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Postdoctoral positions in Medical Physics and Cherenkov imaging

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Postdoctoral positions in Medical Physics and Cherenkov imaging

Perelman Center of Advanced Medicine
University of Pennsylvania


Applicants are sought for a POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP in the Department of Radiation Oncology’s Medical Physics Division. The related research will employ modern biomedical optics techniques to carry out in-vivo Cherenkov imaging of patient undergoing radiation therapy (mostly photon and electrons, e.g., Total skin electron therapy (TSET), IMRT/VMAT photon treatment), Monte Carlo simulation of transports of both ionizing radiation and the subsequent non-ionizing Cherenkov photons, 3D patient surface imaging and deformable registration of body contours and/or CT, and developing schemes for TSET treatment planning.  This project is funded by an NIH grant (R21) and is for 2 years.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree in engineering, physical sciences or equivalent is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven track record in biomedical research, especially in optical spectroscopy and in finite-element analysis.  Experience in the following is highly desired: programming in Matlab, GEANT 4 Monte Carlo, COMSOL FEM, medical imaging processing, photon transport in tissue, fiber optics and lasers, and optical instrumentation design. To apply, submit a CV and the names of three references.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience.  Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae to:

Prof. Timothy C. Zhu
Division of Physics,
Department of Radiation Oncology,
University of Pennsylvania,
3400 Civic Center Blvd, TRC 4,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Timothy.Zhu@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to Apply.

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