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Postdoctoral Research Associate I or II
University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
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Date Posted 04/28/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Summary

The Biomedical Imaging Innovation/Clinical Translation – Next-gen CT (BIG-CT) research laboratory directed by Drs. Andrew Karellas and Srinivasan Vedantham in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ is seeking candidates for an open Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The BIG-CT research laboratory is focused on design and development of x-ray based imaging systems, imaging techniques, image processing, and image analysis, with an emphasis on clinical translation.

The successful candidate will assume an important role in many of the laboratory functions that are funded by NIH/NCI research projects.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate may be required to travel to other sites to perform collaborative research and to attend conferences and meetings, and may be required to work with potentially hazardous materials such as toxic chemicals, radiation, and/or disease causing organisms.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in research on the development of x-ray based imaging systems and x-ray based imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) and x-ray phase contrast imaging (PCI).

  • Perform laboratory duties such as setting up instruments, perform calibrations and acquire data.

  • Participate in the development of protocols for clinical translational studies.

  • Programming and testing of software algorithms and routines for image reconstruction, image quality assessment, radiation dose estimation, image processing/segmentation, and image analysis.

  • Empirical evaluations of x-ray based imaging systems and techniques.

  • Interact with collaborators from other institutions and organizations.

  • Train students and staff to perform research related methods and evaluations.

  • Collaborate in preparation of manuscripts for publications, presentations at conferences, and for grant applications.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Strong computational skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of x-ray imaging systems and methods.

  • Computer programming experience with MATLAB or IDL, C/C++, and Python.

  • Experience with integrating components such motion control stages, x-ray generator and detector.

  • Experience with GEANT4 or similar Monte Carlo modeling toolkit.

  • Experience with implementing computational neural network architecture.

  • Experience in image reconstruction for tomographic x-ray imaging.

  • Experience in image processing and segmentation.

  • Experience with performing empirical evaluations such as modulation transfer function and noise power spectrum measurements.

  • Abilities in technical writing and scientific communication.

  • History of peer-reviewed publications.

FLSA Exempt Full Time/Part Time Full Time Number of Hours Worked per Week 40 Job Category Postdoctoral Research Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits Posted Rate of Pay DOE (NIH stipend)

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