Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Radiology Department


Weill Cornell Medicine


New York, New York

Principal Investigator

Ray Razlighi


Please send a one-page statement of career goals and research interests and full CV to with subject title "RR - Application for postdoctoral research scientist position."


The newly formed Brain Health Imaging Institute (BHII) in the Department of Radiology of Weill Cornell Medicine is seeking highly qualified applicants for two postdoctoral research scientist positions in the functional neuroimaging field to join the Quantitative Neuroimaging Laboratory for up to three years. These postdoctoral researchers will work with the stateof-the-art MR equipment, including 7T human system (to be installed by late 2020), 3T (including 1 Siemens Prisma and 1 GE Signa Premier), and PET/MR (2 Siemens and 1 GE unit including a one-of-a-kind interventional unit), to investigate negative BOLD signal and its utilization for understanding brain functionality in healthy and diseased populations. The BHII at Weill Cornell Medicine implements cutting-edge neuroimaging methods to study the mechanisms of healthy brain function as well as healthy brain aging processes in contrast to the brain malfunctioning during verity of neurodegenerative pathologies and diseases. While the primary focus is neuroimaging, research includes multimodal data such as neuropsychological assessments and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers to define disease etiology and progression, particularly for Alzheimer’s Disease.


  • Perform cutting-edge research in the area of quantitative neuroimaging (e.g. functional and structural MRI) and computational modeling of brain structure and function particularly for negative BOLD.
  • Develop new or optimize existing neuroimage processing and analyzing algorithms, and tools to maximize the investigative and diagnostic value of neuroimaging data, as well as demonstrate the significance and potential of the research to translate into clinical knowledge or practice.
  • Disseminate research results through publications in high-impact journals and presentations at top international conferences.
  • Support and mentor research of other fellows and students with medical or engineering background.

Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.



  • Ph.D. in electrical/biomedical engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, statistics or related field.
  • Hands-on experience with medical image processing and analysis, quantitative methods/machine learning and visualization.
  • Proficiency in quantitative analytical methods and strong programming skills (Bash, Python, C/C++, R, Matlab, etc.).
  • Significant track record of research and publications in top scientific conferences and journals.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Track record of effectively working both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Highly Desired:

Knowledge in one or more of the following:

  • Brain anatomy and physiology.
  • Neuroimaging, especially of functional/structural MRI and PET.
  • Familiarity with common libraries for neuroimage processing, e.g. FreeSurfer, FSL, AFNI, SPM, Nipype.
  • Statistical or mathematical models of biological systems.