Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Position ID:WashU-BME-POSTDOC_ZHOU [#25473]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Engineering
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Saint Louis, Missouri 63130, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Pediatrics
Ophthalmology / basic science researchin the eye field, medical or surgical retina, Medical Retina
Instrumentation / Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Opto-mechanical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering / artificial intelligence, bio-ECE, Circuits, computational imaging, control systems, Data Analytics, Data Processing, Edge Computing, Embedded Computer Systems, Human-centered design, Integrated Photonics, Machine Learning/Data Science, medical-ECE, Optical/Electronic Sensors, Optoelectronics, Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Physics, Systems
Optics/Photonics (more...)
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/08/28)
Position Description:    

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Multiple Postdoctoral Research (Scholar or Associate) Positions Open in the Departments of Biomedical or Electrical Engineering, Danforth Campus.

Area of expertise: Silicon photonic device design and fabrication, optical imaging system design and development, laser-tissue interaction, microelectronics, photonics, instrumentation, signal processing, statistical analysis, design of optical systems, PCB design, ophthalmology

Prof. Chao Zhou is the principal investigator on a multi-investigator, interdisciplinary project to advance technology for optical coherence tomography imaging.  This project will focus on developing optical imaging tools to facilitate the diagnosis of eye diseases in human subjects. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team, including collaborators in engineering, ophthalmology, and pediatrics. As a translational engineering lab, the successful candidate will work on projects that have high potential to generate new products and impact patients, including children and adults.  The Zhou team aims to foster a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and supportive environment in which team members work together to creatively solve major medical challenges.

Multiple postdoctoral research positions are available immediately for applicants interested in developing novel Silicon photonic devices, OCT imaging systems, and their applications in ophthalmology. The goals of this project are to develop fully integrated photonic-chip based OCT imaging system to improve the performance and reduce the cost for OCT. Project work will involve photonic chip design and fabrication, OCT imaging system design and prototyping, signal processing, PCB design and testing, system integration, and animal and human experiments.

In addition to high-quality research facilities, career and professional development training for postdoctoral researchers is provided through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Career Center, Teaching Center, and campus groups. Additional information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.

Requirements: Qualifications include PhD in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, computer science or a related field. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, independent, and possess training in areas of silicon-photonics, biomedical optics, laser-tissue interaction, instrumentation, microelectronics, signal processing, or programming. Candidates should also have a demonstrated record of achievement, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills to work with a multidisciplinary research team. Interested individuals should apply and send a curriculum vitae to Prof. Zhou, chaozhou (at) wustl.edu.


Trains under the supervision of Prof. Zhou including (but not limited to):

  1. Manages their own project, which is expected to yield one or more publications
  2. Develops expertise in silicon photonics and optical imaging system, including design, fabrication, and testing.
  3. Support or lead evaluation of novel OCT imaging systems via animal studies, and patient studies.
  4. Mentor doctoral, master’s and undergraduate students engaged in independent research activities.
  5. Develop proficiency in career skills, including writing, public speaking, networking, and critical evaluation of scientific literature.
  6. Present scientific work both inside and outside the University with excellent oral communication skills.
  7. Assist with grant preparation and project reporting, and contributes to laboratory organization including meeting planning.
  8. Designs research experiments, evaluates research findings and reports results.
  9. Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
  10. Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
  11. Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.
  12. Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
  13. Interact in a professional manner with co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
  14. Adherence to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations.  All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.

Application Materials Required:
Those requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
One Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1097
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899