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Postdoctoral Research Associate I or II

Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I or II
Department Medical Imaging (0711)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the lab of Dr. Russell S. Witte, PhD, in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. The successful candidate will assume a lead role in federally-funded projects involving cutting-edge techniques in ultrasound imaging.

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!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Use Verasonics™ programmable ultrasound system to test custom US arrays.
  • Develop/test ultrasound beamforming algorithms with coded excitation.
  • Apply advanced signal processing techniques to model/analyze multidimensional data.
  • Design US arrays and model beam patterns in FOCUS.™
  • Fabricate and test tissue-mimicking phantoms.
  • Produce high-quality publications.
  • Mentor team of graduate and undergraduate students.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or related field.
  • At least (2) two publications in ultrasound imaging or ultrasonic techniques.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Have a track record of quality publications in ultrasound imaging or ultrasonic techniques.
  • Software: 3+ years’ experience in Labview™ and Matlab™/C++.
  • Hardware: 3+ years’ experience with bioinstrumentation (oscilloscopes, function generators, op-amps, etc). Knowledge of the Verasonics™ system is highly desirable.
  • Fluency in English with good writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience with any of the following topics will also benefit the various projects: thermoacoustic imaging with microwaves, photoacoustic imaging, elasticity imaging, speckle tracking, biomechanics, acoustoelectric imaging, bioelectricity, electrophysiology, electrical impedance tomography, transcranial ultrasound, hyperthermia, COMSOL,™ FOCUS,™ SolidWorks™/3D printing, machine shop, working with animals or human subjects.
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 $40,000 - $50,000 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20205
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Russell Witte

Open Date 06/02/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 06/20/2016
Special Instructions to Applicant
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least (2) two publications in ultrasound imaging or ultrasonic techniques?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents