Associate Professor - Imaging

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The Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a research facility of the Louisiana State University System is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the director role of the magnetic resonance imaging unit of the new Biomedical Imaging Center. The MRI unit director will be a fulltime faculty member and will pursue an independent research career in addition to directing clinical imaging across Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The director will be responsible for expanding and developing a multi-disciplinary clinical imaging research team that will: Direct and expand the current imaging capabilities including a 3T MRI/MRS/fMRI, DXA, whole body NMR body composition, ultrasound and CT (off-site); and a new 3T MRI. Current capabilities include MRS [31P and proton] and body/brain imaging as well as advanced body composition analysis. Support the expanding clinical research base – Pennington Biomedical has a new 90,000 sq. ft. clinical research building adjacent to the just-completed Biomedical Imaging Center (30,000 sq.ft.). The BIC will house the new 3T MRI/MRS with room for future expansion. Opportunities include collaborations in the areas of metabolism, obesity, diabetes, pregnancy, aging, dementia, and population science. Development of new modalities and methodologies - the director will interface with clinical scientists from Pennington Biomedical and across the state to develop new image acquisition and analysis methods and implement these within the clinical research setting in the context of multi-center studies.
MD and/or PhD with documented imaging expertise. Mid to senior level with administrative experience. Outstanding track-record in peer-reviewed publications and experience in scientific presentations. Ability to establish independent research and secure external funding. Proven expertise in MRI, MRS, and/or fMRI. Experience in a therapeutic area related to the mission of the Center is preferred (obesity, diabetes, neuroscience, cardiovascular disease, and aging). Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Good interpersonal skills and ability to lead a multidisciplinary team.
Cefalu, William T.
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