The School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Beckman Laser Institute, located at the University of California, Irvine, is anticipating openings for Postdoctoral Scholars to work with:

Mihaela Balu, Ph.D., has an opening for a post-doctoral position to work on an exciting project on the development of instrumentation based on multiphoton microscopy for pre-clinical and clinical applications in the Nonlinear Optical Microscopy (NLOM) Lab at the Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic, University of California, Irvine (UCI). The initial position may be for up to two years, with the possibility of renewal. Requirements: Ph.D. in Physics, Optics, Chemistry, or related Engineering field. Desired: Experience with nonlinear optical microscopy and/or other imaging techniques. For more information about our work, see:

The Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic  at UCI ( is internationally-recognized for its research, innovation, and unique translational technology rapidly moving new technologies from bench-to-bedside. It is one of five national Beckman Institutes supported by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation with others at: California Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Stanford University, and City of Hope National Medical Center.  Beckman Institutes are pioneering research at the interface between disciplines.

Please, send an email to Mihaela Balu (, the Principal Investigator of the NLOM Lab, if you are interested. To apply, go here:

Michael Berns, Ph.D., periodically seeks applicants with an expertise for the design and construction of novel new laser-based optical microscopes. Applicants should have proven experience in the application of these new technologies, which are focused around photonics and laser interactions in a focused microscope spot. Candidate must be able to provide physics and optics expertise and at the same time, work specifically to integrate various new optical technologies into current systems. Experience in molecular biology and cell culture is also desirable.

Zhongping Chen, Ph.D., seeks applicants for a position in the area of Biomedical Optics at the Beckman Laser Institute and collaborates with the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine. Research areas that are of particular interests include the development of optical coherence tomography (OCT), multiphoton and nonlinear optical microendoscopy, and photoacoustic tomography for imaging tissue structure and physiology.  Interested applicants should apply here:

Anthony Durkin, Ph.D., seeks applicants with an interest in translational optical imaging. Responsibilities include collection and analysis of Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging data from in both preclinical and clinical settings as well as instrument design and assembly. Experience in biophotonics and tissue optics is required. Experience with LabView and MATLAB programming is desirable. In addition, candidate should have experience assembling instrumentation. Professional communication skills, both written and oral, are a must, as is a willingness to help manage projects. Candidates for post-doctoral employment must have a Ph.D. Candidates must have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting. Applicants should send a CV and the names of three references to All appointments are for one year with the potential for extension dependent upon performance and funding.

J. Stuart Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., seeks applicants with an interest in using and developing remote optical and thermal sensing techniques to study the effects of laser interaction with biological tissues in general and human skin in particular. Such techniques are based on pulsed photothermal radiometry, infrared tomography and optical coherence tomography. Experience in applied laser biology is desirable.

Brian J.F. Wong, M.D., Ph.D.,

A Postdoctoral–Fellow position is available at the Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. The post-doctoral fellow will work on the development of optical imaging technology of the upper airway using a number of imaging modalities.

The Beckman Laser Institute is a multi-disciplinary research center at UC Irvine with a strong focus on optical imaging of organs and tissues. The candidate should have a background in Electrical or Biomedical Engineering, or Computer Science, with biomedical optics expertise. A publication record in this area is necessary.

Requirements: Candidates must have a PhD in engineering for the postdoctoral fellow position. Communication and writing skills are paramount. Candidates should possess the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team setting and familiarity with biomedical optics concepts is desired.
Salary level is negotiable and will depend upon the candidate’s experience. Preference is given to US University graduates. All appointments are for one year with potential for extension dependent upon performance and funding. Send inquiries to

Please log onto UC Irvine’s RECRUIT located at
Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:
-Curriculum vitae
-One-page proposed statement of research on the important problem/question you want to address, specific aims, and approaches
-A statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equality, and inclusion. Your statement should address how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
-Misc / Additional (Optional)

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.