The primary responsibility of the fellow will be to work with senior
scientists and physicians from the UNM/VA Radiology Department and
the two New Mexico National Laboratories on the development of
computer graphics tools for the planning and execution of neurosurgical
The fellow will participate in a joint program between the University,
VA Medical Center, and the nearby National Laboratories and will be
integrating the most advanced technologies of each facility. We
emphasize the clinical application of several methods for the imaging of
brain function, including advanced magnetoencephalographic (MEG) and
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, and are looking to
significantly extend the presentation and use of this information. In
addition to the development and testing of 3D reconstruction and
visualization algorithms, the fellow will extend existing software
packages to provide an efficient surgical planning environment. This
work will also incorporate systems for intraoperative localization.
Either an M.D. or Ph.D. degree is required. In addition to a strong
UNIX C/C++ background, the successful candidate will be expected to
have a working knowledge of computer graphics and image processing.
As this program is clinically oriented, additional understanding of
neuroscience, medical imaging, and basic neurosurgery is preferred.
This position is in the Division of Neuroradiology at the University of
New Mexico School of Medicine and will be located at both the MRI/MSI
facility at the Albuquerque VA Medical Center and at the Massively
Parallel Research Laboratory at Sandia National Laboratories. Both
locations feature state-of-the-art facilities and are directly linked with
a dedicated fiber optic network connection.
Please send resume in postscript format to
John A. Sanders, Ph.D.
sanders at unm.edu
Dates of Appointment:
Dec 1, 1993 through June 30, 1993 (extensions possible)
Approximately $2500/month, benefits available
This position is subject to the approval of the Equal Opportunity