Research – Biomedical Optical Imaging

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the largest research universities in the country, located in the vibrant city of Madison. The position is within the medical center, allowing for direct biomedical study and translation, within the Department of Medical Physics . This research intensive department has core faculty with affiliate appointments in Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Medicine. Work ranges from basic discovery and invention, through to research products and methods production, to clinical trials and industry collaboration and translation. Startup company development is encouraged in teh program. 

The candidate will advance their academic reserach knowledge by working on the use of optical imaging systems in radiation therapy and photodynamic therapy, developing systems for measurement of fluorescence and phosphorescence to study mechanisms of damage, using advanced optical systems for diagnostics. This is an opportunity to learn about the latest the newest technology and published results at the leading edge of radiotherapy and photodynamic mechanisms.

This position requires knowledge of at least two areas within photo-physics, imaging systems, cameras, photodynamic therapy, radiotherapy, and cancer biology.

The candidate must have a solid level of computer programming and device control work and an interest in applying their optical engineering/physics expertise to solving biomedical problems. The position requires a PhD in physical sciences or engineering with a solid understanding of radiation, data analysis methods, and academic publishing. 

Experimental work with optical imaging systems, CCDs, cameras, photo-physics and radiation chemistry assay measurements, irradiation studies and assay work with mice models, chemistry preparation as needed. Computer work will be required for data collection and analysis. Analysis of experimental data to summarize work into publishable studies is required. Presentation at leading conferences and collaboration with other leading research groups is expected, along the way to developing and advancing a career in academic optical engineering or biomedical imaging/therapy.

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