Research Associate

Updated: about 10 hours ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 31 Dec 2021
Position ID:Duke -BME -RAHORSTMEYER113021 [#20664]
Position Title: 
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map ]
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2021/12/31 11:59PM (posted 2021/11/30, listed until 2022/05/30)
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The Computational Optics Lab at Duke University, led by Dr. Roarke Horstmeyer, is looking to hire a highly motivated Research Associate to join a growing team of students and researchers. Positions are open for applicants with a recent PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics or another related discipline, who are interested in working at the intersection of biomedical optics, computational imaging, and machine learning.

The Computational Optics Lab currently includes both Biomedical and Electrical Engineers and is located within Duke University’s Fitzpatrick Center for Photonics. The lab is currently focused on research projects that include deep-tissue imaging with diffuse correlation spectroscopy, gigapixel-scale microscope design, and automated solutions for point-of-care imaging diagnostics. Additional details about current projects may be found at the lab website. Desired skills for researchers joining the lab span from having experience with table-top optical experiments to the development of optimization and machine learning software development. The candidate will ideally work with current students in the lab to assist with their projects, and also initiate her or his own projects related to the lab’s current research areas (please see the Computational Optics Lab website: .). We are seeking candidates with specific experience in microscopic imaging for virtual fluorescence-based applications. Candidates with a variety of backgrounds and expertise areas will be considered. Applicants should be independent, creative, well-organized, and able to manage multiple and changing priorities as needed to move experiments and the research program forward in a fast-paced environment. Excellent communication skills, a strong commitment to research and work ethic, and a positive attitude are required for this team-based position.

Desired Requirements:

•A PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Physics or a related research field

•Knowledge of optics, photonics, imaging, image post-processing, optimization, computer vision, machine learning software, and/or other processing tools

•Experience with programming in MATLAB and Python, and/or with machine learning packages such as Pytorch and Tensorflow
Duke University 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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