Post-doctoral Associate Positions in Biophotonics / Biomedical Optical Imaging at Washington University in St. Louis
We are looking for highly motivated individuals to develop advanced optical imaging techniques for novel biomedical applications in vitro and/or in vivo. Successful candidates will have opportunities to collaborate with top academic and industry partners. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
- Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering / Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics or related fields.
- Clinical experience with ophthalmic imaging, and hands-on hardware and programming experience with optical coherence tomography (OCT), including spectral-domain and swept-source OCT, is preferred.
- Good publication record and communication skills.
The candidate is expected to work on one of the following research areas and/or develop new research directions: Space-division multiplexing OCT; OCT angiography; Ophthalmic OCT applications, Polarization sensitive OCT; OCT probe development; applications in neuroimaging, cancer imaging, developmental biology and tissue engineering; and Optogenetics.
Interested candidates should submit a research statement, an updated CV with a list of at least three references, and three representative journal publications by email in PDF format to Dr. Chao Zhou (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Postdoc Application” in the subject. Interviews will be arranged on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. In person interview may be arranged at the OSA Biophotonics Congress meeting in Florida in April 2020.
About the BME department at Washington University in St. Louis:
Established in 1997, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU BME) sits within the McKelvey School of Engineering on the historic Danforth Campus, which is now enjoying tremendous growth with the addition of Jubel and McKelvey halls in 2019. WashU BME is a vibrant and engaging community for continued studies, research translation and career development. In 2019, WashU BME ranked #14 in the US News Best Biomedical Engineering Graduate Programs. For more information, visit https://bme.wustl.edu/Pages/default.aspx.
About Dr. Chao Zhou:
Dr. Chao Zhou obtained his B.S. degree in 2001 from Peking University and his Ph.D. degree in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania under the guidance of Prof. Arjun G. Yodh. After graduation, he joined Professor James G. Fujimoto's Laser Medicine and Medical Imaging Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a postdoctoral associate. In 2012, Dr. Zhou joined the faculty at Lehigh University as an assistant professor in Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering, and later he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure. In 2019, Dr. Zhou joined the Biomedical Engineering Department at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Zhou is a senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). He and his colleagues have published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in top journals, including Science Advances, Nature Medicine, Nature Communications, Cancer Research, Theranostics, etc., and several book chapters. He is a recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the National Institute of Health (NIH) K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (2011), the Libsch Early Career Research Award (2016) and the Alfred Noble Robinson Faculty Award (2018) from Lehigh University, and the National Innovation Award (2017) from TechConnect World Innovation Conference and National Innovation Summit. For more information, visit https://zlab.wustl.edu/.