Prof. Brian J. F. Wong, M.D., Ph.D., is a Biomedical Engineering Professor at the University of California, Irvine and the Vice Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He runs a translational research lab at the Beckman Laser Institute of UC Irvine primarily focusing on developing nascent medical devices for use in surgery with an emphasis on optical technologies. He anticipates Specialist series academic positions opening this year.
The job responsibilities include collaborating with scientists to develop and refine imaging techniques, maintaining research protocols (e.g., IRB, IACUC, etc.), and coordinating with clinicians and researchers to conduct animal and human studies. Furthermore, advanced job functions include designing and performing experiments in support of ongoing projects, processing and analyzing data using computer software or self-written algorithms, and contributing to scientific presentations and publications as needed.
Junior Specialists - Should possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree preferably in Physics, Chemistry, or Optical Engineering) or equivalent research experience.
Assistant Specialists - Should possess a master's degree (or equivalent degree), or 5 yrs. of experience.
Associate Specialists - Should possess a master's degree (or equivalent degree) or 5-10 yrs. of experience.
Specialists - Should possess a terminal degree (PhD/MD) (or equivalent degree) or 10+ yrs. of experience
Requirements: Skills required include a solid understanding of MATLAB and mathematics ideally at least through differential equations. Prior experience in optics is not required, though encouraged. Other preferred skillsets include C/C++, Solidworks, and 3D printing.
The salary is entry-level (commensurate with qualifications and experience) for the institution, and the position is available for at least one year. This is an ideal position for applicants who wish to gain clinical exposure to pursue medical school, graduate studies in biomedical engineering, or work in industry. We have a very good track record of putting our team members into both graduate and medical schools.
TO APPLY: Please log onto UC Irvine's RECRUIT located https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07069 Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:
A description of current research and future plans
A statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equality, and inclusion. The statement should address how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence https://uci.edu/diversity/.
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