[NMR] Postdoctoral Fellowships: Pulmonary and Hyperpolarized Gas MRI

The Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research (https://cpir.cchmc.org) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center seeks to hire multiple Postdoctoral Fellows in the area of NMR and MRI relevant to lung disease. Fellows will work with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, physicians, and MR scientists to quantify lung structure and function in humans and mouse models using ultra-short echo-time (UTE) and hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI. Research involves developing pulse sequences, image analysis methods, and hardware to study a variety of diseases, including Cystic Fibrosis and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Research instrumentation includes 7T horizontal bore and 9.4 T vertical bore preclinical Bruker scanners, a custom-built 22-cm bore 1.5T neonatal scanner, a 1.5T Philips human scanner, and three 3T Philips scanners. We also have access to clinical MRI equipment for in-patient research, state-of-the-art NMR Metabolomics and Confocal Microscopy Cores, and a world-class engineering laboratory capable of designing and fabricating a wide range of RF coils and related hardware.

Candidates with strong backgrounds in magnetic resonance—EPR, NMR, spin exchange, or MRI—and a PhD in a relevant discipline (engineering, physics, medical physics, chemistry, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will also possess expertise in one or more of the following: pulse programming, image reconstruction/analysis, scientific computing (MATLAB, C++, etc.), hardware design, in vivo imaging/spectroscopy, or hyperpolarized media.

The preferred start date will be in late August or September of 2020, but significant flexibility exists for the right candidates. To apply, provide the following materials: cover letter stating research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, contact information of 3 references, and reprints of up to 2 peer-reviewed publications. Correspondence and inquiries should be sent to:

Zackary I. Cleveland, Ph.D. (https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/bio/c/zackary-cleveland)

Associate Professor of Radiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatrics, and Biomedical Engineering at: zackary.cleveland@cchmc.org.


CCHMC is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members that consistently ranks #2 or 3 on the US News list of top Pediatric Hospitals, with the Pulmonary Division recently ranked #1. Post-doctoral fellows at CCHMC are valued for their unique interests and strengths, and are supported through our Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development. Mentoring, compensation for moving expenses, support for international fellows, and training in grant writing are only a few of the features that set our program apart. Cincinnati Children’s is a respected part of the broader and vibrant Cincinnati community, which includes a thriving arts scene, affordable housing, numerous music and food festivals, college and professional sports teams, and opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution

Zackary I. Cleveland, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research

Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Cincinnati Children\’s Hospital

Departments of Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Children\’s Hospital Medical Center

3333 Burnet Ave., MLC-2021

Cincinnati, OH 45229

Webpage: https://cpir.cchmc.org/

Phone: (513) 803-7186

Fax: (513) 803-4783


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