Postdoc position: Prostate Ultrasound Tomography

Johns Hopkins + NIH
Location: 
Bethesda, MD
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Post-doctoral Fellow position: Prostate Ultrasound Tomography
We are seeking a talented postdoctoral fellow to join a multi-disciplinary team of world-class physicians and scientists on a collaborative project between the Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute of Health to enable a low-cost cancer screening method for prostate. This position will be hired by the Johns Hopkins University (MUSiiC Lab https://musiic.lcsr.jhu.edu/) but will spend 80% of the time at the National Institute of Health, Clinical Center, Department of Radiology.
The Position
Your key scientific responsibilities will be to engage actively in innovation within early stage research that has potential to substantially impact future of prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. The goal is to develop a co-robotic ultrasound tomography system for prostate cancer screening. This includes but by no means is limited to designing a full angle tomography system, image reconstruction algorithms for full and limited angle tomography, robot kinematics and programming, device calibration, phantom studies, ex vivo test validations, and eventually in vivo study. This position is initially for one year with the possibility for the second year extension depending on the performance.
Required:
• A PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical engineering, or related area
• Expert in image reconstruction and tomography
• Experience with ultrasound imaging and physics
• Experience of ultrasound and device calibration
• Background in robotics
• Expert in Matlab
Preferred:
• Experience of C++ programming or ROS (robot opening system)
• Expert in Ultrasound and device calibration
• Experience of programming industrial robots such as Kuka or UR5
• CAD design (Solidworks)
• 3D printing
• Familiarity with IRB and FDA process
Contact: 
Please contact Reza Seifabadi at reza.seifabadi@nih.gov . Please put the title: Postdoctoral Applicant
Starting date: June 2017

About Johns Hopkins and NIH:
NIH clinical center, located in the main campus of NIH in Bethesda, MD is the largest research hospital in the world. NIH CC is known for first in human, and there may not be a better place to translate a potential solution to a clinical problem. NIH multidisciplinary prostate team has a reputation on many clinical trials and successful products introduced to the market.
Johns Hopkins University
The MUSiiC research lab, headed by Dr. Emad Boctor, develops innovative ultrasound technologies for medical applications ranging from prostate and breast cancer treatment to liver ablation and brachytherapy, among others. Our group is based on a collaboration among researchers from Johns Hopkins Medical School, Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, and partners from other academic institutions and industry.