MIPS Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford

Employment Opportunities

The Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) was established to bring together scientists and physicians who share a common interest in developing and using state-of-the-art imaging technology and developing molecular imaging assays for studying intact biological systems. MIPS has a small animal imaging facility, a radiopharmaceutical facility, and clinical imaging equipment in the Department of Radiology including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography combined with CT (PET/CT), and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).

Stanford University is committed to increasing representation of women and members of minority groups on its faculty and particularly encourages applications from such candidates. Stanford University offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Level of appointment and salary are negotiable and will be commensurate with experience.

We invite applications for the following positions:

Other Opportunities:

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Molecular Imaging
Posted: August 6, 2014

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Translational Tumor and Stem Cell MR Imaging Laboratory, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS), for a highly qualified and creative scientist, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Our teamís research program focuses on the intersection of cell biology, nanomedicine and medical imaging to develop novel cellular imaging techniques for understanding, diagnosing, and successfully treating human disease. A number of these new cellular imaging technologies have been successfully translated from our basic science lab to medical imaging applications in patients.

The position is available to lead a new interdisciplinary NIH-funded research project, which will explore the value of new theranostic nanoparticles for combined cancer imaging and therapy in transgenic mouse models of cancer. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with researchers from the Rao Lab at Stanford, researchers from the Department of Pathology at Stanford and Collaborators at the University of Bradford, UK. We also expect close interaction and collaboration with an existing group in our lab, which explores the value of new cancer immunotherapies.

The successful applicant must have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent with special expertise in cell biology and/or molecular biology. Profound experience in cell culture and related assays, mouse models of cancer, and histology staining techniques are required. Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience with FACS analyses of immune cell populations of the cancer microenvironment, animal imaging and MR imaging. Successful applicants will have a track record of productive research and publications.

This position will remain open until filled and is renewable on an annual basis. Salary will be determined based on the experience of the candidate and the University guidelines for Postdoctoral Fellows. Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. To apply, please submit your CV, brief statement of interest and career goals, as well as three reference letters to:

Heike E. Daldrup-Link, MD
Associate Professor, Radiology - General Radiology
Department of Radiology
Stanford University
725 Welch Road
Stanford, CA 94305
Ph: 650-723-8996
e-mail [heiked]

Postdoctoral Fellow Position
Posted: April 22, 2014

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available to lead a collaborative project on real-time 3D ultrasound micro-bubble imaging with matrix-array transducer technology. Research focus is on modeling, visualization, analysis and quantification of 3D parametric map images derived from dynamic acquisitions. The developed methods and techniques will be applied to data from ongoing first in-human trial as well as data from translation imaging experiment with molecularly targeted micro-bubbles. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with researchers from Stanford Radiology and Stanford Radiation Oncology. The project is further supported by a software developer.

Candidates with a doctoral degree in Radiological Sciences, Medical Imaging, Medical Physics, Physics, Computer Science, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering are welcome to apply. Strong mathematical skills and demonstrated expertise in mathematical modeling of parametric image maps and/or ultrasound imaging is a must. Expertise in computer programming (C/C++/C# and Matlab) is necessary.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community. It welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the universityís research, teaching and clinical missions.

The initial term of appointment is for one year with possibility of extension, subject to funding availability. Applications are invited from all qualified candidates for this position. Please submit curriculum vitae along with the contact information for three references to:

Juergen Willmann, MD
Associate Professor, Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology
e-mail [willmann]

or

Dimitre Hristov, PhD
Assistant Professor - Radiation Oncology
e-mail [dimitre.hristov]

Postdoctoral Position in the Translational Molecular Imaging Laboratory
Posted: March 14, 2014

A postdoctoral position is available, in the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS), Department of Radiology, for a highly qualified and creative scientist, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff. We highly value self-motivation, independence and creativity.

Our lab focuses on the development and testing of molecular imaging strategies that can be readily translated into the clinic, for improved patient care. The successful candidate will work under the direct mentorship of Dr. Juergen Willmann, who also holds a clinical appointment at Stanford Hospital that allows clinically translational research.

The candidate must have a PhD or MD/PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or related fields. Profound experience in cell culture work, molecular biology techniques, and histology staining techniques are required. Hands on experience in animal handling, animal models of human diseases, and in vivo imaging is advantageous but not a requirement. The successful candidate will work on the development and testing of novel, NIH-funded, molecular imaging strategies for early detection of cancer, quantitative monitoring of therapeutic responses, and development of image-guided therapeutic strategies in cancer and inflammatory diseases.

The Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford is a diverse research environment bringing together several Departments, including the Stanford Schools of Medicine and Engineering, and combines the disciplines of chemistry, cell/molecular biology, molecular pharmacology, physics, bioengineering, imaging sciences, and clinical medicine to advance disease diagnosis and management. It is a rich and stimulating scientific environment with plenty of career development opportunities for motivated scientists.

