Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Sciences, Engineering, Neuroscience, Psychology or a related field. Experience with human or nonhuman PET and/or MRI imaging.
Background in neuroscience and imaging. Experience in developing and implementing imaging trials in humans. Publication in peer reviewed Journal (in press or published).
Brief Description of Duties:
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health of Stony Brook University (SBU) seeks to fill a postdoctoral position in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) brain imaging. The successful candidate will collaborate with clinicians, engineers, physicists, chemists and statisticians in the Center for Understanding Biology using Imaging Technology (CUBIT). CUBIT members have a strong track record of obtaining external funding from NIH and other institutions, as well as in guidance and career development of junior members.
SBU is committed to neuroimaging research. With the recent completion of a 465,000 sq. ft. building housing new PET facilities, our infrastructure now includes: a radiotracer chemistry laboratory for short-lived positron emitters with an onsite cyclotron, a 100% research-dedicated PET scanner, and a cGMP 11C and 18F radiopharmaceutical laboratory. The building is designed to bring together translational scientists and clinicians to foster the necessary communication to bring clinical problems into the laboratory for intense study and basic science innovation to the clinic. An additional PET/MRI (Biograph mMR) facility at Stony Brook is equipped with a Swiss Trace Twilite system for direct arterial blood sampling and counting. This allows for measurement of the time-course of radioactivity in whole blood with high temporal resolution. Stony Brook is one of the only institutions that has implemented this method for counting blood radioactivity in PET/MRI studies.
The candidate will also have immediate access to brain PET data acquired from multiple universities, including Stony Brook. This includes >300 PET imaging datasets from tracers that bind serotonergic, dopaminergic, glutamatergic and other targets. This rich dataset will be used for the successful candidate's publications and grant proposals, with guidance from expert PET researchers and statistical support (from the Biostatistical Consulting Core). In addition, the candidate will have access to numerous internal funding mechanisms to obtain funding for independent research initiatives. CUBIT's goal is to train the postdoctoral research fellow for a successful, independent career in neuroimaging research.
With the above infrastructure, particular strengths of institution are in fully quantitative PET imaging. The SBU PET Core, directed by Dr. Ramin Parsey, consists of three units (Facility for Experimental Radiopharmaceutical Manufacturing, PET Ex Vivo Radiometabolite Laboratory and CUBIT). A focus of the PET Core is to advance widespread use of PET and PET/MRI technology. As such, it provides outreach, including talks to various departments regarding the facilities and support available. Training topics include: understanding the regulatory and practical aspects of new PET/MRI studies, available radiotracers for clinical/pre-clinical studies, setting up study protocols with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Radioactive Drug Research Committee (RDRC), PET analysis and outcome measures.
Preference will be given to individuals interested in developing state-of-the-art, translational PET brain imaging studies. Successful applicants will exhibit demonstrated expertise within a particular imaging modality (e.g. PET, functional MRI, diffusion MRI) and desire to develop a research program in PET.
Stony Brook University offers highly competitive salaries and interaction with a growing, interdisciplinary community in an attractive campus environment. The School of Medicine is located in beautiful Suffolk County, on the North Shore of Long Island approximately 40 miles east of New York City. Interested candidates should submit an application including curriculum vitae.
With guidance, publish results in peer-reviewed journals including new data and analyses of previously collected data and develop competitive proposals for internal and external funding. Present data at internal meetings, national and international conferences.
Implement protocols for PET imaging and intervention studies in humans and oversee ongoing PET studies with guidance from senior faculty members.
Perform PET analysis and synthesize/interpret results for internal and external presentation.
Correspond with the IRB and RDRC for existing and new PET studies.
Other duties as assigned, which may include attending Scientific Conferences and Meetings.
The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Department/Hiring Area: Psychiatry and Behavioral Health-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Mar 13, 2020
Posting End Date: Apr 13, 2020, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Salary Grade: E89
Appointment Type: Regular
Internal Number: 2000360
About Stony Brook University
FROM ITS BEGINNINGS A HALF-CENTURY AGO, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED by innovation, energy and progress, transforming the lives of people who earn degrees, work and make groundbreaking discoveries here. A dramatic trajectory of growth has turned what was once a small teacher preparation college into an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world.