Postdoc engineer for image-guided drug delivery

Stanford University School of Medicine
Location: 
Palo Alto, CA
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Monday, September 11, 2017

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Department of Radiology at Stanford to lead an NIH-funded collaborative project on ultrasound/microbubble-mediated drug delivery in cancer (with special focus on liver cancer) including ultrasound image guidance, cavitation monitoring, and its translation toward patients. The candidate will perform studies involving engineering, design and implementation of a drug delivery platform for guided drug delivery. Highly motivated and self-starting individuals who enjoy working in interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to apply. The postdoctoral fellow will enjoy mentoring by two faculty members of the Department of Radiology at Stanford: Dr. Willmann, MD and Dr. Dahl, PhD.
Candidates with a doctoral degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Biomedical Engineering or related fields are welcome to apply. Strong knowledge in biomedical ultrasound, deep understanding of the principles of ultrasound imaging and physics, experience with beamforming), and strong computational skills (including Matlab) are required. Additionally desired but not necessary qualifications are: experience with the Verasonics Research Platform; transducer calibration (hydrophone); cavitation detection/imaging; frequency domain analysis (FFT); and high intensity focused ultrasound. Also, the candidate should have good communication skills and a collaborative spirit.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community. It welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

The appointment is for two years with possibility of extension. Applications are invited from all qualified candidates for this position. Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of work, along with the contact information for three referees to:

Juergen K. Willmann, MD
Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology
Stanford University
e-mail: willmann@stanford.edu