Postdoctoral Fellow - Imaging Physics - Dr. Richard Bouchard's Laboratory

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7099657
Posted: May 10, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position/Program Description:
A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Department of Imaging Physics in the laboratory of Richard Bouchard, Ph.D. Dr. Bouchard has focused his research program on clinically translatable photoacoustic-ultrasonic (PAUS), CEUS, and acoustic radiation force (ARF)-based elasticity imaging technologies. Specifically, Dr. Bouchard is investigating novel uses of these technologies in the detection, assessment, and treatment-monitoring of cancer and cardiac disease. To this end, Dr. Bouchard has invested considerable effort in development of quantitative imaging approaches for both endogenous (e.g., hemoglobin) and exogenous (e.g., molecularly targeted nanoparticles or phase-changing nanodroplets) in both tissue-mimicking phantom and preclinical (e.g., murine) models.


Learning Objectives:
The fellow will participate in a highly productive multi-disciplinary research program developing novel photoacoustic imaging techniques for cancer research. The fellow will have an opportunity to contribute to ongoing basic and translational research projects and will be encouraged to explore and develop new areas of research interest. The fellow will collaborate and coordinate with research and clinical stakeholders, and communicate findings via abstracts, poster and podium presentations, and publications.


Eligibility Requirements:
Ph.D. in Biomedical or Electrical Engineering is preferred. Ph.D. in other natural science disciplines will be considered.

Mentor Matching:
This position reports to Richard Bouchard, Ph.D.

Stipend:
The stipend level is determined by the number of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience. Relevant experience may include research experience (including industrial), teaching assistantship, internship, residency, clinical duties, or other time spent in a health-related field beyond that of the qualifying doctoral degree. The MD Anderson policy states that the minimum stipend for a postdoctoral fellow reflects the NIH Kirschstein-NRSA level for PGY0 experience. To view the full Kirschstein-NRSA stipend increase notice go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-036.html


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