SPECIALIST POSITION

Specialist Pool- Various Open Positions

Michael Berns, Ph.D., Prof. Michael Berns at the Beckman Laser Institute is recruiting candidates with a background in Optical Engineering.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of a B.S. degree (preferably in biomedical engineering).
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting.

Desired:

  • Familiarity with novel optical microscope and laser medical technologies, physics, and optics to integrate various new optical technologies into current systems.
  • Knowledge of lasers, photonics, applied optics, thermal imaging techniques, and laser alignment through various optical configurations, including microscope.

Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with training, qualifications, and experience.

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Elliot Botvinick, Ph.D., seeks B.S. degreed candidates with strong laboratory research backgrounds and publication records. Interdisciplinary skills and approaches are required. This is an ongoing recruitment and positions are dependent upon extramural funding. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Initial appointments are for one year and renewal is based on availability of support. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Zhongping Chen, Ph.D.,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.

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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 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.

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Bernard Choi, Ph.D., seeks 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. A 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. electronically.

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Dr. Petra Wilder-Smith anticipates openings for Junior, Assistant, Associate, and Full Specialists in her group, which focuses on the use of light and lasers for detecting and treating oral pathologies such as dental, periodontal disease, and cancer. Responsibilities include assisting with laboratory, animal and clinical research, regulatory and administrative activities as well as working with our student researchers. Candidates must have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting, must be self-motivated, team players, strong written and verbal communicators   and able to achieve goals on time and independently. All appointments are for one year with the potential for extension dependent upon performance and funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Brian J.F. Wong, M.D., Ph.D., is a Biomedical Engineering Professor at the University of California, Irvine and the Vice Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. He runs a translational research lab at the Beckman Laser Institute of UC Irvine primarily focusing on developing nascent medical devices for use in surgery with an emphasis on optical technologies.  He anticipates Specialist series academic positions opening this year. The job responsibilities include collaborating with scientists to develop and refine imaging techniques, maintaining research protocols (e.g., IRB, IACUC, etc.), and coordinating with clinicians and researchers to conduct animal and human studies. Furthermore, advanced job functions include designing and performing experiments in support of ongoing projects, processing and analyzing data using computer software or self-written algorithms, and contributing to scientific presentations and publications as needed. The minimum educational requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics or similar fields. Skills required include a solid understanding of MATLAB and mathematics ideally at least through differential equations. Prior experience in optics is not required, though encouraged. Other preferred skillsets include C/C++, Solidworks, and 3D printing. The salary is entry-level (commensurate with qualifications and experience) for the institution, and the position is available for at least one year. This is an ideal position for applicants who wish to gain clinical exposure to pursue medical school, graduate studies in biomedical engineering, or work in industry. We have a very good track record of putting our team members into both graduate and medical schools.

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Matthew Brenner, M.D. anticipates openings for research scientists at various Specialists levels. Positions are dependent on extramural funding, research contracts of individual Principal Investigator, and candidate’s level of experience. The initial position may be for up to one year, with the possibility of renewal.

Requirements:

  • Ability to explain procedures and protocols.
  • Diffuse optical spectroscopy (DOS) monitoring experience.
  • Laser instruments and laser safety knowledge.
  • Experience in animal anesthesia, intubation, ventilation, airway management, monitoring, IV placement, and IM shots.
  • Some experience in photography and digital imaging systems for experimental documentation, and presentation preparation.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting.

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Dr. Mihaela Balu anticipates openings for various Specialists series levels in her lab group, which focuses on advancing the technology development of instrumentation based on multiphoton microscopy for pre-clinical and clinical applications. The initial position is a minimum 1-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

Requirements:

  • B.S. degree (preferably in Physics, Chemistry or Optical Engineering)
  • Experience with nonlinear optical microscopy and/or other imaging techniques
  • Laser instruments and laser safety knowledge; Ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting
  • Strong verbal skills
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Experience with imaging animal models
  • Ability to explain procedures and protocols
  • Experience working with IRB study subjects/patients is a plus.

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