Description: A postdoctoral research position is open for applicants with a background, expertise, and interests in one or more of the following areas: biomedical optics and light-tissue interaction, medical signal and image processing, fiber optics / photonics technologies, and microscopy. Candidates will be considered for a wide range of projects in our laboratory, ranging from interdisciplinary research in collaboration with the neuroscience and ophthalmology departments to fundamental optical technology development. Projects can be chosen based on the interests and background of the individual candidate. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, applied physics, or other relevant discipline. The candidate must have demonstrated a strong background in one of the above areas, as evidenced by publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals; and be able to work both independently and in an interdisciplinary team. Candidates with broad expertise in programming / simulation, experimental optics, and biology / medicine are preferred. Interested applicants should submit, via e-mail in pdf format, an updated curriculum vitae, the contact information for three references, and copies of three publications from previous research on which the applicant has made a primary contribution.
About UC Davis: The Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis has 32 faculty, and is a vibrant and multidisciplinary community of more than 120 researchers. The Department is internationally renowned for its research in biomedical imaging, enjoys strong institutional support, and is ranked #6 in the nation, and #1 in California, based on research expenditures by the National Science Foundation. UC Davis also has a School of Medicine (including an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center), a School of Veterinary Medicine, the California National Primate Research Center, and the NSF Center for Biophotonics, offering unparalleled opportunities for collaborative and translational research. Davis is located within 1-2 hours of San Francisco, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe and the Northern California coast offering access to a wide range of outdoor and cultural activities and an excellent quality of life.
About Our Laboratory: Our laboratory is dedicated to the development and application of optical techniques for diagnostics and basic science. We have previously made contributions to rapidly tunable lasers for biomedical imaging, functional retinal imaging, all-optical blood flow quantification, and deep tissue cellular-level microscopy. Trainees in our laboratory will acquire a broad skill set from fundamental biophotonic technologies to biology and clinical medicine. We are supported by funding from the American Heart Association, the NIH, the UC Davis College of Engineering, and the Glaucoma Research Foundation.