Salary is based on University guidelines for postdoctoral fellows, and will be commensurate with experience. Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Interested applicants please submit CV, brief statement of interest and career goals, as well as contact information to the email address below:

Juergen Willmann, MD
c/o Jocelyn Steffen
TMIL Lab Administrator
jsteffen@stanford.edu
Translational Molecular Imaging Lab

Postdoctoral Position with Experience in Protein Chemistry / Cancer Cell Biology

Environment
The Canary Center at Stanford is a newly opened world-class facility dedicated to cancer early detection research programs. The mission of the center is to foster research leading to the development of blood tests and molecular imaging approaches to detect and localize early cancers. The Multi-scale Diagnostics Laboratory, within the Canary Center, hypothesizes that accurate methods for simulating cancer's multi-scale properties may lead to dramatic advances in the discovery and application of approaches to personalize cancer care.

Job Description
We are looking for a highly-qualified, and creative postdoctoral fellow with an active interest in the cancer biology, particularly as related to tumor heterogeneity and microenvironment. The ideal candidate will be an energetic scientist with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate will have a biochemistry, cancer cell biology, structural biology or protein chemistry background.

The successful applicant will work in a laboratory focused on the development of quantitative proteomics methods towards interrogating whole-proteome protein dynamics specifically, their translation and degradation rates and how they are impacted by tumor microenvironment.

Requirements
Necessary skills include a recent PhD or current postdoctoral position in cancer biology, protein chemistry, quantitative proteomics or systems biology with two or more publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The qualified candidate will be primarily responsible for in vitro (mammalian cell culture) studies and functional validation of observations. Analysis of patient and mouse-model samples may also be important for validation studies. Candidate will be responsible for characterization of molecular mechanisms of fundamental cellular processes.

Familiarity with systems biology or high throughput biologic analysis is preferred, but not essential. The successful new hire will be highly self-motivated and creative. It is imperative that the candidate be comfortable interacting with scientists whose backgrounds are extremely diverse to work effectively in our multi-disciplinary team. Key factors in the success of this job include: high levels of attentiveness, ability to collaborate closely with others and willingness to learn.

Salary will be based on University guidelines for postdoctoral fellows, and will be commensurate with experience. Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Interested applicants please submit CV, brief statement of interest and career goals, contact information and three references to the e-mail address below:

Pat Riley
periley@stanford.edu

Postdoctoral Position with Experience in Computational Systems Biology

Environment
The Canary Center at Stanford is a newly opened world-class facility dedicated to cancer early detection research programs. The mission of the center is to foster research leading to the development of blood tests and molecular imaging approaches to detect and localize early cancers. The Multi-scale Diagnostics Laboratory, within the Canary Center, hypothesizes that accurate methods for simulating cancer's multi-scale properties may lead to dramatic advances in the discovery and application of approaches to personalize cancer care.

Job Description
We are looking for a highly-qualified, and creative postdoctoral fellow with an active interest in computational systems biology. The ideal candidate will be an energetic scientist/engineer with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate will have either a physical sciences or biological background, but must be comfortable interacting with scientists whose backgrounds are extremely diverse.

The successful applicant will work in a laboratory focused on the development of quantitative multi-scale models of cellular regulation. We currently expect that modeling will integrate a formal description of protein production and degradation towards uncovering a compact representation of cell state and an associated state-transition function.

Requirements
Necessary skills include a recent PhD or current postdoctoral position in quantitative sciences (physics, or applied mathematics), engineering (electrical engineering, computer science, industrial engineering), bioinformatics, cancer biology, cell biology and two or more publications in peer-reviewed journals or well-regarded conference proceedings.

Familiarity with systems biology and high throughput biologic analysis is preferred, but not essential. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with mining of large datasets, mathematical modeling and signal processing. The successful new hire will be highly self-motivated and creative and able to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team. Experience in numerical analysis/programming (e.g. C++, R, MATLAB, Mathematic, etc.) is expected and a code-sample will be required. A successful applicant will possess abilities and expertise to integrate across large multi-omics datasets characterizing cell communities responses to environmental changes. In addition to the integration component, we expect this individual to assume responsibilities for empirical and/or de novo modeling to better understand connections among the "-omic" datasets.

Key factors in the success of this job include: high levels of attentiveness, ability to collaborate closely with others and willingness to learn.

Salary will be based on University guidelines for postdoctoral fellows, and will be commensurate with experience. Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Interested applicants please submit CV, brief statement of interest and career goals, contact information and three references to the e-mail address below:

Pat Riley
periley@stanford.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Imaging and/or Medical Physics

A Postdoc position is available immediately in the Image Guided Intervention Laboratory, which is part of the MIPS. The successful candidate will work on developing dual modality molecular optical and X-ray tomographic image, X-ray stimulated floresence imaging techniques and/or image guided interventional procedures such real-time image guided radiation therapy and molecular image guided biopsy. The candidate must have a PhD or equivalent with special expertise in molecular imaging, bioengineering, image reconstruction, and/or medical physics. Preference will be given to candidates with acombination of the following skill-sets: imaging instrumentation, image reconstruction, animal imaging and handling techniques, cell culture and related assays, and clinical imaging techniques.

