Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Integrative Oncolog Department at The Integrative Oncology Department at the British Columbia Cancer Agency
The Integrative Oncology Department at the British Columbia Cancer Agency (Vancouver, BC) has an immediate opening for a Post-doctoral fellow. The Integrative Oncology Department develops optical instrumentation and software tools for the early detection of cancer. Our research includes all aspects of optical imaging and spectroscopy for the in vivo, ex vivo, and in silica evaluation of tissues from different organ sites including lung, cervix, oral cavity, skin and colon.
We are seeking a qualified individual to work on a project recently funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The project involves the development of instrumentation and endoscope-compatible catheters to combine Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Autofluorescence (AF) imaging for the early detection of lung cancer and other lung pathologies. Responsibilities will include the design and development of combined OCT-AF systems; design and fabrication of OCT-AF catheters; ex vivo and in vivo testing in animal and human airways; and the publication of scientific results at international conferences and in peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research group including biomedical engineers, imaging scientists, and clinicians.
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in biomedical/electrical/optical engineering, biological or physical sciences, or a related field. The candidate should have hands-on experience in either OCT and/or AF imaging and a solid understanding of at least two of following subjects: biomedical optics, fiber-optics, dual-clad fibers and/or photonic crystal fibers, micro-optics, image processing, catheter fabrication. Experience with Matlab and C/C++ language programming is desirable. Excellent communication skills and proficient English language skills are required.
The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team of physicians, cancer biologists, chemists, and optical engineers. The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively and independently while assisting M.S. and Ph.D. candidates in our laboratory. This position offers significant opportunity for interaction in a multidisciplinary environment at the interface between biomedical optics and clinical practice. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven track record in biomedical research and candidates should have more than casual interest in publishing. This is a two year term position, with the possibility of a third year extension based on performance and funding sources.
Interested candidates should forward their covering letter and Curriculum Vitae to:
Karen Lemmen, Manager – Administration
Integrative Oncology, BC Cancer Agency
BC Cancer Research Centre
675 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia