Multiple Postdoctoral Research Scientist Positions

The newly formed Brain Health Imaging Institute (BHII) in the Department of Radiology of Weill Cornell Medicine is seeking highly qualified applicants for multiple postdoctoral research scientist positions for duration of up to three years. The BHII, a multidisciplinary research group headed by Dr. Mony de Leon, designs and implements cutting edge MRI and PET neuroimaging methods to study brain function in normal aging, and in disease states including Alzheimer’s Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury.  In addition to neuroimaging, the BHII has expertise in fluid (blood and CSF) biomarkers, detailed cognitive and neurologic assessment and neuropathological examination. Postdoctoral researchers will have access to state of the art neuroimaging and other equipment including an on-site cyclotron and radiochemistry facilities and multiple MR (3T and 7T), PET/CT and PET/MR scanners.

Weill Cornell Medical College, located in the upper east side of New York City, has a vibrant biomedical research community and strong ties to the main Cornell campus in Ithaca and the Tech campus on Roosevelt Island.



•            Under the direct supervision of Dr. Tracy Butler, develop and apply cutting-edge research methods such as MRI, PET (to study amyloid, tau, brain clearance, inflammation and/or other biological processes) and/or complementary techniques such as statistical interrogation of existing datasets, EEG, neuropathology or biospecimen wet-lab assays to understanding brain functioning in healthy subjects and in subjects  suffering from a variety of disease states both common (Alzheimer’s Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury) and under-studied (victims of domestic violence, autoimmune encephalopathy).

•            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

Job Requirements

•            MD or PhD in Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Electrical/Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or related field

•            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

•            PET kinetic modeling

•            Familiarity with common neuroimage processing tools, e.g. FreeSurfer, FSL, AFNI, SPM, PMOD.

•            Statistical or mathematical models of biological systems

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


Tracy Butler

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 1300 York Ave, Suite A-139 New York, NY 10065 Phone: