Postdoctoral position in photodynamic therapy and spectroscopy
Perelman Center of Advanced Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Applicants are sought for a POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP in the Department of Radiation Oncology’s clinical photodynamic therapy (PDT) research program. The related research will employ modern biomedical optics techniques to carry out PDT dosimetry, developing light delivery system, and develop schemes for treatment planning. This project is funded by NIH grants (SBIR and P01) and is for 1 year, with possibility of renewal to 2nd year based on performance and funding availability. Current projects include light dosimetry in intra-cavitary conditions, development of innovative light blanket for pleural PDT treatment, development of a treatment planning system for pleural PDT with real-time image guidance, characterization of tissue optical properties in-vivo, light fluence calculation and light source optimization for light delivery, diffuse absorption spectra to monitor in vivo tissue oxygenation, blood volume, and drug concentration, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) modeling and parameter determinations.
QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree in engineering, physical sciences or equivalent is required. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven track record in biomedical research, especially in optical spectroscopy and in finite-element analysis. Experience in the following is highly desired: programming in Matlab, photon transport in tissue, medical imaging, fiber optics and lasers, small animal handling, and optical instrumentation design. To apply, submit a CV and the names of three references.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae to: