The Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging Laboratory
The Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University in New York City is looking to hire a specialist with a strong background in cardiac elasticity imaging to lead several innovative projects. The postdoctoral research scientist will be working on novel and robust methods to image the deformation of the heart in order to characterize mechanical and eletromechanical abnormalities in canine and humans. The successful candidate should have a thorough understanding of ultrasound beamforming, high frame rate imaging, motion estimation methods as well as cardiac mechanics. Extensive experience in ultrasound signal acquisition and analysis, cardiac elasticity imaging and matlab programming are required. Demonstrated experience in applications of high frame rate ultrasound imaging and large animal experiment is preferred. Previous research experience in myocardial strain imaging and cardiac electromechanical activity imaging is highly valued. The candidate will also be responsible for maintaining the functionality of the Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging Laboratory and will be expected to apply for external funding opportunities. We also seek candidates with a strong ability to establish multidisciplinary research and educational collaborations with academic departments and units within Columbia University and other research institutions.
Applicants should submit a CV, including a list of publications, a brief description of research interests, and a list of three references. All application materials as well as any inquiries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Laboratory for Neural Engineering and Control
Multiple postdoc positions funded by NIH and DARPA projects are available in the Laboratory for Neural Engineering and Control in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University (http://neclab.bme.columbia.edu/). The projects investigate the role of the locus coeruleus (LC) – norepinephrine (NE) system in modulating perception, behavior and learning, and how to accelerate perceptual learning through control of LC activity.
We are seeking highly motivated individuals with excellent academic track-record, including first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Successful candidates should have, or be in the process of completing, a PhD (or equivalent) in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Electrical & Computer Engineering, or a related field. Ideal applicants should have a background on electrophysiology, behavioral training of rodents, and quantitative analytical methods. Experiences in optical imaging is a plus. Applicants should demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Applicants should submit a CV, including a list of publications, a brief description of research interests, and a list of three references. All application materials as well as any inquiries should be sent to email@example.com. Salary will be commensurate to the candidate qualifications.
Columbia University has a vibrant collaborative research environment with strong interactions between the neuroscience and engineering community. Details about institutional support to postdoctoral scientists at Columbia University may be found at the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, http://postdocs.columbia.edu/