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: March 25, 2016

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the 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 research program focuses on the intersection of pediatric cancer imaging and nanomedicine to develop efficient and accurate "one stop" imaging techniques for in vivo staging and restaging of children with cancer.

The position is available to join an interdisciplinary research team that works on the development and testing of novel MR and PET/MR imaging technologies for pediatric oncology application. The successful applicant must have an MD, PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent with special expertise in MR imaging and/or cancer imaging. The position requires experience in coordinating and successfully completing complex multi-disciplinary research projects. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with expertise with PET/MR and work with pediatric patients. 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 of Radiology
Department of Radiology
Stanford University
725 Welch Road
Stanford, CA 94305
Ph: 650-723-8996
Email Dr. Daldrup-Link [heiked]

Postdoctoral Position
Posted: March 8, 2016

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Interventional Regenerative Medicine and Imaging Laboratory (IRMIL), Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford. The candidate should be a highly qualified scientist with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Our research program focuses on using cutting-edge imaging technologies to investigate the developmental biology of the pancreas and kidney, especially in relation to diabetes. In addition, our laboratory is exploring novel treatment strategies including nanoparticles, stem cells and local-regional drug delivery. This position will provide the candidate with an opportunity to lead an interdisciplinary research project that aims to develop novel molecular imaging and minimally invasive interventional techniques applied to the pancreas and kidney.

The successful applicant must have a PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent with a major in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, developmental biology or Regenerative Medicine. Experiences in mouse microsurgery, stem cell biology, biomaterials and nanomedicine are highly desirable. Sterile tissue culture techniques, cell based imaging and assays (flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, ELISA) are required, with experience in mesenchymal stem cell biology preferred. He/she should be able to work independently in a dynamic, fast paced team environment and is expected to be organized and highly productive. Successful applicants will have a track record of productive research, presentations and publication.

To apply, please send a CV as well as a brief statement why you would be a good candidate for this position to Avnesh S Thakor, MD, PhD at: e-mail [thakorlab]


Postdoctoral Position: In Vivo Cell Tracking
Posted: February 19, 2016

An immediate opening is available for a postdoctoral fellow or graduate student in the Radiation Biophysics Lab at Stanford University, part of the division of Medical Physics in the department of Radiation Oncology. Our goal is to develop the next generation of analytical tools for cancer research and care, using a variety of physical and engineering approaches, including advanced optics, radiation sensing, computing, and microfabrication.

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative individual with an interest in PET molecular imaging. Applicants should be actively pursuing or have a doctoral degree in bioengineering or related field. The ideal candidate shall have demonstrated experience with one of more of the following: in vivo PET imaging, radiochemistry, image reconstruction, cellular assays, and cell imaging.

The successful candidate will work on developing new radionuclide methods for tracking cells in vivo. This will involve optimizing image acquisition protocols, cell radiolabeling, and data processing. Salary ranges from $50,000 to $56,376, commensurate with experience. Initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal. To apply, please email your CV and cover letter as a single PDF file to Dr. Guillem Pratx at the following address: upload.CV_uplo.ay1xs5wlqp@u.box.com. Upon emailing your application, you shall receive an automated confirmation email.

Stanford University offers many opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research and is the ideal training grounds for postdocs who want to further develop their skills in pursuit of a career in academia or industry. Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing diversity.

Guillem Pratx, PhD
Assistant Professor
Radiation Oncology & Medical Physics
Stanford University

1050 Arastradero Rd, A247
Palo Alto, CA 94304-5591
(650) 724-9829
http://med.stanford.edu/pratxlab.html

Administrative Assistant: Melissa Jenkins
e-mail [mjj]
650-736-4757

Postdoctoral Positions in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Radiology at Stanford University

The Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Radiology at Stanford University invite applications for two postdoctoral positions. We are seeking qualified neuroscientists for a research project funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Neuroscience at Stanford University
Stanford neuroscientists are using state-of-the-art imaging techniques to determine the trajectories of brain development in novel animal models of and humans with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), the most common genetic cause of autism spectrum disorder and inherited cause of intellectual disability. This postdoctoral position focuses on mapping specific neurotransmitters, receptors, and structures in the brains of transgenic mice using multi-modal neuroimaging as well as immunohistological techniques. In parallel, similar investigations are carried out in humans with FXS using one of the most modern hybrid positron emission tomography - magnetic resonance (PET-MR) scanner.

Duties
The candidates are expected to contribute in designing specific steps of implementing the research described above, heading data collections, and taking a leading role in analyzing and reporting results. Developing own research questions within this context is encouraged. Between the two positions, one will focus mostly on pre-clinical efforts, and the other is expected to concentrate on pre-clinical investigations. However, both positions will have pre-clinical and clinical duties.

Entry requirements
Scientists are eligible if he or she has recently obtained a Ph.D., M.D., or M.D.-Ph.D., with less than 3-years postdoc experience. We are searching for outstanding young researchers with an interest in multi-modal neuroimaging including PET and MRI. Applications from basic scientists and medical doctors are welcome. M.D. or a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field is required. One of the scientific focuses is particularly welcome: e.g. Neuroscience, Biology, Physics, and Psychology. Experience with functional and structural neuroimaging methods are valued, with skills in analyzing PET and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) being most relevant. Experiences with transgenic mouse models and psychopharmacological studies are further strong merits. The candidate must be thorough, efficient, a proficient communicator in English, and enjoy working in an international and dynamic team. Fluency in the English language is expected.

Please submit 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
e-mail [donnan52]

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the search will remain open until the position is filled.


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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