The CPIR is always interested in discussing potential post-doctoral opportunities with recently graduated or soon to be graduated students who have an interest in cardiopulmonary MRI or clinical translational research.  Please contact Jason Woods, PhD at  

Research Assistant: Hyperpolarized Gas and Pulmonary MRI

The Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research (CPIR) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is soliciting applications for a staff position at the Research Assistant II level, with highly qualified applicants considered at the RA III level. The CPIR is a multidisciplinary center affiliated with the Radiology, Neonatology, and Pulmonary Medicine. The CPIR focuses on hyperpolarized gas and proton MRI of the respiratory system to understand regional pulmonary and airway structure and function in children and adults with a wide range of chronic respiratory diseases disorders, including cystic fibrosis, asthma, rare-lung diseases and lung-transplantation rejection. The CPIR performs cutting-edge research in animal models and humans of all ages.
Position Requirements and Responsibilities: The candidate must have at least B.S. or B.A. in a physical science (i.e., chemistry or physics), engineering, or related discipline. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Experience with electronics, high-pressures, glassware, or coding experience (MATLAB, C++, python) is desired. Applicants will possess excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, and the desire to promote a safe working environment. The abilities to synthesize information, communicate openly, learn new skills, and teach others within the context of a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment are essential. Job responsibilities will include producing hyperpolarized gas using commercial and homebuilt equipment, maintaining and developing specialized equipment, following and revising standard operating procedures (SOPs), and documenting compliance with FDA and institutional regulations. The applicant will also collect and analyze imaging data after appropriate training.
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume detailing research experience and technical expertise, and the names and contact information of three references to Program Management Specialist, Carolyn Lipchik at

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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members that consistently ranks #2 or 3 on the US News list of top Pediatric Hospitals, with the Pulmonary Division recently at the #1 slot. Here, researchers work collaboratively across specialties and divisions to address some of the biggest challenges we face today in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our team of faculty, postdocs and support staff to explore the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant breakthroughs. We are driven by our mission to improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.
Post-doctoral research fellows at Cincinnati Children’s are valued for their unique interests and strengths, and are supported by our institution’s strong programming for post-docs through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development. Mentoring, support for international students and an emphasis on crafting high-quality grant proposals are only a few of the features that set our program apart. Cincinnati Children’s is a respected part of the broader, and very vibrant, Cincinnati community. With a thriving arts scene, numerous festivals celebrating music and food, a passionate fan following for our college and professional sports teams, and a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities, our region is truly a great place to work and live.

General questions about the institution? Please contact our postdoc recruiter, Uma Sivaprasad, PhD at


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution