Duke University, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

841 23073
Position ID:Duke-MEMS-ARZHONG [#23073, 51149954]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Engineering / Materials Science and Engineering
Appl Deadline:2022/10/07 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/30, finished 2022/10/10, listed until 2023/03/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Occupational Summary An individual with academic credentials but without a doctorate and not a degree candidate. Assists faculty members in research programs by participating in the research directly or in organizing a program under which the research is carried out. 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 Design and perform experiments and numerical simulations of shock wave/laser interaction with fluid, bubble(s), and solid boundaries, or ultrasound neuromodulation in cell-embedded hydrogel and mouse models. The candidates will work with a vibrant multidisciplinary team on one of the three ongoing projects in the lab: 1) 3D cavitation detection during shock wave and laser lithotripsy; 2) experimental investigation and multiphysics modeling of laser absorption in fluid with phase change and bubble dynamics related to the mechanism of stone dusting in laser lithotripsy; and 3) activation of mechanosensitive ion channels by ultrasound-generated shear or acoustic radial force in mouse models. Contact: https://mems.duke.edu/faculty/pei-zhong

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education/Training Minimum of a MS degree in the subject areas of mechanical, biomedical and electrical engineering or physics with emphasis on fluid mechanics/heat transfer, biophotonics, ultrasound transducer development, soft tissue biomechanics, neuromodulation via mechanosensitive ion channels, or physical acoustics is preferred.

Experience Experience in skillful experimental research and computational simulations of biomedical acoustics, shock wave/laserfluid-bubble-solid interactions for fundamental or translational research is required. This includes experience in high-speed Schlieren, photoelastic, and shadowgraph imaging, multiphysics model simulations of ultrasound propagation and laser transmission and interaction with soft and hard biological tissues, and cavitation monitoring using phased array ultrasound techniques. Experience with shock wave and laser lithotripsy, bioeffects of ultrasound and cavitation, and ultrasound neuromodulation is highly preferred, but other similar research experience will also be considered.

Skills and Job description

Design and perform experiments and numerical simulations of shock wave/laser interaction with fluid, bubble(s), and solid boundaries, or ultrasound neuromodulation in cell-embedded hydrogel and mouse models. The candidates will work with a vibrant multidisciplinary team on one of the three ongoing projects in the lab: 1) 3D cavitation detection during shock wave and laser lithotripsy; 2) experimental investigation and multiphysics modeling of laser absorption in fluid with phase change and bubble dynamics related to the mechanism of stone dusting in laser lithotripsy; and 3) activation of mechanosensitive ion channels by ultrasound-generated shear or acoustic radial force in mouse models.

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Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


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Further Info:
www.mems.duke.edu
email
919-660-5359
 
Duke University
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Box 90300
Durham, NC 27708