Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - PET/MR Imaging - 42167 in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Radiology - Radiology - PET/MR Imaging. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

Washington University has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral position in preclinical PET/MR imaging. The position will be held within the Radiochemistry and Imaging Laboratory (https://www.mir.wustl.edu/research/research-laboratories/radiological-chemistry-and-imaging-laboratory-rcil), Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine.

The successful candidate will be joining a multidisciplinary team of expert in imaging physics, radio-chemistry, biology and clinical radiology and nuclear medicine. The position will be focused on MR imaging. The project will involve the development, validation and implementation of advanced imaging methodologies in the context of a co-clinical (preclinical and clinical) trial. The candidate will be engaged in multimodality (PET, MR) quantitative imaging (QI) and phenotyping of multi-parametric preclinical and clinical MR images interfacing with the Biomedical MR Lab, Center for Clinical Imaging Research, and the Radiological Chemistry Imaging Lab at MIR.

MIR is equipped with a recently installed simultaneous preclinical PET/MRI system. The laboratory is also equipped with 2 small-animal PET imaging cameras, 3 small animal MRI scanners, numerous ancillary imaging equipments, clinical and research PET/CT and PET/MRI with access to a wide array of radio-tracers from our cyclotron facility.

The appointments will initially be for up to 2 years with possibility of extension depending on performance, skills, and interest.

Required Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have with a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Physics, or imaging science related field.
  • Candidates with prior experience in advanced small animal MRI imaging, image reconstruction, and image data analysis are preferred.
  • Computer programming skills in C, C++ or proficiency in MATLAB under windows or UNIX environment would be important assets.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested applicants should email their CV to the address below, along with a description of expertise and research interests. Selected candidates will then be requested to provide letters of recommendations.

Richard Laforest, PhD.

Professor of Radiology

Washington University School of Medicine

St.Louis, MO


EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - PET/MR Imaging - 42167

Job ID: 42167

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular