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Postdoctoral position in signal and image processing and visualization

Posted: January 2021

Description: Postdoctoral research positions are open for applicants with strong expertise and experience in data analysis and image processing in the Biophotonics Laboratory (https://marculab.bme.ucdavis.edu/) at the University of California Davis (Department of Biomedical Engineering). The focus of this research is to develop and apply data analysis methods to support the development and clinical validation of novel optical imaging techniques for image-guided surgery of brain and head and neck cancer and other interventions.  This research is performed in collaboration with neuro- and head and neck surgeons at UC Davis Health as well as industry partners.

Objectives:

  • Contribute to the development of new analytical methods and/or the application of machine learning methods including deep learning AI to support data analysis and visualization of fluorescence lifetime data acquired in clinical setting (classification, motion correction, segmentation)
  • Facilitate the integration of optical technologies with existing surgical instrumentation, such as Da Vinci surgical robot, surgical microscope and BrainLab surgical navigation systems
  • Explore new data visualization methods for surgical use based on augmented reality (head-mounted display)
  • Work in collaboration with clinical departments within the UC Davis School of Medicine including Neurological Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery) as well as industry partners
  • The initial appointment is for two years with the potential for extension depending upon the performance
  • The successful candidates will work on National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded multidisciplinary projects focused on research, development and clinical translation of optical techniques for in-vivo diagnosis of human diseases

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and strong background in statistical methods, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data visualization. Proficiency in coding using MATLAB, Python, C++ is needed.

Application: Interested applicants should submit via e-mail a complete curriculum vitae, the contact information for three references, a short statement of research interest, 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 biomedical optics (biophotonics)

Posted: March 2021

Description: A postdoctoral research position is open for applicants with experimental research experience in biomedical optics in the Biophotonics Laboratory (https://marculab.bme.ucdavis.edu/) at the University of California Davis (Department of Biomedical Engineering). We are looking for highly motivated individuals with interest in research and applications of optical spectroscopy and imaging to support the development and clinical validation of novel optical imaging techniques for image-guided surgery and interventional cardiology.

The successful application will:

  • Contribute to the development of new multimodal fluorescence lifetime imaging and OCT instrumentation, including endoscopes and catheter-based systems
  • Develop software and methods for instrument control and data acquisition
  • Develop software and methods for data analysis and visualization
  • Work in collaboration with the clinical departments including neurosurgery, head and neck surgery, and cardiology within the UC Davis School of Medicine as well as academic partners
  • Provide support for regulatory activities related to clinical translation by generating documentation and test data
  • The initial appointment is for two years with the potential for extension depending upon the performance
  • The successful candidates will work on National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded multidisciplinary projects focused on research, development and clinical translation of optical techniques for in-vivo diagnosis of human diseases

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and strong background in optical technologies using lasers, optical coherence tomography (OCT), spectroscopic instruments, optical fibers, solid state detectors, endoscopy, and micro-optics as well as experience related to processing of OCT imaging data. Proficiency in coding using MATLAB/LabView, is needed.

Application: Interested applicants should submit via e-mail a complete curriculum vitae, the contact information for three references, a short statement of research interest, 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
CC: Dr. Julien Bec
E-mail:jbec@ucdavis.edu

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