Research: NIH-funded postdoctoral research positions are available, starting in the Fall of 2010, to develop optical imaging devices and molecular probes for clinical applications. Researchers will be involved in the optical design, instrumentation, and mechanical design of miniature in vivo imaging devices, as well as the validation of these technologies using cell culture, tissues, and small-animal models. Specific research areas include, but are not limited to: 1) Innovative designs for fluorescence confocal endomicroscopy 2) Design on miniature MEMS-scanned optical biopsy devices for molecularly-targeted brain tumor resection 3) Endoscopic molecular screening with multiplexed surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) nanoparticles.
Environment: The BME department at Stony Brook (www.bme.sunysb.edu/) recently moved into a new facility, completed in early 2010, that is adjacent to both the College of Engineering and School of Medicine. A strong infrastructure for translational biophotonics research exists at Stony Brook, including core facilities within the medical school, a newly-launched Bio-Imaging Institute, and extensive imaging/nano-fabrication/characterization facilities at the nearby Brookhaven National Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (www.bnl.gov/cfn/).
Requirements: Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in applied physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, or related fields. Prior experience in the design of optical devices is necessary. Preference will be given to candidates familiar with optical-design tools such as ZEMAX, and with experience in mechanical design and CAD (ie. Solidworks). Though not required, ideal candidates should also have experience with, or a desire to be trained in, small-animal imaging and the use of molecular probes, such as fluorescence contrast agents and/or targeted nanoparticles. Candidates must be highly motivated and possess excellent communication skills.
To apply: Contact: All interested candidates should email their detailed CV, including a list of publications and references, accompanied by a cover letter, to Dr. Jonathan Liu: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information: bme.sunysb.edu/people/faculty/j_liu.html