Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO, United States

Position Summary: A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Chen Ultrasound Laboratory ( at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). Building on the unique strengths of the WashU Medical School and Engineering School, the overall goal of the Chen Ultrasound Laboratory is to develop novel focused ultrasound techniques to understand brain functions and improve clinical management of brain diseases. Candidates will be considered for multiple projects that include but not limited to the following: (1) Combine electrophysiology, imaging, and ultrasound to investigate ultrasound modulation of ion channels for brain stimulation; (2) Develop focused ultrasound-based brain drug delivery techniques for brain cancer treatment; (3) Develop novel ultrasound technique for brain cancer diagnosis using focused ultrasound-enabled blood-based liquid biopsies.

Required Qualifications: Motivated and enthusiastic individuals with a Ph.D. training in neuroscience, physiology, biophysics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, applied physics, or other closely related areas are welcome to apply. Research experience (academic or industry) in ultrasound transducer design, ultrasound imaging, ultrasound therapy, ion channel, brain stimulation, liquid biopsies, drug delivery, and brain cancer biology are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to perform experimental work, publish papers, and work independently and collaboratively. Candidates must also demonstrate scientific communication skills, enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

Salary and Benefits: Base pay will be commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

Application Method: The position is available immediately with a yearly renewable contract. Interested applicants should submit (1) 1-page cover letter stating the career goals, research experience, and anticipated available date, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for 3 references (reference letters are not required at the time of application). Applications or questions regarding the position should be directed to Hong Chen, PhD.

Hong Chen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiation Oncology
Washington University in St. Louis
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Postdoctoral Research Associate