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Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Department of Imaging Physics offers opportunities for talented physicists to enhance their research skills by participating in our Postdoctoral Fellows Program. Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed by individual faculty members to work on specific funded research projects for terms of up to five years maximum to include postdoctoral fellowships appointments in other institutions. Postdoctoral Fellows are provided the opportunity to broaden research knowledge by attending regular research seminars in the Department of Imaging Physics as well as Division of Diagnostic Imaging and Institutional Grand Rounds. A mentoring program allows the Postdoctoral Fellows and the faculty mentors to track progress towards becoming independent research investigators. Opportunities also exist to audit courses in the Medical Physics Program of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) in preparation for application to a CAMPEP-accredited residency for those who wish to incorporate clinical medical physics practice into their careers.

Research in the Department of Imaging Physics focuses on instrumentation used to perform magnetic resonance (MR), digital X-ray imaging, computed tomography (CT), the dosimetry of unsealed internal radiation emitters used in nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and minimally invasive image-guided therapies. The faculty is largely composed of clinical medical physicists conducting research projects in their areas of expertise. However, a number of research faculty focus on defined areas of imaging research.

The department manages a state-of-the-art institutional Small Animal Imaging  Facility (SAIF). Instrumentation currently includes:
• A state-of-the-art 4.7 T, 40 cm MR imaging/spectroscopy system (Bruker Biospec)
• An Enhanced Vision Systems micro-CT
• Concorde Microsystems micro-PET camera
• A Siemens M.Cam experimental gamma camera

A revolutionary new volume CT scanner is being developed in collaboration with the General Electric Global Research Center in Schnectady, N.Y. to allow for the rapid, isotropic acquisition of ultra-high-resolution CT images.

A translational research facility for Image Processing and Visualization has been established as a new Imaging Physics resource. Investigators will be able to access the facility's resources and contract for services on an as-needed basis.

Benefits for Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Association

For more information on the Postdoctoral Fellows Program or to apply to the program, please contact:
Georgeanne R. Moore
Program Manager for Education Programs
Department of Imaging Physics - Unit 1472
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler Street
Houston, TX  77030
Phone # (713) 563-2548

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