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Molecular Imaging of Infectious Diseases (Preclinical and Translational)

Clinical Center, NIH, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

A two-year postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the laboratory of Dr Dima A. Hammoud in the Center for Infectious Disease Imaging, Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Clinical Center, NIH. The major focus of the laboratory is using various advanced imaging modalities including MRI and Positron Emission Tomography to better understand the pathophysiology underlying infectious disease manifestations in the brain and other organs. The ultimate goal is to develop imaging biomarkers that can be used as surrogate endpoints in clinical trials whether therapeutic or preventative.  The laboratory has access to an Inveon microPET/CT scanner, multiple state of the art human PET and PET/CT scanners, radiochemistry, biology, chemistry, and tissue culture labs.

We are looking for a motivated PhD, MD, or MD/PhD candidate with molecular imaging or imaging sciences background. Candidates should have graduated no more than 36 months prior to the projected start date. A background in imaging of animal models, such as non-human primates and rodents, especially with PET, is highly desirable. Experience in analysis of PET data from rodents, non-human primates and patients, and proficiency in using specialized PET analysis software (pmod and SPM) is an advantage.

Salary for the position is commensurate with experience and number of years since completing graduate school. 

Eligible applicants should send a cover letter, resume and names and addresses of three references to: Dima Hammoud, MD (

This position is in Radiology and Imaging Sciences:   at the NIH Clinical Center on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD

This position is for a trainee; it is not a Federal employee position.

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