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Research Associate -Postdoctoral Fellow

Application Window

Open January 19th, 2021 through Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

University of California, Irvine
Department of Radiological Sciences

Small Animal MRI Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Research is available immediately. This position 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 Philips, 9.4T animal Bruker Biospin, micro-PET/CT, and a powerful computer-cluster. Collaboration within the medical school allows for ready translation of technical developments into clinical settings.

Specific Responsibilities:
The postdoctoral 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.

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 Bruker MRI pulse sequence

Application Procedure – You must submit your online application at and please send your CV and cover letter to PI Dr. Zhuoli Zhang at

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Job location

Irvine, CA