Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Scientist, and Instructor in Biomedical Optics and Medical Physics

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Scientist, and Instructor in Biomedical Optics and Medical Physics

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Country of Position: 
United States
Contact Name: 
Ken Kang-Hsin Wang
Subject Area: 
Bio Imaging and Signal Processing
Computational Imaging
Image, Video and Multidimensional Signal Processing
Machine Learning for Signal Processing
Start Date: 
02 October 2022
Expiration Date: 
02 October 2023
Position Description: 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Scientist, and Instructor in Biomedical Optics and Medical Physics

We are looking for skilled and enthusiastic candidates to fill Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Scientist, and Instructor positions in the Biomedical Imaging and Radiation Technology Laboratory(BIRTLab) at Department of Radiation Oncology in UT Southwestern Medical Center. Our mission is to innovate, develop, and apply biomedical technology to empower cancer research.

Successful candidates will be joining our team to work either one of the following projects:

(1).       Establishing an ultra-sensitive optical imaging integrated with X-ray cone beam CT(CBCT)/MRI imaging for in vivo tumor and immune cell tracking to facilitate cancer therapy development. The research involves imaging reconstruction, and the development of camera-lens imaging system or single pixel imaging.

(2).       Developing optical tomography-guided system for pre-clinical radiation therapy research; specifically, we will develop a fluorescence, bioluminescence, and diffuse optical tomography system to localize tumors in vivo, guide irradiation, and quantify treatment response.

(3).       Establishing molecular image-guided system for ultra-high-dose rate (FLASH) radiation therapy as a new cancer treatment paradigm; the research involves numerical oxygen transport modeling, Monte-Carlo simulation, optical imaging and radiation physics to assess the efficacy of FLASH therapy.

The projects are multi-disciplinary and integrate engineering, algorithm development, optics, radiation physics, biology, and industrial components. Success completion of the projects will significantly advance image-guided systems and radiation technology to improve cancer treatment.

BIRTLab provides an outstanding environment to grow candidates toward successful careers.

  • PI Dr. Wang works tirelessly with candidates to ensure they meet their career goals. Through attentive guidance, he encourages members to think creatively and develop their own research projects. All activities are supported by extramural funding through the NIH and Texas CPRIT.
  • Successful members are also eligible for basic clinical medical physics training and a tuition fee waiver to enroll in a certificate program with CAMPEP-accredited courses, which covers medical physics didactic elements for people who enter the medical physics profession through an alternative pathway.

Multi-disciplinary projects, a strong research environment, and the medical physics pathway together provide a unique opportunity to prepare the candidate for careers in academia and industry, or to become a professional medical physicist in the U.S.

Candidates with established experience in numerical algorithm development, biomedical optics, or engineering system design and development are desired. Candidates who hold degrees in mathematics, physics, biomedical engineering, optics, computer science and engineering are encouraged to apply. Further details about the BIRTLab and projects can be found at

Position and compensation are based on candidates’ experience and NIH scale with highly competitive benefits. UT Southwestern Medical Center is in Dallas, Texas. Dallas is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the US with fast growing industrial sectors and job opportunities. Interested candidates should send a statement of interest, CV, and the contact of 3 references to:

Ken Kang-Hsin Wang, Ph.D., DABR

Associate Professor

CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

Division of Medical Physics and Engineering

Department of Radiation Oncology

UT Southwestern Medical Center


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