Updated 2019.02.24. 

MRTD Lab is currently looking for: 

- Potential PhD and MS (with thesis) student positions in BME upon pending grant fund status: Our MRTD lab has several ongoing funded projects.  Please apply to the BME PhD program at IIT.  Dr. Kawaji primarily employs the GRE writing score (I highly recommend trying to earn a score of ~5 out of 6, and at least 4.5), the personal statement letter (i.e. how well can you write), and the technical rigor (and grade) of the applicant's undergraduate/masters coursework, as well as any prior research publication (preferably in imaging).  *update 2019.02.24 - one position available this year has been filled.

- Masters students in BME and other related fields to work on several modular 3-6 month research projects in both individual and team settings. Whether you have a highly quantitative (i.e. math), a more hands-on (i.e. engineering design), or prior software development (i.e. computer science), or any other background (e.g. Public Policy; see student bio here) MRTD has several research projects that are immediately available for potentially interested students.  Students with all prior backgrounds are welcome!

- Undergraduate students in BME (in Sophomore-Senior and co-terminal; 2nd-4th, as well as 5th years) for independent study research for credit or fellowship. Past students have successfully completed mentored research under: Armour College PURE/MIND programs, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), and BME Summer Immersion (ENGR 499, 599) summer research courses. **Update 2019.02.24 - We are currently running the 2019 American Heart Association IIT-Challenges program, for which students complete specific challenges in phantom development or programming. Successful participants from the Spring 2019 program will be invited to the summer program supported by the AHA.

- While the PhD/Postdoc-level personnel in the MRTD laboratory is currently filled, we have collaborators at the The University of Chicago Medical Center who may be also looking one or two Postdoc-level researchers in either or both:

a) MRI pulse sequence programming (experience with Philips PARADISE, GE EPIC, Siemens IDEAL preferred; additional experience with Recon development or clinical post-processing is a plus)

b) Software Engineering and Biomedical Instrumentation (experience working directly with clinical instruments for MRI and/or software algorithm development in the healthcare setting would be a plus)

- We also welcome Research Exchange students from other institutions.  

If interested, please contact Dr. Kawaji by email with the heading:

"MRTD Research Opportunities"