Post-Doctoral Research Associate Positions at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory and the Center for Optical Molecular Imaging at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have immediate openings for two post-doctoral research associates in the area of optical imaging systems for biomedical applications. Headed and directed by Prof. Stephen Boppart, the Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory and the Center for Optical Molecular Imaging are dynamic and productive interdisciplinary research and training environments focused on developing novel optical biomedical imaging technologies, translating them into clinical applications, and driving them toward commercialization for improving healthcare.
Specific position descriptions include:
Nonlinear Multimodal Microscopy--- The development of advanced multimodal optical imaging platforms for driving investigations in carcinogenesis, drug discovery, and clinical translation. Specific projects will include optical molecular imaging of interventions and therapeutic responses in cells, in vivo pre-clinical animal models, and human subjects. Candidates may also be involved in conducting human clinical studies in collaboration with physicians from local and regional medical institutions.
Polarization-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography--- Investigating the development and use of this technique for intraoperative assessment of tumor margins during human breast cancer surgery. This work follows many years of successful technological development and clinical studies with established clinical partners, and is a unique opportunity for candidates to work on translational OCT research with a highly interdisciplinary team.
These academic positions are most suitable for outgoing and driven individuals with leadership goals, and a willingness to take on more independent responsibilities while working as part of an integrated research team of engineers, industry scientists, and collaborating clinicians. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, optical engineering, bioengineering, physics, or related fields. Successful candidates with a strong experimental research background in either ultrafast optics and nonlinear optical imaging systems, or in polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography for biomedical applications are encouraged to apply. Experience with pre-clinical research using cells and animals, and clinical research with human subjects and physician collaborators is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
Applications should include a cover letter describing the expertise and goals of the candidate, a comprehensive CV, and the names and contact information of three references. A single PDF with these documents should be emailed to Darold Spillman at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. The expected start date is as soon as possible. Additional information about the Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory, including a full list of publications and research areas, can be found at: http://biophotonics.illinois.edu .
NOTE: For interested candidates who will be attending Photonics West 2017 (January 28-February 1), please consider submitting your application materials prior to the start of the conference, so in-person interviews can be scheduled during the conference. Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.
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