open positions

◉ Prospective graduate students: Current or prospective graduate students at UCLA Department of Bioengineering are welcome to join the lab team by emailing Dr. Sharif to arrange a meeting.

◉ Postdoctoral Position, Lab for Translational Imaging of Microcirculation: 

The TIM lab at Cedars-Sinai Biomedical Imaging Research Institute (BIRI) in Los Angeles, California, is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral fellow/scientist position in the area of cardiovascular MRI. The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to two externally funded projects at the TIM lab led by Dr. Behzad Sharif that aim to develop innovative MRI methodologies for accurate characterization of myocardial tissue and blood flow. The TIM lab is a highly interactive team conducting cutting-edge research in noninvasive imaging of coronary microcirculationThe ideal candidates should have a background in MRI physics or cardiovascular imaging and either have experience in development of image reconstruction/processing methods or experience/interest in MRI pulse sequence development. In addition to technical development, these ongoing projects involve validation of the imaging biomarkers in animal studies and ultimately translation to clinical applications. Dr. Sharif’s lab works in close collaboration with renowned cardiologists Dr. Noel Bairey Merz (Director of Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center) and Dr. Daniel Berman (Chief of Cardiac Imaging) at Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute.
The postdoctoral scientist will be part of a growing group of 20+ faculty members active in multi-disciplinary and multi-modality imaging research and 30+ MRI physicists, UCLA graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows at BIRI. The UCLA Clinical and Translation Science Institute at Cedars-Sinai provides excellent postdoctoral training opportunities. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the cost of living in Los Angeles. Interested candidates should contact the TIM Lab’s principal investigator and apply by including a CV, statement of research accomplishments and future goals.