Job Opportunities at UC Davis

Postdoctoral Position in Imaging

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis for an imaging scientist with extensive experience in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).  This position is part of an NIH project to develop molecular imaging techniques to study cardiovascular arrhythmias.  The qualified candidate has experience in imaging or related fields and a track record of high quality publications. Ability to work in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment and strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Required qualifications:

  • Must have a PhD in Bioengineering, Imaging Physics, Chemistry, or related field, and be < 3 years from receipt of PhD.
  • Should have extensive experience with Magnetic Resonance Imaging, image acquisition, and image processing
  • Experience with contrast enhanced imaging would be preferred
  • Experience with tissue culture and preclinical murine models would be viewed favorably
  • Prior knowledge and experience in molecular imaging is helpful

Required application materials:

  • Cover letter containing a one page research summary and brief statement of career goals
  • CV, including links to authored publications
  • Names of 3 referees
  • College transcripts (graduate and undergrad, unofficial is ok)

Faculty sponsor: Dr. Angelique Louie

Department: Biomedical Engineering

Postdoc appointment term: up to 3 years, renewable annually based on performance

Appointment start date:  by arrangement, available immediately

Group website: http://www.bme.ucdavis.edu/louie/

Submit application materials by e-mail to Dr. Louie:   aylouie@ucdavis.edu

Junior Specialist

The Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of California, Davis, invites applications from qualified candidates for Junior Specialist position.

Position Requirements: The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical engineering, engineering, neurobiology or related field or equivalent research experience. 

Position Description: A successful candidate will have experience in using existing data in the lab, apply cutting edge computational approaches to the analysis of the data; Work with the PI to become familiar with the existing data structures and computational approaches; Design hypothesis driven research questions to analyze the data that provide new understanding of the systems under study; Identify creative way to address any need for revision of experimental protocols. The position is expected to collect, organize, and present data, engage in lab meetings and discussions on research, and assist in the interpretation and publication of those data. The candidate will be mentored regarding career paths in academia or industry, have opportunities to assist the PI in the development and presentation of course material, and be supported to present data at conferences and contribute to the publication of peer reviewed manuscripts.

Preference will be given to candidates with imaging and cell and tissue culture experience. Ability to follow health, chemical, and safety guidelines and instructions. Ability to prioritize and schedule work to meet deadlines and to flexibility to accommodate changes in projects as the need arises.

Application: Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system (https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02125). Required materials include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and names and contact information for 3-5 references.  Inquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee at apanitch@ucdavis.edu.

The deadline for full consideration is October 1, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The UC Davis College of Engineering is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. http://bme.ucdavis.edu

Postdoctoral Scholar(s) in Tissue Engineering

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2018, preferred, but not required.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for one or more positions as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the areas of tissue engineering, mass transfer, microphysiological systems (“organ-on-a-chip”), stem cell biology, electrically active cells, and cardiomyocyte biology. The initial appointment will be full-time, for a 12-month period. The salary will be commensurate with experience. Renewal of the contract will be contingent upon the availability of adequate funding and performance.

Requirements: A strong background in tissue engineering, chemical engineering, stem cell biology, cardiomyocyte biology, or neuroscience is required. The position requires a Ph.D. in biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, or a related field, as well as excellent communication and writing skills.

Application Procedure: Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, name/addresses of at least two references, and cover letter by email (scgeorge@ucdavis.edu) to Professor Steven C. George.

Screening will begin as early as August 24, 2018, and will remain open until all positions are filled.

The University of California, Davis, is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Postdoctoral Position in Biomedical Engineering — Organic Synthesis of Hybrid Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnostics: Carney Lab

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Description: The Carney Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis is seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral research scholar to develop and synthesize hybrid inorganic/organic nanoparticles for application in surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) analysis of exosomes isolated from human cancer specimens. The candidate will work in a new and highly collaborative laboratory on the UC Davis campus with access to state-of-the-art facilities and photonics equipment. Start date is as early as October/November 2018. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal, based on the availability of funding and contingent upon satisfactory performance. Position level and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities: The selected candidate will be responsible for developing novel and rigorous chemical synthetic methods for noble metal/silica nanoparticles with high biocompatibility. The postdoc will be expected to draft reports and prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and will be encouraged to present their research at international meetings. In addition to independently designing and carrying out research projects, the postdoc will manage the wet lab aspects of the Carney lab, with responsibilities that include supervision and training of junior lab members in chemical safety and organic synthetic methods, as well as chemical inventory management. The candidate must be willing to prepare training grant proposals and other applications for research funding.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science, or a related field is required. Comprehensive experience in organic chemistry synthesis is required, including column chromatography, HPLC, NMR, and mass spectrometry. Expertise in silica chemistry and bioconjugation techniques is highly desired. Raman spectroscopy experience is not required.

How to apply: Candidates should submit the following items as a single PDF directly to Prof. Carney at rcarney@ucdavis.edu — 

1. NIH format Biosketch (fellowship version: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm)

2. Concise statement of past and future research interests (1pg)

3. At least two letters of support (or names and contact information for requesting the letters, one reference should be from the Ph.D. advisor) 

Staff Position in Quantitative Image Analysis

The Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging (CMGI) at UC Davis invites applications for a staff position focusing on the development and optimization of computational pipelines for biomedical image processing and analysis. The successful candidate will develop and publish novel solutions to address unmet needs in the area of quantitative image processing using preclinical and clinical data, will provide advice and direction on image analysis to laboratories at UC Davis and the UC Davis Medical Center, and convert existing analysis tools into turnkey software. This position will also have the opportunity to identify additional responsibilities that match his/her interests, such as developing image analysis protocols for comparing and evaluating algorithmic performance or pursuing independent research in image analysis.

