Postdoctoral Fellow

Updated: June 25, 2018
Job ID: 213194
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support a collaborative research project involving the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Henry Jackson Foundation, and Johns Hopkins University to better understand disease progression in multiple sclerosis (MS) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  The position is located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. The fellow will work under the supervision of Drs. Dzung Pham and Daniel Reich.  Experience developing algorithms for medical image analysis, particularly involving brain and lesion segmentation, is highly desirable; experience in MS is preferred but not essential. The successful applicant will be expected to develop robust algorithms for segmentation of brain structure and pathology in MS across multiple data sites. Additional duties include the management and processing of multi-contrast MRI data sets, submission of manuscripts, and presenting at scientific conferences.


  1. Develops, implements, and executes image analysis algorithms.
  2. Assists in the statistical analysis and modeling of imaging data.
  3. Prepares data for presentation at scientific meetings and for publication in journals.
  4. Trains laboratory staff as needed.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of Matlab, R, or similar software environments.  Programming experience with C++, Java, Perl, or Python.  Experience working with magnetic resonance brain images using dedicated software packages (e.g. AFNI, FSL, SPM, FreeSurfer, etc) is highly desirable.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  PhD in a related scientific discipline

Minimum Experience:  none

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of standing and sitting; computer use; carrying of light computer equipment

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  May provide guidance to laboratory staff

Work Environment:  Computer laboratory environment; may require working evenings and weekends

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.