Biomedical Imaging Research Training Program

The Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) offers two (2) one-year positions in biomedical imaging research. Our NIH-funded R25 research education grant, which is designed to foster careers in academic biomedical imaging, supports these positions and was awarded in recognition of the strong cross-departmental educational and research environment and faculty at OHSU. The department’s advanced facilities and expert mentors will give radiologists-in-training the skills required to become independent investigators and leaders in academic biomedical imaging. Trainees will complete 9 months of research and 3 months of clinical fellowship. By the year’s end, trainees are expected to apply for extramural funding (e.g. NIH career development, foundation, or society funding) in support of their research goals.

Biomedical imaging is increasingly central to the practice and evolution of modern medicine. OHSU’s Department of Diagnostic Radiology is committed to training the next generation of physician scientists, advancing the role of imaging in clinical care and research. Our department’s leadership has dramatically accelerated institutional research efforts through the acquisition of world-class researchers and state-of-the-art equipment, namely an MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound system, as well as a cyclotron and PET/MRI scanner – central features of our molecular imaging program.

Having secured over $355M in 2014, OHSU researchers continue to make breakthrough discoveries in an environment that fosters unique multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches to the most intractable problems in human health. With numerous outstanding basic scientists and clinicians working across specialized research centers, such as the Knight Cancer Institute, Advanced Imaging Research Center, and Oregon National Primate Research Center, OHSU offers a cutting-edge environment for mentored learning.


  • MD degree or equivalent. Must be able to obtain Oregon Medical License.
  • Currently in or have completed residency in Radiology or a related discipline
  • Commitment to a career in academic biomedical imaging
  • U.S. and non-U.S. citizens are eligible, but unless strongly justified on the basis of exceptional relevance to the NIH and NIBIB missions, the R25 program is to be used primarily for the education of U.S. citizens and permanent residents
  • Applicants with diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply
  • Appointment is subject to final approval by the national Institutes of Health (NIH)


12 months (beginning July 1, 2016)


Salary to commensurate with experience – allocated in accordance with NIH guidelines based on years of postdoctoral experience.

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.