Information for Prospective Members

Our group continuously seeks new people who want to learn and contribute to MRI research.  Position availability is subject to group size, funding, and synergy of your interests with those of the group.  This information is to help you with choices, both in this group and in others.  Please contact us with any questions!

Prospective Graduate Students

Note that the application process to Stanford University is done through academic departments, not through individual researchers. Please visit a departmental admission site for specific information regarding admissions. Many of our students are in Electrical Engineering or Bioengineering, though students in any department are allowed to work in any lab at Stanford.

Learn About This Group: Read the different pages on this site, consider a research rotation if you are a student at Stanford and please contact people in our group with specific questions.

Prerequisites:  MRI research is an interdisciplinary field combining Engineering, Physics and Medicine. Some interest in all of these areas is important for success in this research group.  The following should be considered:

Skills: Strong written communication skills, oral presentation skills and computer skills (general maintentance, programming, Unix/Linux, Matlab, C/C++, debugging!)

Courses: (Strongly recommended - Stanford courses or equivalents) EE 261 (Fourier Transforms), EE 369B (Basic MRI), EE 263 (Linear Systems), EE 264 (Digital Filtering)

Other Attributes: Experience with MRI scanners, preference if you have passed PhD qualifying exams, references from people with whom you have worked previously

Prospective Post-Doctoral Fellows or Staff

Much of the information for students applies to more senior positions as well.

In general this group seeks members who have substantial MRI experience including pulse sequence programming and/or reconstruction.  You should also be capable of working in a team-oriented environment but also able to independently solve problems.

If you have little or no experience with MRI, it is less likely that this group will be a good fit at the post-doctoral level.

General Advice / Contacting Us

Try to narrow your interests and find research groups that fit. It is not advised to just look for any group that will fund you.  We can help you much more if you tell us your interests, including recommending other groups that may be a good match.

Please do not send "form" emails to faculty or researchers  - they are usually quite obvious, and do not serve you well.

Do obtain references from faculty with whom you've worked. If you do project courses, you can get such references. We usually contact references for new members of our group.

This group does not offer medical fellowships - again these are awarded through departments.

If you still have questions, or would like more information, please contact any of our group members!

Brian Hargreaves PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology, and (by courtesy) Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering

Contact Information

Lucas Center for Imaging 
1201 Welch Rd, Stanford, CA 94305-5488

Directions: Lucas Ctr. or Porter Dr. Locations