Postdoctoral Associate

Stony Brook, NY
Jun 20, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate-1701874

Required Qualifications: (Evidenced by an attached resume)

Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related fields in hand by December 31, 2017.
Preferred Qualifications:
Extensive experience in designing terahertz spectral imaging systems. Extensive experience with designing and building terahertz time-domain spectroscopy systems, or ultrafast optical systems using femtosecond laser systems. Experience with designing and building robust and portable terahertz spectroscopy or optical coherence tomography setups. Experience with in vivo animal imaging or in-human experiments, IACUC and IRB regulatory aspects, FDA Investigational Device Exemption for any imaging modality is considered an advantage. Expertise in both design and instrumentation of terahertz imaging systems, femtosecond fiber lasers, non-linear optical systems, such as difference frequency generation, 2nd and 3rd harmonics generation, etc, is considered a plus. First author on several journal publications in the general field of terahertz spectroscopy and imaging. Publications with both numerical and experimental works are also preferred.

Brief Description of Duties:
The Arbab Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, is seeking a passionate and self-motivated postdoctoral researcher to develop novel ultra-portable handheld terahertz spectroscopy systems for biomedical imaging applications. The Arbab Laboratory works in the general area of terahertz polarization-sensitive and spectroscopic biomedical imaging systems. In this NIH-funded project, the postdoctoral candidate will work closely with the PI to design and build advanced portable terahertz imaging tools to study the progression and wound healing dynamics in skin burns. These THz scanners employ custom-designed galvanoscanner optics and multi-channel high-power plasmonic terahertz sources specially developed by our collaborators.

Upon completion of the initial imaging and in vivo dosimetry/calibration validation experiments, we intend to test the utility of the new THz scanner in an upcoming human study in the Stony Brook Hospital. Therefore, experience with in vivo imaging and human studies are considered a plus. The successful candidate in this interdisciplinary project can work well with a large team of researchers from various departments, is diligent and self-motivated and extremely well-organized. The project requires employing multidisciplinary knowledge across various fields such as optics, electromagnetics, solid-state physics and electrical engineering.

The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct independent research on the development of terahertz time-domain spectroscopic imaging systems and collaborate with biomedical researchers at Stony Brook University to conduct animal and human studies. Successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Within the predetermined research scope and methodology, conduct research experiments in the field of terahertz time-domain spectroscopy and imaging.
  • Collect and analyze data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills to analyze the collected data.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing.
  • Train graduate and undergraduate students in proper research methods, conducing terahertz experiments and data analysis
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies as needed.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.

Special Notes: The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

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Official Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Job Field: Post Doctoral
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Biomedical Engineering-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 9am-5:30pmBiomedical Engineering-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Jun 18, 2017
Posting End Date: Aug 20, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: CWE
Salary Grade: E89


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