small Animal MR Fellowship

The Department of Radiology's postdoctoral Cancer Research - Small Animal MR Fellowship is an excellent opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment and have close interactions with MR physicists, radiologists, oncologists and endocrinologists. Access is available to four dedicated research scanners, including 3T (Skyra-Trio) and 1.5T (Aera) Siemens scanners, 7.0T ClinScan MRI scanner (Bruker Biospin) with Siemens gradient system, micro-PET/CT and a powerful computer-cluster. Collaboration within the medical school allows for ready translation of technical developments into clinical settings.

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The fellow is expected to work on projects involving small animal MRI and micro-PET/CT image acquisition and data processing using existing tools and development of new MR imaging methodologies. Potential research projects depend on the mutual interests of the candidate and the PI.

Northwestern University provides competitive salaries commensurate with experience. This position is funded by NIH grants. Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.

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Zhuoli Zhang, MD, PhD

Zhuoli Zhang, MD, PhD


The qualifications for a successful candidate should include:

  • A PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Physics or other related fields or a MD in cancer research
  • Demonstrated small animal handing skills, research capabilities and strong interpersonal skills
  • Substantial experience in Siemens MRI pulse sequence

How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Zhuoli Zhang, MD, PhD.

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