Two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biomedical Ultrasound
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
University of Cincinnati
Two extramurally-funded postdoctoral positions in the Image-guided Ultrasound Therapeutics Laboratories are available to develop passive cavitation imaging to monitor ultrasound-mediated therapeutic delivery to treat arterial disease. The overall goal of the project is to develop targeted, echogenic agents with therapeutic loading that would be ultrasonically triggered by a catheter in arteries to improve blood flow. Passive and active ultrasound imaging approaches will be implemented to monitor theragnostic agents and provide feedback for optimization of therapeutic delivery. These research programs involve both in vitro and in vivo animal studies. The postdoctoral fellows will collaborate with basic scientists and clinicians.
The postdoctoral fellows will perform in vitro and in vivo porcine studies to provide important new information and assist in the design of a catheter-based ultrasound drug delivery system to improve blood flow after stent deployment in the coronaries and peripheral arteries. The fellows will use B-Mode and passive cavitation imaging (PCI) on a GPU to create a real-time feedback system for optimal drug delivery. The fellows will develop PCI and B-mode imaging algorithms for a standard clinical linear array (for use in peripheral arteries) and phased-array (for use in coronary arteries).
A Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, or another related discipline and strong experience in experimental biomedical ultrasound or acoustic imaging are preferred. The positions have an initial appointment of one-year and are renewable for a second year. The University of Cincinnati offers a competitive salary and benefits structure, in addition to career building activities and mentoring for future work in academia and industry.
Applications or questions regarding the position should be directed to Christy K. Holland, PhD and Kevin J. Haworth, PhD. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita and references.
Christy K. Holland, PhD
Scientific Director, Heart, Lung, and Vascular Institute
Editor in Chief, Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
Email: Christy.Holland (at) uc.edu
Kevin J. Haworth, PhD
Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease
And Biomedical Engineering Program
The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.