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Postdoctoral Position in Pulmonary Imaging Research

Postdoctoral Position in Pulmonary Imaging Research

The Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research (CPIR, at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) seeks to hire multiple Postdoctoral Fellows in lung MRI research. Selected candidates will work with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, pulmonologists, and MR scientists to quantify lung structure and function in humans and mouse models of lung diseases, using ultra-short echo-time (UTE) 1H and hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI. Research focuses in the CPIR include MR sequence development, normal lung development and structure-function relationships in a variety of diseases including asthma, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease and neonatal lung disorders. Dedicated research instrumentation includes a 7T Bruker BioSpin preclinical scanner, a 1.5T and two 3T Philips clinical scanners, and a unique 22-cm bore 1.5T neonatal scanner. We also have access to a world-class and fully staffed engineering laboratory, capable of rapidly designing and fabricating a wide range of RF coils and related MR hardware.

Candidates with strong backgrounds in magnetic resonance—EPR, NMR, spin exchange, or MRI—and a PhD in a relevant discipline (engineering, physics, medical physics, chemistry, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will also possess expertise in one or more of the following: pulse programming, image reconstruction/analysis, scientific computing (MATLAB, C++, etc.), hardware design, in vivo imaging/spectroscopy, or hyperpolarized media.  To apply, provide the following materials as a single PDF: cover letter stating research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, contact information of 3 references, and reprints of up to 2 peer-reviewed publications. Correspondence and inquiries should be sent to Zackary I. Cleveland, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Radiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Pediatrics, and Biomedical Engineering at:



Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members that consistently ranks #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.

Questions? Please contact our postdoc recruiter, Uma Sivaprasad, PhD at


To apply online go to: and search for job (requisition) number 86344 (recent PhD graduates) or 86347 (3+ years of postdoc experience).


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