Postdoctoral Fellow in Ben-Yakar Lab (two-photon endoscopy)

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

ID: 7089761
Posted: November 27, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Femtosecond Laser Assisted Biophotonics Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin seeks a postdoctoral researcher to join its interdisciplinary team, starting immediately. Interested candidates will join a team of researchers working to advance endoscopic nonlinear imaging devices for clinical applications specifically for cancer diagnosis. The NIH-funded project involves design and assembly of new endoscopic probes, development of new laser beam scanning strategies, optical signal collection systems, and in-house software that handles signal acquisition and image construction, and integration with a custom-made ultrafast laser system for dual color imaging. We also use machine learning algorithms for denoising and classification of images. Successful candidates for this position will have a strong background in optical instrumentation and be well-versed in laser-tissue interactions and endoscopic system design.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Graduate degree in electrical, mechanical, or biomedical engineering, or physics.
• Hands-on laboratory experience, particularly with optical components and optical laboratory equipment (linear/non-linear microscopes, optical fibers, PMTs etc.)
• Proficiency with optical and mechanical modeling software (such as ZEMAX, SOLIDWORKS).
• Proficiency with programming for data acquisition and analysis.
• English fluency and good writing and communication skills.
If you are interested in this position, please contact Dr. Adela Ben-Yakar at [email protected] Please include:
(1) your CV,
(2) your most relevant publications, and
(3) a few sentences describing why you are interested in this project, your qualifications, and your relevant technical accomplishments.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.