Description: A postdoctoral research position is open for applicants with experimental research experience in ultrasound technologies to develop novel imaging and microscopy techniques for tissue imaging and microscopy. Candidates will be considered for a broad range of projects including integration of ultrasound backscatter microscopy with optical diagnostic techniques for multimodal non-destructive evaluation of engineered tissues and development of intravascular catheter systems. The successful candidates will work on National Institutes of Health (NIH) and California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) funded multidisciplinary projects focused on research and engineering of multimodal imaging and spectroscopic devices for biomedical diagnostics. This is an opportunity to work in the Biophotonics Laboratory (http://marculab.bme.ucdavis.edu/) at the University of California Davis (Department of Biomedical Engineering) and in collaboration with clinical departments within the UC Davis School of Medicine and industry partners. The initial appointment is for two years with potential for extension depending upon performance.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Applied Physics, Medical Physics or other closely related areas. In addition, they must have strong knowledge of ultrasound physics and signal processing and experience with high frequency ultrasound instrumentation/transducers, programming (C/C++, MATLAB), and software control of instrumentation. Experience with LabView programming, quantitative parametric analysis of ultrasound radiofrequency data, image processing, integration of ultrasound based-platforms with image-guided interventional systems, photoacoustic imaging, intravascular ultrasound, and clinical translation of imaging technologies is a plus. The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to perform experimental work and theoretical analysis, publish papers, and to work independently and in an interdisciplinary team.
Interested applicants should submit via e-mail a complete curriculum vitae, the contact information for three references, and a copy of one or two publication from previous research to:
Professor Laura Marcu
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
About UC Davis: The Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis has 33 faculty, and is a vibrant and multidisciplinary community of more than 120 researchers. The Department is internationally renowned for its research in biomedical imaging, enjoys strong institutional support, and is ranked #6 in the nation, and #1 in California, based on research expenditures by the National Science Foundation. UC Davis also has a School of Medicine (including an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center), a School of Veterinary Medicine, the California National Primate Research Center, and the Institute for Regenerative Cures offering unparalleled opportunities for collaborative and translational research. Davis is located within 1-2 hours of San Francisco, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe and the Northern California coast offering access to a wide range of outdoor and cultural activities and an excellent quality of life.