Biomedical Engineering

Job Opportunities at UC Davis

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

We are now accepting applications for a postdoctoral associate. Please read the description for the position below.

Position Description: A full-time postdoctoral position is available to study immuno-engineering to develop novel, biomaterial-based immunotherapeutics. The successful candidate will work on multidisciplinary projects aimed at generating microparticles for autoimmune disease therapy. For this highly collaborative position, the successful applicant will be expected to work closely with other faculty in the Biomedical Engineering department, and researchers at UC Davis School of Medicine and the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences.

Position Requirements: The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or related field with demonstrated expertise working with biomaterials, immune cell, excellent primary culture skills, and a strong background in molecular biology and liquid chromatography. Qualified applicants must have experience working successfully in a team setting, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and a strong publication record. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise using various biomedical imaging modalities, small animal procedures, and those who have a strong track record as graduate students of engineering, materials science, and/or biological research as evidenced by their published work.

Application: Interested candidates should email a single PDF file including a letter of interest, CV and three letters of reference (including referee contact information) to Dr. Jamal Lewis. Email: jamlewis@ucdavis.edu

For more information, please visit http://www.ucdavislewislab.com/.

Postdoctoral Position

To develop new variants of luciferase for biomedical imaging project

Description: A position is available in the Louie Lab in Biomedical Engineering (http://www.bme.ucdavis.edu/louie/) for applicants with strong molecular biology and protein engineering experience. The successful candidate will use methods such as site directed and directed evolution to engineer new variants of luciferase for a novel project in imaging funded by the Keck Foundation. This is an excellent opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary team with chemists and engineers, in collaboration with international partners.  Initial appointment is for one year with potential for extension upon mutual agreement.

Qualifications: The postdoctoral candidate should have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or related fields. The candidate must have hands-on experience with the following techniques: PCR, DNA cloning, protein expression/purification/characterization, mammalian and bacterial cell culture and handling, transfection of mammalian cells, and microscopy. The candidate should have deep understanding of enzyme kinetics and protein chemistry. Some experience in protein engineering would also be a plus. The candidate should be self-motivated and be able to work independently with minimal supervision, but also be capable of working collaboratively with other researchers in various disciplines.  Position available to start as early as August.

To apply, please send cover letter, and CV to Dr. Angelique Louie (aylouie@ucdavis.edu) Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis 95616

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 Institute for Regenerative Cures 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.

Postdoctoral Position In Optical Technology for Biomedical Applications: UC Davis

Description: A postdoctoral research position is open for applicants with experimental research experience in optical technologies using lasers, spectroscopic instruments, optical fibers, solid state detectors, laser-scanning optical microscopes, endoscopy, and micro-optics. Candidates will be considered for a broad range of projects including integration of optical technologies with da Vinci surgical robot for intra-operative delineation of surgical margins, development of intravascular catheter systems, and development of optical methods for non-destructive evaluation of engineered tissues. The successful candidates will work on National Institutes of Health (NIH) and California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) funded multidisciplinary projects focused on research, development and clinical translation of fluorescence lifetime techniques for in-vivo diagnosis of human diseases. This is an opportunity to work in the Biophotonics Laboratory (http://bme.ucdavis.edu/marculab/) at the University of California Davis (Department of Biomedical Engineering) and in collaboration with clinical departments within the UC Davis School of Medicine and industry partners. The initial appointment is for two years with potential for extension depending upon performance.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or other closely related areas. In addition, they must have experience in optical instrumentation, programming (C/C++, MATLAB) and software control of instrumentation. Experience with short pulse lasers, time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, fast electronics optical imaging, LabView programming, catheter-based optical systems, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, microfabrication, and pre-clinical and clinical translation of optical technologies is a plus. The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to build and maintain optical instrumentation, perform experimental work and theoretical analysis, publish papers, and to work independently and in an interdisciplinary team. Interested applicants should submit via e-mail a complete curriculum vitae, the contact information for three references, and a copy of one or two publication from previous research to:

Professor Laura Marcu
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
E-mail: lmarcu@ucdavis.edu

Postdoctoral Position In signal and image processing and visualization: UC Davis

Description: A postdoctoral research position is open for applicants with strong expertise and experience in image and signal processing. The candidate responsibilities include implementation of software (data analysis, display, and visualization) and hardware (data/image acquisition) supporting a broad range of projects including image-guided surgery and other interventions (e.g. integration of optical technologies with da Vinci surgical robot for intra-operative real-time delineation of surgical margins, intravascular multimodal imaging systems, nondestructive methods for evaluation of engineered tissues constructs or grafts) and augmented reality. The successful candidates will work on National Institutes of Health (NIH) and California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) funded multidisciplinary projects focused on research, development and clinical translation of optical techniques and high frequency ultrasound technologies for in-vivo diagnosis and therapy of human diseases. This is an opportunity to work in the Biophotonics Laboratory (http://bme.ucdavis.edu/marculab/) at the University of California Davis (Department of Biomedical Engineering) and in collaboration with clinical departments within the UC Davis School of Medicine and industry partners. The initial appointment is for two years with potential for extension depending upon performance.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and strong background in classical signal and image processing, data visualization, statistical methods, statistical learning, and classification models. Proficiency in coding using MATLAB and C++ is needed. Interested applicants should submit via e-mail a complete curriculum vitae, the contact information for three references, and a copy of one or two publication from previous research to:

Professor Laura Marcu
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
E-mail: lmarcu@ucdavis.edu

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biomedical Optics, Biomedical Engineering: UC Davis

Description: Postdoctoral research positions are open for candidates interested in developing the next generation of imaging technologies for the brain and eye. 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, diffuse optics, and microscopy will be considered. 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.

Please send materials to
Professor Vivek Srinivasan
Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
E-mail: vjsriniv@ucdavis.edu

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