Applicants should submit resumes with the names of at least 3 references to:

Lei Xing, PhD
Jacob Haimson Professor & Director of Radiation Physics Division
Department of Radiation Oncology
Stanford University
875 Blake Wilbur Drive Room G233
Stanford, CA 94305-5847
Ph: (650) 498-7896
Fax: (650) 498-4015
Email Dr. Lei [lei]
http://xinglab.stanford.edu

MIPS Cyclotron Suite

Radiochemistry Research Assistant
Research assistant candidates must possess a minimum B.S. or M.S. in chemistry with synthetic experience and interpretation of analytical data (NMR, MS, IR, UV). Primary responsibilities include preparing daily routine radiopharmaceuticals for clinical use and maintaining records mandated by the radiation safety office and FDA. Good written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently on assigned tasks, and function in a multidisciplinary environment are required. Routine maintenance on small laboratory equipment (HPLC, vacuum pumps, etc.) and basic biological sciences knowledge are also desired but not necessary.

Staff Radiochemist
Candidates must have a M.S. in chemistry with synthetic and radiochemistry experience (2 yrs) or Ph.D. in organic or medicinal chemistry with experience in multi-step synthesis and radiochemistry (F-18 and C-11). Individual will also prepare routine and/or promising radiopharmaceuticals safely for human use under FDA-guidelines (i.e. GMP and FDA regulations, RDRC/eIND/IND applications). In addition to routine radiopharmaceutical production, the successful candidate will develop new [F-18] and [C-11]-labeled radiopharmaceuticals as well as radiosynthetic methods for MIPS. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential. Experience with microwave chemistry, microfluidics, and biology are strongly desired but not necessary.

Postdoctoral Radiochemist
Postdoctoral candidates must have a Ph.D. in organic or medicinal chemistry with experience in multi-step synthesis and want to learn the processes (i.e. GMP and FDA regulations, IND applications) involved in preparing routine and/or promising radiopharmaceuticals safely for human use under FDA-guidelines. In addition to routine radiopharmaceutical production, the successful candidate will be expected to help develop new [F-18] and [C-11]-labeled radiopharmaceuticals as well as radiosynthetic methods for MIPS. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential. Experience with HPLC, micro-scale reactions, radiochemistry, and biology background is strongly desired but not necessary.

Maile or fax your CV with three reference letters to:

Donna Niernberger
Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
Department of Radiology
Stanford University
300 Pasteur Drive, MC 5128
Alway Building, Room M001
Stanford, California, 94305
Phone: (650) 736-0449
Fax: (650) 724-1499
donnan52@stanford.edu

Molecular Imaging of Hypoxia

Postdoctoral Position
Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately within the Imaging Radiobiology Laboratory in the MIPS program. The successful applicants will lead efforts to develop new hypoxia-targeted molecular imaging techniques and to apply these techniques to study the role of hypoxia in tumor biology. This is a federally- and industrially-funded collaborative research program between Drs. Ted Graves (egraves@stanford.edu) and Amato Giaccia (Radiation Oncology). The candidate must have a PhD degree in molecular biology, cell biology, bioengineering, or a related field. Experience with cell culture, construction of genetic vectors, and small animal handling are preferred. The position will remain open until filled and is renewable on an annual basis. Salary will be based on University guidelines for postdoctoral fellows and will be in the range of $43,000-$50,000, commensurate with experience. Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Chemist (Visiting Scholar/Postdoctoral Fellow) in Imaging Probe Development
A Visiting Scholar/Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately in MIPS. The successful candidate will join a research group focusing on cancer molecular imaging. The candidate must have a PhD degree in synthetic Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Radiochemistry, or a related field. Hands-on experience and knowledge in the multi-steps synthesis of small molecules are required. Strong communication skills and success in working in a team environment is required. Experience with PET/SPECT radiochemistry are preferred but not required. This position will remain open until filled and is renewable on an annual basis. Salary will be determined based on the experience of the candidate and the University guidelines for Postdoctoral Fellows/Visiting Scholar. Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Molecular Biologist (Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate Position) in Molecular Imaging
A Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate position is available immediately in MIPS. The successful candidate will join a research group focusing on cancer molecular imaging. The candidate must have a PhD, MD or equivalent with specialization in Molecular Biology. Preference will be given to candidates with a combination of the following skill-sets: cell culture and assays, molecular biology and cloning techniques, bioluminescence/fluorescence optical imaging, PET imaging, animal surgery and handling techniques, This position will remain open until filled and is renewable on an annual basis. Salary will be determined based on the experience of the candidate and the University guidelines for Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate. Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For the above two positions, to apply, please submit your CV with three reference letters to:

Susan Singh
Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
Department of Radiology
Stanford University
1201 Welch Rd, P093
Stanford, CA 94305-5484
susan.singh@stanford.edu
fax (650) 736-7925.

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