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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Wayne State University / Karmanos Cancer Institute)
Wayne State University

Date Posted Jul. 11, 2018
Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Wayne State University / Karmanos Cancer Institute)
University Wayne State University More About This Institution...
Department Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Detroit, MI
    United States
  • Post-Doc
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

Position description:
An extramurally-funded postdoctoral position is available at "Functional and Molecular Ultrasound Research Laboratory" (, affiliated with Wayne State University (College of Engineering/School of Medicine) and Karmanos Cancer Institute. The research in our research lab is focused on design and development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic methodologies, algorithms, and instrumentation, in particular ultrasound and laser (i.e. photoacoustic) based techniques. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to two of our ongoing projects: design, development and optimization of (a) an advanced, clinically translatable, full-ring ultrasound and photoacoustic tomography for breast cancer imaging/screening; (b) an endocavity ultrasound and photoacoustic system for fetal and maternal care (intrapartum monitoring of fetal blood perfusion and oxygenation / imaging cervical tissue integrity). These projects will be performed in close collaboration with Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State School of Medicine (Perinatology Research Branch). For more information, contact us via email (

The activities include design and implementation of imaging hardware (system level design), data acquisition, development of advanced image formation and image processing algorithms, conducting experiments (ranging from tissue mimicking phantoms to in vivo animal models), data processing and analysis, and writing manuscripts and reports.
The positions have an initial appointment of one-year and are renewable for a second year. The Wayne State University offers a competitive salary and benefits structure, in addition to career building activities and mentoring for future work in academia and industry.

Minimum required qualifications:
1- A PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics, Biomedical Physics, Computer Engineering or a relevant field.
2- Strong experience in experimental biomedical ultrasound, acoustic, or optical imaging are preferred.
3- A strong background in design and development of biomedical instrumentation (including data acquisition and signal processing) is a key requirement for this position.
4- Applicants must have sufficient expertise in engineering programming languages (at least MATLAB).
5- Background in experimental work (in vivo animal studies) is a plus.
6- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
7- Proven academic track record of publications in areas related to this research program.

How to apply:
Please send their detailed CV and contact information for 2 references to

About Wayne State University:
Wayne State University is a nationally recognized urban center of excellence in research and one of only 10 U.S. public universities in major cities holding the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s designation as an institution with "very high research activity," as well as the foundation’s most comprehensive classification for community engagement. WSU is among the nation’s top public universities for total research expenditures ($245.8 million) according to the National Science Foundation.
Additionally, Wayne State University is among only 3.5 percent of the nation’s universities with an RU/VH (Research Universities, Very high research activity) classification from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

About Karmanos Cancer Institute:
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, headquartered in Detroit, is the largest cancer research and provider network in Michigan and has 14 treatment locations. It is one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer treatment and research centers in the United States. Affiliated with Wayne State University School of Medicine, the institute has 1,000 staff members, including 300 doctors, and 100 researchers.
Karmanos has one of the largest clinical trials programs in the nation, giving patients access to more than 100 treatments often available only at Karmanos. It conducts 800 cancer-specific scientific investigations programs and clinical trials each year. The institute has a Phase 1 program, a participating site in the Early Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ET-CTN) of the NCI. Only a few ET-CTN grants were awarded in North America, with Karmanos being the only site in Michigan.

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Contact Information

  • Mohammad Mehrmohammadi
    Biomedical Engineering
    Wayne State University
    818 W Hancock St.
    Room 2118
    Detroit, MI 48201
  • 3135778883


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