Employment Opportunities

Tenure Track Faculty Position in MRI

Purdue Autism Cluster


Position: The School of Health Sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with expertise in the area of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The successful candidate will serve as a member of Purdue University’s Autism Cluster and will lead efforts to develop and employ MRI methods for the study of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to, brain connectivity, cerebellar function, and early detection of disease.

Purdue University’s Autism Cluster is committed to interdisciplinary and collaborative investigation that will positively impact the quality of life for individuals with ASD and their families (https://www.purdue.edu/autism/). The Autism Cluster, comprised of faculty from the Biological Sciences, Special Education, Human Development and Family Studies, Psychological Sciences, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine, is looking to strengthen the breadth and depth of ongoing research through the addition of advanced neuroimaging capabilities.   With new MRI facilities on campus, we seek a highly-qualified, creative individual who will engage in advancing ASD-related research through the application of neuroimaging methods.

Purdue University’s MRI Facility: Purdue University is currently establishing a new MRI facility, housing two 3T MRI scanners: a 3T Siemens PRISMA (NIH funded) and a 3T GE MR750 scanner. Both scanners are anticipated to be operational by September 2016.

Qualifications: Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree, with expertise in physics, medical physics, engineering, or a related field and demonstrate excellent potential to develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program with a focus on imaging in the area of ASD, as well as potential to educate and mentor students. Expertise in MRI and neuroimaging are required. Essential duties include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, participating in the interdisciplinary autism cluster, and contributing to the Indiana University – Purdue University CAMPEP accredited Medical Physics program. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the development of MRI methodology. The position is competitive with regard to salary, start-up funds, and laboratory space.

Application Process: Please email a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of current and future research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr. Ulrike Dydak, Associate Professor, Director of the Purdue Life Science MRI Facility, and Chair of the Search committee at udydak@purdue.edu.  Applicants are encouraged to apply by July 31, 2016 for full consideration.

Purdue is an EEO/AA employer and fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.  A background check is required for employment in this position.

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