1. Imaging Research Scientist, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Imaging Research Scientist, 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 seek to fill a position for a full-time Imaging Research Scientist. The purpose of this position is to develop and operate optical imaging technologies and systems, and perform and/or manage translational imaging studies involving cell lines, pre-clinical animal models, human subjects, and/or human tissue specimens. This position will work closely with research personnel and physicians, and will also interface with industry partners and collaborators at GlaxoSmithKline.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Innovate and develop novel optical imaging systems, including both hardware and software, for applications in biological discovery and translational biomedical imaging.
    • Develop and design fiber-optic-based beam delivery systems for multimodal nonlinear imaging with hand-held probes, catheter-endoscopes, and imaging needles.
    • Evaluate and modify current system software and algorithms, hardware control and data acquisition software, user interfaces, and software for data storage and communication.
    • Perform qualitative and quantitative imaging using various optical imaging systems on cell lines, pre-clinical animal models, human subjects, and/or human tissue specimens using established procedures and independent judgment to determine probable causes for low- and high-quality images.
    • Perform established quality assurance procedures (quality control testing, instrument function checks and calibrations), maintain appropriate documentation and report irregularities to either the researcher and/or the commercial company.
    • Assess accuracy and validity of obtained test results by applying knowledge of relevant scientific principles, recognize changes that are critical to research studies, and identify probable causes for irregular and atypical findings.  Maintain records of tests, examinations, and final results for all record functions and inquiries related to imaging human subjects or human tissue specimens.
    • Assist in instructing students, post-docs and research scientists in the principles and techniques of imaging science and technology.
    • Continue to develop professionally (e.g., member of professional society, attend conferences, publish research results, keep up on latest advances in the field).

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • PhD degree in engineering or the physical sciences
    • 3+ years of research experience in ultrafast optics and nonlinear optical imaging

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience working with cell lines, animal models, human tissue specimens and human subjects in a clinical setting
    • Experience working on and with interdisciplinary teams

    The Imaging Research Scientist is a full-time, benefits-eligible Academic Professional position. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 4, 2018. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The expected start is as soon as possible after the closing date. To apply, please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three references as a single PDF file by September 4, 2018. All requested information must be entered for your application to be considered. For further information, please contact Beckman Institute Human Resources at hr@beckman.illinois.edu.

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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