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Postdoctoral Research Associate II

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Other Medicine Faculty

Posting Number: req11726

Department: Medical Imaging

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona-Tucson, has a postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Dr. Russell S. Witte, PhD. The successful candidate will assume a lead role in developing acoustoelectric brain imaging technology, combining ultrasound with radiofrequency sensing to map electrical currents in the body. The successful applicant will work closely with a team of engineers and physician scientists to build and validate bench-top imaging systems before translation to the clinic for further evaluation and refinement.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop imaging protocols using a programmable ultrasound platform (VerasonicsTM).
  • Apply advanced principles in US signal processing and beamforming.
  • Solve inverse problems in ultrasound and bioelectricity.
  • Analyze multidimensional datasets.
  • Conduct experiments in tissue-mimicking phantoms, biological tissue, animals or humans.
  • Produce
    high quality publications and mentor team of graduate and undergraduate

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Optical Sciences, Applied Physics or related field.
  • At least three publications in biomedical imaging and/or advanced signal processing.
  • At
    least four years' experience working with hardware and instrumentation.

Preferred Qualifications

*Candidate shall be self-motivated, able to work independently in a multidisciplinary environment, and have a track record of quality publications in biomedical imaging involving ultrasound, signal processing, and imaging systems. *Experience with Vantage open platform ultrasound system by VerasonicsTM. *4+ years' experience with bioinstrumentation (e.g., oscilloscope, function generator, scanner). *4+ years' experience in MatlabTM/C++ or Labview. *2+ years' experience with acoustic modeling software. *Fluency in English with excellent writing and presentation skills. Experience with any of following: acoustoelectric imaging, electrical impedance imaging, EEG current source analysis, functional brain imaging, solving inverse problems, electrophysiology, ultrasound signal processing, pulse encoding and reconstruction, radar, K-Wave, FOCUS, Field-II, SolidWorks, 3D printing.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $55,632

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Russell Witte, PhD |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

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. As an Hispanic-serving institution, 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 a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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