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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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The Biomedical Imaging Research Institute (BIRI) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) is seeking a highly motivated individual as a full-time Postdoctoral Research Scientist in magnetic resonance (MR) research. The main focus of this position will be on the development and translation of advanced MR techniques for clinical imaging applications. Additional opportunities to work on a variety of collaborative research projects are available. The successful candidates are also encouraged to work with his/her mentor to pursue new research directions. 

Qualifications The requirements for this position include but are not limit to the followings:

  • PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, imaging, mathematics, physics, biophysics, medical physics, or a related field within the last five years
  • Outstanding academic research record as evidenced by high-impact journal publications and conference presentations.
  • A solid understanding of MR physics and extensive experience in pulse sequence development, image reconstruction and post-processing, and imaging study of human subjects and animals would be advantageous
  • Prior experience in neurovascular MR, cardiovascular MR, or body MR and/or experience with Siemens pulse sequence programming environment are desirable, but not required.
  • Excellent communication and written skills in English (spoken and written)

About CSMC BIRI: CSMC, located in the City of Los Angeles, is the largest non-profit academic medical center in the western U.S. and has focused on providing world-class medical care with special emphasis on education and translational research. In 2018, CSMC is ranked No. 8 on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll in the US. The BIRI is an interdisciplinary research program established in 2010 to bring together scientists and physicians who share a common interest in developing and applying state-of-the-art imaging technologies to address basic and clinical research questions. The fully research-dedicated imaging facility under BIRI includes cutting-edge Siemens whole-body systems (3T Vida and 3T hybrid MR/PET) as well as a range of small animal imaging systems (Bruker 9.4T MR and Scanco micro CT). Available to research investigation also include clinical systems on Cedars campus including Siemens 1.5T and 3T MR systems and PET-CT systems. 

CSMC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We offer competitive compensation. Enquiries for additional information, or applications including CV, statement of research experience and interests, and the names of three references should be addressed to Prof. Zhaoyang Fan (

Educational Requirements:
  • PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, imaging, mathematics, physics, biophysics, medical physics, or a related field within the last five years

Physical Demands:
Must be able to lift a minimum of 5lbs or more. Must be able to walk throughout the medical center. Must be able to sit for an extended period. Must be able to bend, stoop, reach overhead and or above the shoulders.
  • Working Title: Postdoctoral Research Scientist
  • Department: BMS - Administrative Effort
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Academic / Research
  • Job Specialty: Postdoctoral
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Full-time
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Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu). For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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