Duke University, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

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Position ID:Duke-MEMS-RS [#15211, 50963887]
Position Title: Research Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2019/10/31help popup deleted (posted 2019/10/22, listed until 2020/04/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Occupational Summary

Classification created to permit compensation to individuals performing scientific research on Campus and in the Medical Center using University facilities without detailed supervision. The use of this classification is reserved for those who have either received a doctorate or have demonstrated equivalent professional attainment. This classification is administered on Campus through the Office of the Provost and in the Medical Center through the Office of the Chancellor for Health Affairs. It is not subject to the Wage and Salary system.

Work Performed The Research Scientist will work on a project related to the development of intelligent ultrasound imaging systems. The goal of this project is to develop an active ultrasound system where user expertise is employed to refine the control process, while autonomous elasticity (or viscoelasticity) mapping improves image quality and allows human operators to best use their skills for both optimization and diagnosis. The project's research objectives include: (i) data fusion techniques for ultrasound elastography; (ii) methods for interactive ultrasound elastography; and (iii) framework for safe and efficient device implementation. The ultrasound system will be validated on a test-bed based on suitable laboratory phantoms and real-time control of existing ultrasound devices.

The candidate is expected to have a strong background in computation, inverse problems, and optimization. Some knowledge related to ultrasound elastography is a plus, but not required. This is a valuable opportunity to work with an active, multidisciplinary research group. The appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education/Training

Candidate should have a Ph.D. in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or related area. Also, the candidate must have excellent programming skills. Candidate should provide their resume, contact information and at least 2 references.

________________________________________ The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. ________________________________________ Essential Physical Job Functions Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Duke is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


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Further Info:
www.mems.duke.edu
email
919-660-5528
 
Duke University
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Box 90300
Durham, NC 27708

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