Post Doctoral Associate - Brain Imaging Research at High Field


Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR), University of Minnesota


A postdoctoral appointment in brain imaging research is available in the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR), at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Professors Wei Chen and Kamil Ugurbil. The successful candidate will participate in the brain imaging research projects (supported by two active NIH BRAIN Initiative grants: R01 MH111413 and R01 MH111447) aiming to develop, evaluate, optimize and establish the advanced multimodal neuroimaging technology by integrating multiple-photon microscopic imaging (MPMI) with the ultrahigh field (UHF) MRI, and apply the multimodal imaging for studying and understanding brain function from neurons, microvessel to fMRI BOLD signals down to the mesoscopic scale of functional columns and cellular laminae. Other research opportunities are also available depending on the interests and background of the successful candidate. CMRR has outstanding research resource and imaging facility and it accommodates a large number of advanced human MRI scanners (3x3T, 4T, 2x7T and the world first whole body 10.5T) and two animal MRI scanners (9.4T and 16.4T), which are dedicated for basic and clinical researches. In addition, CMRR is developing a large program of optical imaging for neuroscience.


Applicant should have a Ph.D. trained in one of the following fields: optics, laser equipment, physics, medical physics, computer science, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering or neuroscience. Strong background in optical physics, optics and laser device and computer programming (Matlab and C++) and research interests in medical imaging are highly desirable.


To apply, please send your curriculum vitae and arrange two reference letters to:


Professor Wei Chen ( and/or

Professor Kamil Ugurbil (


Center for Magnetic Resonance Research

University of Minnesota School of Medicine

2021 Sixth Street SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Tel: 612-625-8814 (office)


The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply including minorities and women.