Skip to Main Content

Postdoctoral Research Associate I or II

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying to the opening.  To apply to the position, please click the Apply to this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link.  If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Position Details

Position Information

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

The NIH-funded research project is seeking candidates for an open Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Department of Imaging at the University of Arizona. The project is focused on design and fabrication of a dedicated brain imaging instrument (AdaptiSPECT-C) and related calibration hardware and software.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Lars Furenlid, and will assume an important role in many of the R&D tasks needed for the completion and testing of this novel imaging technology.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate may travel to other sites to perform research collaborations and to attend conferences and meetings. The candidate will be required to take University training courses in chemical and radiation safety. The work does not involve exposure to toxic chemicals, hazardous radiation 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!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Development and testing of AdaptiSPECT-C modular camera designs.
  • Calibration of the cameras with collimated sources on translation stage systems.
  • Design of a system gantry using 80/20 componentry.
  • Design and integration of an adaptive collimator.
  • Measurement of the system imaging matrix via PSF calibration.
  • Interactions 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
  • Ability and knowledge of strong computational skills.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in related physical sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or related field.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of imaging instrumentation design.
  • Computer programming experience with MATLAB or Labview, C/C++, and/or Python.
  • Experience in medical imaging technologies.
  • Ability 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
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20467
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 01/02/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Supervisor and Contact
Dr. Lars Furenlid

Open Date 10/19/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 10/30/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Quick Link for Internal Postings

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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
  2. * Do you have a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Sample of Publications 1