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Graduate Student Opportunities and Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities

4 positions available (see below) 
OPIRA laboratory
  

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)   

1. Postdoc position in Photoacoustic Imaging Instrumentation. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to the design, development and optimization of a photoacoustic tomography system for brain imaging. Some of responsibilities include conducting phantom and animal imaging experiments, data analysis. This project is hosted by the Biomedical Engineering Department at UIC, collaborating with UIC Medical School, Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan and Harvard Medical School. Requirements for this position include: (a) a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, or Biomedical Physics; (b) a strong background in design and development of imaging system instrumentation, especially optical and ultrasound imaging; (c) strong Matlab (required) and Labview programming (required); (d) ability to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team environment; (e) experience with optical system design, machine learning and GPU programing are plus. The successful candidate will be expected to publish significant research findings and must have excellent verbal and written English communication skills. The candidate will be asked/trained in grant writing.

 

2. Postdoc position in image analysis, pattern recognition and machine learning. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to the development of image analysis, pattern recognition and machine learning-based algorithms for analysis of optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of melanoma skin. The aim is to assist diagnosis of skin cancer without biopsy. More details about the projects will be discussed during the interview. This project is hosted by Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics Departments at UIC, collaborating with UIC Medical School, and Michelson Diagnostics Co. Requirements for this project include: (a) a PhD in Computer science, Biomedical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering; (b) must have experience with image analysis, pattern recognition and machine learning algorithm development; (c) strong Matlab (required), Python (required), C/C++ programming; (d) ability to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team environment; (e) experience with optical imaging instruments is a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to publish significant research findings and must have excellent verbal and written English communication skills. The candidate will be asked/trained in grant writing.

 

3. PhD position in optical imaging instrumentation. The applicant is responsible to build a multimodality system (optical coherence tomography and photoacoustic microscopy) for skin imaging application. Students with a strong instrumentation background are highly encouraged to apply. Having prior experience with optical imaging instrumentation is necessary. Proficiency in Labview and Matlab is necessary. 

 

4. PhD position in image analysis and machine learning. The applicant is responsible to enhance the OCT images of skin. He/she will develop machine learning-based image enhancement algorithms, as well as algorithms for segmentation and classification of OCT images. Students with a strong image processing background are highly encouraged to apply. Prior experience with machine learning is necessary. Understanding the features of optical coherence tomography images is necessary. Proficiency in Matlab and Python is necessary. GPU programming is a plus. 


Interested candidates are invited to email their detailed CV to Dr. Avanaki at
 avanaki@uic.edu. More details about the projects will be discussed during the interview. The candidates are strongly encouraged to study the research topics in OPIRA lab website at https://www.opira-avanaki.com/research.


Faculty Opportunities

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Complex Neural System Modelling

Applications are invited from emerging leaders in the area of Complex Neural System Modelling, for a Tier II Canada Research Chair position in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Calgary.  The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and will be nominated for a CRC Tier II Chair, which would provide a research stipend and protected time for research for up to 10 years. In alignment with the University’s Eyes High strategic vision and in support of its strategic academic and research priorities of interdisciplinarity, leadership, internationalization and creation of a dynamic research environment, the incumbent will join a university-wide community of world-class scholars under the Brain and Mental Health research strategy and the newly established Computational Neuroscience Platform. Current faculty members in that area maintain research programs in complexity science and critical brain dynamics, network neuroscience and complex network theory, dynamical systems theory and computational neuroscience, biological learning and memory formation, neuromorphic systems and nanotechnology, large data and bioinformatics, medical image processing and machine learning, and quantum neuroscience. 

Link: https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/5915163-canada-research-chair-tier-ii-in-complex-neural-system-modelling-department-of-physics-and-astronomy

Deadline: To receive full consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2021.

 

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Computational Behavioural Neuroscience

The Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary invites applications for a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Computational Behavioural Neuroscience. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) in the Department of Psychology. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.

The Chair will establish and maintain an active and externally funded research program. The Chair will be expected to undertake research that investigates the neural control of behavior in model systems, and use computational techniques as an integral component of their data collection and/or analysis. Candidates with research programs directed toward understanding the mechanisms of experience-dependent plasticity of neural circuits underlying behavior are of particular interest. The Chair’s research program will be aligned with both the University of Calgary’s and the Faculty of Arts’ strategic plans. Additionally, the Chair will play an important role in teaching and research supervision of students in Psychology undergraduate and graduate programs. Service to the department, faculty, and University, is also expected, particularly in helping to build a diverse and inclusive community.

Link: https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/5915457-canada-research-chair-tier-ii-in-computational-behavioural-neuroscience-department-of-psychology

Deadline: Applications are accepted until January 27, 2021


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