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Postdoctoral Research Associate (I, II or III) (UPDATED)

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Title Postdoctoral Research Associate (I, II or III) (UPDATED)
Department Medical Imaging (0711)
Location UAHS - Tucson
Position Summary

Please note: The Minimum Qualifications for this position have been updated, as well as any corresponding Supplemental Questions. As a result, the review date for this position has been extended to 11/30/2017. Dr. Russell S. Witte, PhD and Dr. Clara Curiel (MD) have a postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ). The successful candidate will assume a lead role in developing photoacoustic technology with applications to the skin, lymphatic imaging, tumor monitoring, and melanin assessment. The successful applicant will work closely with a team of engineers and physician scientists to build and validate bench-top imaging systems and subsequently support the deployment into the clinic for further evaluation and refinement. The ideal candidate will be curious, self-motivated, able to work independently in a multidisciplinary environment, have experience with building hardware systems, and a track record of quality publications in ultrasound, optical and/or photoacoustic 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
  • Build photoacoustic devices for medical imaging.
  • Develop imaging protocols using a programmable ultrasound platform (Verasonics™).
  • Devise beamforming and signal processing algorithms for real-time imaging.
  • Perform bench-top photoacoustic experiments in phantoms.
  • Integrate US and PA technology designed for the clinic.
  • Support photoacoustic prototype system during clinical testing.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of performing acoustic modeling/simulations.
  • Ability to produce high quality publications and mentor a team of graduate and undergraduate students.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Applied Physics or related field, on or before the date of hire.
  • At least two publications in ultrasound; OR optical imaging; OR spectroscopy.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 3+ years’ experience working with optical components and lasers.
  • Experience with Vantage open platform ultrasound system by Verasonics™.
  • 3+ years’ experience with bioinstrumentation (e.g., oscilloscope, function generator, scanner).
  • 4+ years’ experience in Matlab™/C++ or Labview.
  • Fluency in English with good writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience with any of following: optical imaging, thermoacoustic imaging, ultrasound signal processing, beamforming and reconstruction, COMSOL, FOCUS, Field-II, SolidWorks, K-wave, 3D printing, machine shop, working with animal or human subjects, RCM knowledge.
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 $47,659 - $60,000 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20440
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 10/02/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Russell S. Witte, PhD

Open Date 09/15/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled No
Review Begins On 11/30/2017
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.

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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. * Upon hire, will you have at least two publications in ultrasound; OR optical imaging; OR spectroscopy?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * On, or before the date of hire, will you possess a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Applied Physics or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Candidate Provided Letter(s) of Recommendation
  4. Sample of Publications
  5. List of Publications