Post Doctoral Fellow

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Research-Imaging Basic Science
Hours / Pay Period
St Josephs Hospital and Medical Center
Standard Hours
8:00 am -5:00 pm
Work Schedule
8 Hour


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Located conveniently in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is a 571-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a wide range of health, social and support services.  Founded in 1895 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph's was the first hospital in the Phoenix area. More than 125 years later, St. Joseph's remains dedicated to its mission of caring for the poor and underserved.


We are extremely proud to be a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education and research. St. Joseph's includes the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological InstituteNorton Thoracic InstituteCancer Center at St. Joseph'sIvy Brain Tumor Center, and St. Joseph's Level I Trauma Center (which is verified by the American College of Surgeons). The hospital is also a respected center for high-risk obstetrics, neuro-rehabilitation, orthopedics, and other medical services. St. Joseph’s is considered a sought-after destination hospital for treating the most complex cases from throughout the world. Every day, approximately 20 percent of the hospital’s patients have traveled from outside of Arizona and the United States to seek treatment at St. Joseph’s.


U.S News & World Report routinely ranks St. Joseph's among the top hospitals in the United States for neurology and neurosurgery.  In addition, St. Joseph's boasts the Creighton University School of Medicine at St. Joseph's, and a strategic alliance with Phoenix Children's Hospital.

St. Joseph's is consistently named an outstanding place to work and one of Arizona's healthiest employers. Come grow your career with one of Arizona's Most Admired Companies.

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Job Summary:


A post-doctoral fellow position is available at the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) working with Dr. Ashley Stokes in the Division of Neuro-Imaging Research and with Dr. Ryan Walsh in Neurology. The position will primarily focus on the development, application, and analysis of advanced MRI methods to improve our understanding of neuropathological changes associated with Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. These methods include advanced functional MRI, perfusion-, and diffusion-based imaging methods. The fellow will join a highly collaborative team within an internationally renowned clinical research setting.
Applicants should have a PhD in physics, engineering, or a related discipline. Competitive candidates will have experience with fMRI and/or perfusion MRI acquisition and analysis.




Minimum Requirements:

Ph. D, Post-baccalaureate M.D.or D.Sc. degree or equivalent in a relevant field of endeavor required.
Laboratory or clinical technical and/or interpersonal skills as appropriate required.
Laboratory or clinical research at the post-baccalaureate level with an interest in a faculty member's line of study required.
Familiar with basic computer, mathematical, scientific, reasoning, and oral and written communication skills as appropriate required.

Doctoral degree in a relevant field of endeavor preferred.
Technical and/or conceptual expertise in a relevant field preferred.
Beyond minimum required, experience writing research reports concerning own work and familiarity with a biomedical discipline preferred.
Proficient in basic computer, mathematical, scientific, reasoning, and oral and written communication skills as appropriate preferred.


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