Specialist Positions

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.

Candidates for this position should hold a Ph.D. and should have less than five years of postdoctoral training. They should possess the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team setting.

Zhongping Chen, Ph.D. The Beckman Laser Institute at the University of California, Irvine anticipates openings for Junior, Assistant, Associate, and Full Specialists.

Requirements - B.S. degree with Biomedical Optics background. Research areas of particular interest include the development of optical coherence tomography (OCT); multiphoton endoscopy; intravascular photoacoustic tomography; and other biophotonic imaging technologies.

Candidates must have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting. Initial appointments are for at least one year with the potential for extension and/or renewal dependent on work performance and availability of funding support. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience

Anthony Durkin, Ph.D. is seeking 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 must have a Ph.D. for Associate and Specialist level. Candidates must have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting. All appointments are for one year with the potential for extension dependent upon performance and funding.

Drs. Kristen Kelly and Bernard Choi are seeking applicants with an interest in translational optical imaging. Responsibilities include image collection analysis and computer-based instrumentation. Experience in biophotonics and LabView and MATLAB programming desirable. Candidates for Junior or Assistant Specialist should have a B.S. or M.S. Ph.D. preferred for Associate and Specialist level. Candidates must have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting. All appointments are for one year with the potential for extension dependent upon performance and funding.

Bruce Tromberg, Ph.D. is recruiting for a training fellowship in Biomedical Optics Medical Device Development for Cancer Detection. Responsibilities include developing non-invasive optical devices for research and clinical studies in breast cancer. We seek individuals with expertise in optical technologies using semiconductor lasers, optical fibers, computers, and solid-state detectors. Knowledge of electronics, rf techniques, and software control of instrumentation is desirable.

Candidates must have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting. All appointments are for one year with the potential for extension dependent upon performance and funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Brian J.F. Wong, M.D., Ph.D. seeks applicants for a junior research specialist at the Beckman Laser Institute. Applicants with a broad background are encouraged to apply, but consideration is given to those with an extensive background in optics or medical device design. Dr. Wong's work is focused in three areas: 1) development of optical imaging technology, 2) characterization of thermoviscoelasticity and shape change in living tissues, and 3) development of novel light activated/modulated therapeutic regimens.

Candidates should have a BS or MS in engineering. 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. All appointments are for one year with potential for extension dependent upon performance and funding.

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.