Postdoctoral Research Associate II

Tucson, AZ
Feb 13, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Medical Imaging

Department Website Link:


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Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Russell S. Witte, PhD in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ). The successful candidate will assume a lead role in developing acoustoelectric brain imaging technology, combining ultrasound with radiofrequency sensing to map electrical currents in the body. The successful applicant will work closely with a team of engineers and physician scientists to build and validate bench-top imaging systems before translation to the clinic for further evaluation and refinement.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop imaging protocols using a programmable ultrasound platform (Verasonics™).
  • Apply advanced principles in US signal processing and beamforming.
  • Solve inverse problems in ultrasound and bioelectricity.
  • Analyze multidimensional datasets.
  • Conduct experiments in tissue-mimicking phantoms, biological tissue, animals or humans.
  • Produce high quality publications and mentor teamof graduate and undergraduate students.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biomedical Engineering, ElectricalEngineering, Optical Sciences, Applied Physics or related field.
  • At least three publications in biomedicalimaging and/or advanced signal processing.
  • At least four years’ experienceworking with hardware and instrumentation.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Candidate shall be self-motivated, able to work independently in a multidisciplinary environment, and have a track record of quality publications in biomedical imaging involving ultrasound, signal processing, and imaging systems. *Experience with Vantage open platform ultrasound system by Verasonics™.*4+ years’ experience with bioinstrumentation (e.g., oscilloscope, function generator, scanner).*4+ years’ experience in Matlab™/C++ or Labview.*2+ years’ experience with acoustic modeling software.*Fluency in English with excellent writing and presentation skills.Experience with any of following: acoustoelectric imaging, electrical impedance imaging, EEG current source analysis, functional brain imaging, solving inverse problems, electrophysiology, ultrasound signal processing, pulse encoding and reconstruction, radar, K-Wave, FOCUS, Field-II, SolidWorks, 3D printing.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$50,000 - $60,000

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Dr. Russell S. Witte, PhDProfessor, Medical ImagingUniversity of Arizona

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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