Open Positions

The Shoghi Lab has numerous open positions:

  1. Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantitative Imaging (ad below).
  2. Postdoctoral Research Associate in Molecular Imaging (ad below).
  3. Staff Scientist, Biology (ad below)
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantitative Imaging

An immediate opening for a postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

The successful candidate will be a member of a highly interdisciplinary lab including biologists, engineers, and imaging scientists working on developing and implementing advanced quantitative imaging techniques in co-clinical imaging research. The successful candidate will be engaged in quantitative image processing and modeling (statistical, mathematical) of multi-modality biomedical image data (e.g. PET, MRI) to predict response to therapy in both preclinical and clinical studies.

The ideal candidate should have a doctoral degree in medical physics, applied mathematics, computer science, biomedical engineering, or related fields with no more than 5 years of previous postdoctoral research experience. Demonstrated experience in at least one of the following fields is required: machine learning, image segmentation, image co-registration, image processing, multivariate statistical modeling, optimization, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics or related fields.

The candidate should be proficient in at least one programming language (e.g., MATLAB, python, c++). Experience in medical imaging is preferred but not required. Evidence of research activity resulting in publications and presentations is highly desirable. The position is initially available for two years but can be renewed based on performance.

Interested individuals should send a CV and a brief statement of research goals via email to shoghik@wustl.edu.

Kooresh Shoghi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, Biochemistry, and Computational Systems Biology
Web: https://c2ir2.wustl.edu/

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Molecular Imaging

A postdoctoral research position is available at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR), Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary research team involving chemists, computational biologists, and imaging scientists working on multiple NIH-funded research projects.  The focus of the research is multi-modality (PET, MR) imaging of cancer metabolism and other diseases with emphasis on metabolic therapy and imaging response assessment.  The ideal candidate will be highly motivated with a strong background in biology and related fields as well as experience in animal studies, molecular/biology techniques, gene expression, cell culturing, etc.  A track record in publications in cancer metabolism or related fields is highly desirable.  Experience in molecular imaging, computational biology, metabolomics, stable isotope studies, or biomarker discovery is preferred but not required.

Qualifications:  A Ph.D., MD, or MD/Ph.D. with experience in molecular or cell biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, physiology, or related fields.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) to Kooresh Shoghi at shoghik@wustl.edu.

Staff Scientist, Biology

An open position for a Scientist is available in the Department of Radiology. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to be involved in studies at the interface of translational imaging research. The successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary research team involving chemists, biologists, and imaging scientists as part of a NIH funded research.

Primary duties:
The Scientist will lead and coordinate study efforts within the lab, perform and design research protocols, perform animal and cell studies, assist in grant preparation and manuscripts, and maintain required documentation on project efforts. Key responsibilities may include performing small animal procedures, cell culturing, molecular biology procedures, and in vitro and in vivo studies.

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience with animal handling and small animal procedures is a plus, but not required.
• Experience with cell culturing and cell studies
• Experience with tissue slicing pathology/IHC
• Molecular and biochemical techniques (qPCR, RNASeq, Western blotting, etc.).
• Analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
• Independently perform complex research studies, experiments and assays.

The position requires collaboration with research groups, so excellent written and oral communication skills are strongly preferred as well as demonstrated a commitment to growth, attention to detail and a pursuit of excellence.

Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae (CV)/resume via email to shoghik@wustl.edu.