Research Associate-Fixed Term

East Lansing MI
Feb 08, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Dantus Lab in the Department of Chemistry and the Qiu Lab in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the brand-new Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ) are seeking a post-doctoral Research Associate.  The applicant will be conducting research on nonlinear optics and label-free microscopy system. The focus will be the design and construction of a new multiphoton multimodal microscope using a compact femtosecond fiber laser and pulse shaper to be used for clinical applications. IQ is closely collaborating with the Michigan State University School of Human Medicine and College of Veterinary Medicine, the National Lab in Chicago, and the Stanford Cancer Center.

Representative recent publications from the Dantus and Qiu Labs include: Femtosecond Laser Shaping: From Laboratory to Industry, CRC Press, 2017; Nature Photonics 10 (8), 534-540, 2016; Gastroenterology. 2014 Mar; 146(3): 615–617; Nature Photonics 5, 103–109, 2011.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Optics/Chemistry/Biomedical Engineering

Minimum Requirements

A PhD (or equivalent) in Optics, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Apply Physics, Bio-Instrumentation or a related field is required. Demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas is required: ultrafast laser, optical MEMS/micro-systems, microscopy techniques.

Desired Qualifications

Familiarity with one or more of the following areas is preferred: fiber lasers, optical imaging systems, optical design and manufacturing, fiber optics, spectroscopy, image processing, programming in Labview/C++/Matlab/Python.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a CV; names and contact information of three references; and a cover letter describing any relevant research experience.

Special Instructions

Review of applications begins 2/22/18

Please contact Dr. Marcos Dantus ( or Dr. Zhen Qiu ( for more details.

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