Use your science, engineering and computational skills to explore and develop new technologies for medical imaging systems using advanced concepts in optics. If successful, these innovations would substantially impact the characterization and management of patients with cancer, heart disease, and neurological disorders.
The Stanford Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Lab (http://miil.stanford.edu/) explores novel instrumentation and algorithms to create advanced molecular imaging systems to characterize, visualize, and quantify the molecular and cellular pathways of disease in living subjects.
Eligible candidates should have at least one of the following technical skills and research interests in:
-Optics, Applied Physics, Materials Sciences
-Optical simulations for laser systems and optical cavities
-Ultrafast pump-probe experiments to study ultrafast phenomena
-Simulations for semiconductor and photorefractive materials
-Laser experiments, especially in designing and experimenting with optical resonant cavities
-Experience with interferometer experiment and sensitive optical measurement techniques
This posting is open to eligible postdoctoral candidates. Postdoctoral applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant engineering or physical science fields by the start of the appointment. Independent problem solving, demonstrated publication record, strong verbal and written communication skills are a must for this position. An NIH R01 grant funds the project and the postdoctoral fellow will be directly working with Professor Craig Levin and academic and national lab collaborators on developing novel photon detectors for time-of-flight positron emission tomography applications.
If interested, please submit a resume, your most recent school grade transcripts (unofficial copies are ok) and a concise, 1 paragraph summary stating (1) research interests, (2) what you feel are your strongest technical skills, and (3) experience related/relevant to the position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Molecular Imaging Instrumentation Laboratory - Stanford Medicine
The research interests of the molecular imaging instrumentation lab are to create novel instrumentation and software algorithms for in vivo imaging of molecular signatures of disease in humans and small laboratory animals. These new cameras efficiently image radiation emissions in the form of positrons, annihilation photons, gamma rays, and/or light emitted from molecular contrast agents that were introduced into the body and distributed in the subject tissues. These contrast agents are designed to target molecular pathways of disease biology and enable imaging of these biological signatures in tissues residing deep within the body using measurements made from outside the body. The goals of the instrumentation projects are to advance the sensitivity and spatial, spectral, and/or temporal resolutions, and to create new camera geometries for special biomedical applications. The algorithm goals are to understand the physical system comprising the subject tissues, radiation transport, and imaging system, and to provide the best available image quality and quantitative accuracy. The work involves designing and building instrumentation, including arrays of position sensitive sensors, rea...dout electronics, and data acquisition electronics, signal processing research, including the creation of computer models, and image reconstruction, image processing, and data/image analysis algorithms, and incorporating these innovations into practical imaging devices. The ultimate goal is to introduce these new imaging tools into studies of molecular mechanisms and treatments of disease within living subjects.
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