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Postdoctoral Research Associate I or II Medical Imaging

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The University of Arizona

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TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate I or II

DepartmentMedical Imaging (0711)

LocationUniversity of Arizona Health Sciences

Position Summary

The Biomedical Imaging Innovation/Clinical Translation - Next-gen CT (BIG-CT) research laboratory directed by Drs. Andrew Karellas and Srinivasan Vedantham in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ is seeking candidates for an open Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The BIG-CT research laboratory is focused on design and development of x-ray based imaging systems, imaging techniques, image processing, and image analysis, with emphasis on clinical translation.

The successful candidate will assume an important role in many of the laboratory functions that are funded by NIH/NCI research projects.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate may be required to travel to other sites to perform research collaborations and to attend conferences and meetings, and may be required to work with potentially hazardous materials such as toxic chemicals, radiation, and/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 .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 Americas 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 .

Duties & Responsibilities

- Participate in research on the development of x-ray based imaging systems and x-ray based imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) and x-ray phase contrast imaging (PCI).

- Participate in the development of protocols for clinical translational studies.

- Programming and testing of software algorithms and routines for image reconstruction, image quality assessment, radiation dose estimation, image processing/segmentation, and image analysis.

- Empirical evaluations of x-ray based imaging systems and techniques.

- Interact 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

- Should have strong computational skills

Minimum Qualifications

- Ph.D. in Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

- Knowledge of the principles and techniques of x-ray imaging systems and methods.

- Computer programming experience with MATLAB or IDL, C/C , and Python.

- Experience with GEANT4 or similar Monte Carlo modeling toolkit.

- Experience with implementing computational neural network architecture.

- Experience in image reconstruction for tomographic x-ray imaging.

- Experience in image processing and segmentation.

- Experience with performing empirical evaluations such as modulation transfer function and noise power spectrum measurements.

- Abilities in technical writing and scientific communication.

- History of peer-reviewed publications.


Full Time/Part TimeFull Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week40

Job CategoryPostdoctoral Research

Benefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits

Posted Rate of PayDOE (NIH stipend)

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

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberP20403

Number of VacanciesOne

Desired Start Date07/31/2017

Position End Date (if temporary)07/17/2017

Limited to Current UA EmployeesNo

Contact Information for Candidates

Supervisor and Contact

Dr. Andrew Karellas

Open Date07/13/2017

Close Date

Open Until FilledYes

Review Begins On07/24/2017

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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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The University of Arizona is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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The University of Arizona (UA) is a place without limits—where teaching, research, service, and innovation merge to improve lives in Arizona and beyond. We aren't afraid to ask bigger questions, to get better answers. Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 20th among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.Establishing Arizona's first university in the middle of the Sonoran Desert was a bold move. But our founders were fearless, and we have never lost that spirit. To this day, we're revolutionizing the fields of space sciences, optics, biosciences, medicine, arts and humanities, business, technology transfer, and many others. Since it was founded, the UA has grown to cover more than 380 acres in central Tucson, a rich breeding ground for discovery. Where else in the world can you find an astronomical observatory mirror lab under a football stadium? An entire ecosystem under a glass dome? Who else is bringing back samples from asteroids? Visit our campus just once, and you'll quickly understand why the UA is a university unlike any other.

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