William Werner Orrison Jr Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroimaging

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
June 13 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for William Werner Orrison Jr Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroimaging, UNLV Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences [R0114891]


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu


The successful candidate will demonstrate  ​support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in  ​maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


The UNLV School of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences, is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral researcher in the field of neuroimaging. The William Werner Orrison Jr. Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroimaging is a collaborative effort between UNLV and a local diagnostic imaging center (SimonMed Imaging). The Fellowship will be mentored by Dr. Travis Snyder, a neuroradiologist. The research team includes two full time neuroimaging fellows, a number of medical students, a computer programmer and a statistician. This is a two-year position for someone with a strong background in neuroimaging. Candidates with a background in other diagnostic medical imaging areas will also be considered. Projects include: MRI of head trauma using perfusion, DTI, fMRI, NeuroQuant and SWI; Alzheimer’s and mild cognitive impairment; carbon monoxide exposure; and development of pulse sequences through a collaboration with Siemens and GE. Additional research opportunities are available with national experts in the Dept. of Defense and the Enigma group. Collaborations are also ongoing with the Mind Research Network. SimonMed is a national imaging company with over 100 centers in 7 states; large patient volumes offer unique opportunities for exciting projects. Candidates will also have the opportunity to work on national cancer screening projects including whole body diffusion and automated breast ultrasound studies with thousands of subjects.


This position requires a doctorate in medical physics, engineering, physics or a related field from an accredited college or university.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.  Position is contingent upon funding. 


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin immediately. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Steen Madsen, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.


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