The successful individual will have an advanced degree in biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering or related discipline and possess direct knowledge of biomedical image analysis methods and algorithms, as demonstrated by experience and accomplishments. Specifically, proficiency in computer programming, strong background in applied mathematics, experience with image analysis tools such as 3D Slicer, BrainSuite, ITK/VTK, Amira and PMOD, and knowledge of writing plug-ins or apps for image processing is necessary. Excellent communication and written skills are a must. Experience in imaging database maintenance, and fostering cross-disciplinary collaborative efforts is highly desirable.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Abhijit J. Chaudhari by email at ajchaudhari@ucdavis.edu with “Staff position at CMGI” in the subject line. Applicants must attach a detailed CV, and contact information for at least two referees. More information about CMGI is here: http://bme.ucdavis.edu/cmgi/

Postdoctoral Position in Radiotherapy Imaging and Dosimetry

Position: A postdoctoral position is available in the Cherry laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis (http://bme.ucdavis.edu/cherrylab/). We are looking for highly motivated individuals with an interest in nuclear imaging and radiotherapy (radionuclide therapy in particular). Applicants should have a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering, medical imaging, or image/signal processing. Expertise in nuclear imaging, image reconstruction, Monte Carlo simulation, and high proficiency in computer programming is preferred. The successful applicant will work with the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Radiology, and the School of Veterinary Medicine to develop image-based dosimetry for internal radiation therapy. Specifically, the project aims at developing novel methods to improve the treatment of liver cancer through radioembolization, a procedure performed in the division of Interventional Radiology. Excellent communication skills to interact with physicians at the UC Davis Medical Center are required.

University of California, Davis: The University is ranked 6th among U.S. public universities and the Department of Biomedical Engineering is ranked 14th in the nation in research expenditures by the NSF. Through close collaboration between the School of Veterinary Medicine (ranked 1st worldwide), the School of Medicine, and the College of Engineering, UC Davis provides unique opportunities for multidisciplinary and translational research. UC Davis is located in Northern California, within easy reach of Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Napa Valley, Yosemite and the Northern California coast.

Application: Qualified candidates can apply by sending their CV, the names of two references, and a short statement of research interests to Dr. Emilie Roncali (eroncali@ucdavis.edu).

 

Postdoctoral Associate Position Available

The Immuno-Modulatory Biomaterials Laboratory is now accepting applications for a postdoctoral associate. Please see the description for the position below.

Position Description: A full-time postdoctoral position is available to study phagocyte biology at the molecular and cellular scale using transcriptomics and optical imaging. The successful candidate will work on multidisciplinary projects aimed at understanding controlled vomocytosis in phagocytic cells. 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 a related field with demonstrated expertise working in biomaterials, transcriptomics, and immunology. 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, RNA seq, and flow cytometry. We seek highly self-motivated individuals with the appropriate skillset.

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

Simon Lab Postdoctoral Position

The Simon laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis is seeking PhDs and MD/PhDs who are interested in studying innate immunity at the molecular and cellular scale using optical imaging and microfluidics. Prospective candidates training background may include but are not limited to: (1) Immunology, (2) Biophysics/Biochemistry/Bioengineering, and (3) Molecular biology. Preference will be given to applicants with strong hands-on experience and knowledge in microscopy, flow cytometry, cell biology, and microfabrication based lab-chip technology, as well as strong data analysis/modeling skills. We are seeking highly self-motivated individuals rather than candidates with specific research areas/skills. All PhDs and MD/ PhDs with good scientific accomplishment are encouraged to apply. We offer a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and collaborative environment to support a career in immune-biology and biomedical engineering.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae including list of publications, and contact information for three references to: sisimon@ucdavis.edu.

 

Postdoctoral Scholars in Microfabrication/Microfluidics

Position:      Postdoctoral Scholars in Microfabrication/Microfluidics

Salary:         $48,000 – $52,000

Start Date:   July 1, 2017 preferred, but not required. 

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for one or more positions as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the areas of microfabrication and microfluidics.  The initial appointment will be full-time, for a 12 month period.  The salary range is $48,000 – $52,000 per year, and will be commensurate with experience.  Renewal of the contract will be contingent upon the availability of adequate funding and performance.

Requirements: A strong background in microfluics, microfabrication, modeling physical systems, and/or transport phenomena is required.  The position requires a Ph.D. in physics, engineering, or a related field, as well as excellent communication and writing skills.

Application Procedure:  Applicants should send a resume and name/addresses of at least two references to:

Application Procedure:  Applicants should send a resume and name/addresses of at least two references to:

Steven C. George, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
E-mail: scgeorge@ucdavis.edu
http://georgelab.bme.wustl.edu

Screening will begin as early as April 1 and will remain open until all positions are filled.

The University of California, Davis is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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 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 deep learning methods: 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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