Postdoctoral Research Associate - Radiation Oncology
- Washington University School of Medicine
- Location: Saint Louis, MO
- Job Number: 7104873 (Ref #: JR67838)
- Posting Date: Jul 8, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Department of Radiation Oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine has an immediate opening in the field of imaging technology development. The successful candidate will join our effort to develop distributed x-ray imaging and proton imaging. Our goal is to provide advanced technologies for point-of-care imaging and precise image-guided radiation treatments.
The Advanced X-Ray Imaging Lab (AXIL) at the radiation oncology department is developing multiple novel imaging technologies. A major recent effort was the development of distributed x-ray source, which is now commercialized through a startup company. We are continually developing novel imaging systems as well as small animal irradiators based on our distributed x-ray source technology. Besides x-ray imaging, we are also developing a novel proton imaging device, advanced image reconstruction, and proton treatment plan optimization algorithms.
Washington University provides strong support to postdocs for future career development. The Radiation Oncology Department provides tuition remission for Medical Physics Certificate Program for postdocs who are interested in becoming clinical medical physicists. We also provide training in commercialization and entrepreneurship through the Translational Sciences Postdoctoral Program (TSPP) at Washington University.
Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/.
Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
Ph.D. degree in nuclear engineering, physics, medical physics, electrical engineering, or other related fields.
Strong background in experimental physics, instrumentation and/or scientific computing and machine learning.
Experience with radiation detection, electronics design and proficiency in MATLAB is highly desired.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions:
All Interested candidates are invited to email their CV, cover letter, and contact information of three references to Dr. Tiezhi Zhang, Ph.D. at [email protected]
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.