Faculty Position, Department of Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging
Hiring Manager
Ranganatha Sitaram
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The Department of Diagnostic Imaging at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has established an expansive and multicomponent new imaging research initiative, directed by Dr. Zoltan Patay, whose mission is to understand and treat catastrophic childhood neurological disease. A key component of this enterprise is the Multimodal Functional Brain Imaging and Neurorehabilitation, directed by Dr. Ranganatha Sitaram. This new program integrates multimodal functional brain imaging with experimental and computational neuroscience techniques to understand and characterize adverse changes in brain function and network dynamics due to pediatric cancer and its treatment, and to innovate novel techniques of neurorehabilitation to mitigate the effects. 


The Multimodal Functional Brain Imaging and Neurorehabilitation is recruiting one faculty level academic imaging researcher. This recently developed clinical research program is rapidly growing, requiring experts in the clinical and translational applications of neuroimaging, neuromodulation and neurostimulation. Candidates with expertise in different modalities of brain imaging, computational and experimental neuroscience, and neurorehabilitation will be considered. Substantial resources are available to build a successful program. This position will be research focused, in collaboration with clinicians and other researchers.


Candidates should have the following: a PhD or equivalent degree and proven productivity as a principal or co-investigator in basic and translational neuroscience.
Faculty appointment will be commensurate with demonstrated experience, publication productivity, participation in academic activities nationally and internationally, and leadership skills.


The essential duties of this position include:
1. Build a team and establish a multimodal brain imaging with functional MRI and/or MRS, EEG/MEG, fNIRS; neurofeedback and neurostimulation; and computational modeling approaches;
2. Establish a regional center of excellence for the cross-sectional and longitudinal assessment of patients with the above methods;
3. Develop strategic partnerships;
4. Actively publish empirical and theoretical research findings, and patent novel techniques.
5. Participate in general activities of the Multimodal Functional Brain Imaging and Neurorehabilitation program.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a private, not-for-profit institute that is internationally recognized for its dedication to performing cutting edge research and providing state of the art clinical services, with the goal to improve the outcome for children with catastrophic diseases.


We value diversity among our faculty, are committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups and women.


St. Jude is located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee, a vibrant and friendly city at the historic crossroads of music, trade, food, and culture. Forbes recently named Memphis as the 4th happiest city in which to work, and Money magazine listed Memphis as one of the least expensive cities in which to raise a child.  St. Jude is consistently highly ranked in the U. S. News Best Children’s Hospital’s for Pediatric Cancer and in Fortune magazine’s list of 100 best places to work.


How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit a CV and brief statement of interest directly online.


Alternatively, application materials can be submitted via email to:
Ranganatha Sitaram, PhD
Multimodal Functional Brain Imaging and Neurorehabilitation Hub

Minimum Education

Candidates should have the following: an PhD or equivalent degree, with proven productivity as a principal or co-investigator multimodal brain imaging, cognitive neuroscience, computational modeling, and/or neurorehabilitation.

Other Information

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As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.


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