Engineering and Technology: Electrical, Mathematics, Physics: Computational
Qualified candidates are sought for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Computational Imaging Science Laboratory in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The successful candidate will work on a variety of large-scale, numerical inverse problems related to wave-based imaging. The position involves the development of mathematical methods for image reconstruction and the implementation of those methods using high-performance, parallelized GPU platforms. Specific imaging modalities include photoacoustic tomography, ultrasound tomography, and x-ray phase contrast imaging. Certain projects also involve the development of machine learning methods for improving image reconstruction and image interpretation.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
Required qualifications include:
A Ph.D. in engineering, physics, applied mathematics, or closely related field (ABD applicants may apply and confirmation of your completed degree requirements must be provided on or before the start date). Per University policy, eligible candidates must have obtained their Ph.D. degree within 10 years of the start date of the position.
Proficiency in scientific programming in C/C++/CUDA, Python, numerical optimization methods, inverse problems, and wave physics.
The ideal candidate will also have experience in image reconstruction, a strong background in linear algebra and/or discrete mathematics as well as a demonstrated record of scientific achievement.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate is a full-time, benefits-eligible position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension based on performance and funding.
This position is available immediately but the start date is negotiable. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names/contact information for three references to Dr. Mark Anastasio at email@example.com. Please include “Postdoctoral Research Associate” in the subject line of the email. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received until the position is filled.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
About University of Illinois
The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is widely regarded for its excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and for research advances that address grand challenges in medicine and health care.
By the numbers
Mean annual salary for bioengineers: $91,230 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Average ACT score incoming Illinois Bioengineering freshman: 33.6
275 total undergraduates (Fall 2016)
75 total graduate students (Fall 2016)
13 professional master’s students (Fall 2016)
44 BS degrees awarded (2015-16)
16 MS degrees awarded (2015-16)
11 M.Eng. degrees awarded (2015-16)
7 PhD degrees awarded (2015-16)
Through a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation Revolutionizing engineering and computer science Department (RED) program - the only Bioengineering program to receive such an honor, we’re revolutionizing our curriculum so Illinois Bioengineering students receive unsurpassed technical education combined with practical clinical training and research experience. As a result, our students learn to develop solutions to real-world health-related problems in several grand-challenge tracks like age-related disease, global health, and cancer.
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