Postdoc in advanced MRS @ Johns Hopkins

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Come and join us for a postdoc in advanced MRS at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore!

We offer a productive environment full of opportunities at the intersection of methods development and clinical application. Our work rests on three main pillars:

  • Sequence development and implementation of advanced MRS acquisition methods, most notably spectral editing of low-concentration metabolites. We currently aim to develop multi-parametric acquisitions (relaxometry, MRS fingerprinting, multi-metabolite editing etc.).

  • Data analysis, post-processing, open-source software development. We develop the open-source software packages Gannet and Osprey, and are looking to develop new methods of processing and modeling of multi-parametric and dynamic acquisition techniques. We also aim to establish fully automated cloud/container data analysis of large datasets, and deep-learning-based quantification.

  • Application of new techniques in clinical research and neuroscience. We collaborate with a growing worldwide network of clinical researchers and neuroscientists studying (among others) mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, autism spectrum disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, hepatic encephalopathy, substance abuse disorders, HIV, and many more.

Multiple clinical, research-only and pre-clinical scanners (Philips 3T & 7T, Siemens 3T, Bruker 11.7T & 17.6T) are available at the Department of Radiology and the F. M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging at Kennedy Krieger Institute.


  • PhD or MD (or in final year) in a suitable field (e.g. biomedical engineering, physics, chemistry, neuroscience, biology, psychology)

Useful skills (but not required):

  • Programming / software development (Pytho, MATLAB, R, C++…)
  • MRI sequence development (Philips, Siemens, GE)
  • Signal processing, non-linear optimization/modeling, automated data analysis
  • Deep learning, machine learning, data science
  • MRI/MRS physics
  • Reproducible research, open science practices (OSF, Git, Docker, Jupyter, R Markdown etc.)

Compensation & Benefits:

Training, Mentoring & Career Development:

  • Our motivation and our job is to help you be successful and pursue the career that you want. You will receive training from experienced mentors and supervisors in all aspects of your research (including scientific, presenting, and grant applications), and we will make every effort to align your work with your career goals, emphasizing your strengths, while identifying and addressing your training needs. You can take advantage of the many career development resources at Johns Hopkins, including a mandatory Individual Development Plan (IDP).

If you are interested in this position (or have further questions), please send an e-mail with your current CV to Georg Oeltzschner ( We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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