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Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Optics and Medical Physics

UT southwestern medical center-faculty of medical physics
Dallas, Texas
Up to $65,000 US dollars with great benefits
Closing date
Jul 1, 2022
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We are looking for skilled and enthusiastic candidates to fill Postdoctoral Fellow positions in the Biomedical Imaging and Radiation Technology Laboratory(BIRTLab). Our mission is to innovate, develop, and apply biomedical technology to empower cancer research.

Successful candidates will be joining our team to work on either one of the following projects:

(1). Developing optical tomography-guided system for pre-clinical radiation therapy research; specifically, we will develop a quantitative fluorescence, bioluminescence, and diffuse optical tomography system to localize tumors in vivo, guide irradiation, and quantify treatment response.

(2). Establishing an ultra-sensitive optical imaging system integrated with high-resolution X-ray cone beam CT(CBCT)/MRI imaging for in vivo tumor and immune cell tracking to facilitate cancer therapy development.

The projects are multi-disciplinary and integrate engineering, algorithm development, optics, radiation physics, biology, and industrial components. Success completion of the projects will significantly advance image-guided systems for cancer treatment.

BIRTLab provides an outstanding environment to grow candidates toward successful careers.

  • Lab director Dr. Wang works tirelessly with candidates to ensure they meet their career goals. Through attentive guidance, he encourages members to think creatively and develop their own research projects. All activities are supported by extramural funding through the NIH and Texas CPRIT.
  • Successful members are also eligible for basic clinical medical physics training and a tuition fee waiver to enroll in a certificate program with CAMPEP-accredited courses, which covers medical physics didactic elements for people who enter the medical physics profession through an alternative pathway.

Multi-disciplinary projects, a strong research environment, and the medical physics pathway together provide a unique opportunity to prepare the candidate for careers in academia and industry, or to become a professional medical physicist in the U.S.

Candidates with established experience in analytical calculation, numerical algorithm, biomedical optics, or engineering system design and development are desired. Candidates who hold degrees in mathematics, physics, biomedical engineering, physics, and engineering are encouraged to apply. Further details about the BIRTLab and projects can be found at

Position and compensation are based on candidates’ experience and NIH scale with competitive benefits. Interested candidates should send a statement of interest, CV, and the contact of 3 references to:

Ken Kang-Hsin Wang, Ph.D., DABR

Associate Professor

CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

Division of Medical Physics and Engineering

Department of Radiation Oncology

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