Dignity Health Postdoctoral Fellow in PHOENIX, Arizona


Located in the heart of Phoenix, Ariz., St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 586-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. St. Joseph's is a nationally recognized center for quality tertiary care, medical education and research. It includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, the Norton Thoracic Institute, a campus of Creighton University's Medical School and the first Level I Trauma Center in Arizona verified by the American College of Surgeons. U.S. News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the best hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery. For more information please visit our website at .


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular PET and MR Imaging of Glioma

A postdoctoral position is available at Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) working with Dr. Chad Quarles and the Translational Bioimaging Group. The position will primarily focus on the use of amino acid PET and multi-parametric MR imaging for improved tumor margin delineation. The project will be supported by new NIH, state and foundation awards and include both clinical and preclinical imaging.

Outstanding instrumental resources, including multiple clinical MRI and PET/CT systems, 7T preclinical MRI, microCT, microPET and optical imaging scanners are available at the BNI. In addition, collaborators within the BNI and Phoenix valley possess exceptional expertise in neurology, neurosurgery, neurooncology, pathology, molecular and genomic characterization, and patient derived xenograft models of brain tumors.


Applicants should have a PhD in physics, bioengineering or a related discipline. Competitive candidates will have experience with quantitative PET imaging and/or multi-parametric, multi-modality image analysis.

Beyond minimum required, experience writing research reports concerning own work and familiarity with a biomedical discipline preferred. Laboratory or clinical technical and/or interpersonal skills as appropriate required. Technical and/or conceptual expertise in a relevant field preferred. Familiar with basic computer, mathematical, scientific, reasoning, and oral and written communication skills as appropriate required.




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Job ID 2018-51826

Employment Type Full Time

Department Research-Imaging Basic Science

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center

Shift Day

Location PHOENIX

State/Province AZ

Standard Hours Mon-Fri (8-5 PM)

Work Schedule 8 Hour