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PET Molecular Imaging

National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The Molecular Imaging Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has a postdoctoral fellowship, beginning the second half of 2022 and lasting for three years. This Branch uses state-of-the-art PET (positron emission tomography) techniques and newly developed radioligands to study molecular/protein targets in the brain. New radioligands are developed and evaluated with PET imaging of animals (rodents and monkeys), extended to healthy subjects and then to patients with neuropsychiatric disorders.
The NIH imaging facilities and our research team provide outstanding opportunities for productivity. In addition, the fellow will have ample opportunities to learn from experts in the field and acquire skills required to pursue a neuroimaging career in academia or industry.


The candidate will be able to start postdoctoral fellowship within five years of having obtained a doctoral degree, either PhD or MD. The salary for the fellowship will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. NIMH is a major research component of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, which have nationwide responsibility for improving the health and well-being of all Americans.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send their CV to: Robert Innis, MD, PhD; Chief, Molecular Imaging Branch

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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