POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • The Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute (BMEII) at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a highly innovative NIH/NHLBI funded Program Project Grant P01HL131478, entitled “Stress and Atherosclerotic Plaque Macrophages – a Systems Biology Approach”, PI: Zahi A. Fayad. The goals of this 5-year project are (i) to provide mechanistic insights on how stress biologically affects macrophage dynamics, using mouse models of atherosclerosis; (ii) to develop translational imaging technologies that allow monitoring macrophage dynamics non-invasively in animal models and humans; and (iii) to employ the developed neuroimaging and cardiovascular technologies (MR/PET) to study how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) leads to atherosclerosis in humans.

     Specific tasks will include:

    •          Development of image analysis protocols and methods for brain and vascular MRI (anatomical imaging, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and functional MRI) and PET acquired on the Siemens Biograph mMR PET/MRI scanner (including programming of needed image analysis software)

    •          Data analysis, interpretation and presentation using already existing image analysis software packages or new using methods

    •          Writing of manuscripts and grant proposals

    •          Working together with research coordinators to screen potential research participants for protocol eligibility, recruit study subjects, obtain informed consent, and collect data and laboratory specimen as needed for all clinical studies

    •          Working together with research administrators on organizing study protocols, and ensure compliance 

    •          Perform other related duties as required


 

Requirements:
  • The candidate should have a PhD in either Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or a related field, with focus on medical image analysis and acquisition (MRI and PET) related to neuroimaging. Cognitive scientists with strong statistical and image analysis skills are also welcome to apply.

 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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