Post-doctoral research in deuterium MRI in the Merritt lab at the University of Florida

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Associate - MRI with Deuterated Substrates

Overview: The Merritt lab is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Post-Doctoral Associate to join our dynamic research team specializing in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) based metabolic imaging with a focus on deuterated substrates used as contrast agents. The successful candidate will contribute to cutting-edge research at the intersection of MRI technology and metabolic imaging. This position is funded by R01EB032376, and offers a unique opportunity to advance our understanding of metabolic processes using state-of-the-art imaging techniques.

Responsibilities:

  1. Research Design and Implementation:
    • Develop and implement experimental protocols for MRI studies using deuterated substrates.
    • Design and optimize imaging sequences to enhance sensitivity and resolution in metabolic imaging.
  2. Data Acquisition and Analysis:
    • Conduct MRI experiments with deuterated substrates and acquire high-quality imaging data.
    • Perform advanced data analysis using relevant software tools to extract meaningful information related to metabolic processes.
  3. Methodology Development:
    • Contribute to the development of novel methodologies and techniques for improved sensitivity and specificity in metabolic imaging with deuterated substrates.
    • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in MRI technology and deuterated substrate applications.
  4. Collaboration:
    • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including physicists, chemists, and biologists, to integrate expertise and perspectives for comprehensive research outcomes.
    • Engage in scientific discussions, present findings at meetings, and contribute to collaborative publications.
  5. Documentation and Reporting:
    • Maintain detailed and organized records of experimental procedures, results, and analyses.
    • Prepare reports, manuscripts, and presentations for internal discussions and external scientific conferences.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related discipline).
  • Strong background in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques and metabolic imaging.
  • Experience with deuterated substrate applications in MRI is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in MRI data analysis (e.g., MATLAB, Python).
  • Demonstrated ability to independently design and execute experiments.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience, starting at the NIH post-doctoral pay level.
  • Access to cutting-edge facilities and resources at the UF National High Magnetic Field Lab (NHMFL).
  • Opportunities for professional development and collaboration.
  • Health and retirement benefits.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references athttps://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/529709/postdoctoral-associate.

 

 

Matthew E. Merritt

Associate Professor

University of Florida

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

PO Box 100245

Gainesville, FL 32610-0245

(352) 294-8397

 

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