Postdoc - Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Research

University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Official title:
Postdoctoral researcher or research associate.

Degree and area of specialization:
PhD is required in Medical Physics, Physics, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Knowledge and experience in data processing and analysis methods, particularly for analysis of medical images. The candidate should have a strong background in statistics and computer programming.

Principal duties:
The individual hired will be part of the Image-Guided Therapy (IGT) research group in the department of Medical Physics, one of the premier Medical Physics programs in the world. The IGT group is led by Dr. Robert Jeraj and is composed of scientists, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students, and focuses on clinical applications of molecular imaging for guiding therapies, understanding tumor resistance, and measuring treatment response assessment. The individual will help develop new methods for measuring quantitative imaging biomarkers and applying them in various clinical settings. The candidate will work closely with both researchers and physicians, and will be part of the Image Analysis Core and Translational Imaging Research Working Group of the Carbone Cancer Center.

Specific duties include:
-Developing new image processing and analysis codes
-Extracting imaging biomarkers from PET/CT images
-Measuring statistical properties of molecular imaging biomarkers
-Working with physicians, physicists, and imaging staff in optimizing image acquisition and analysis methods
-Working with General Electric Healthcare on collaborative projects 
-Writing research articles in peer-reviewed journals
-Submitting abstracts to conferences; presenting at conferences
-Assisting in writing grant applications
Additional requirements:
-Skilled at writing and presenting in English
-Strong organizational and management skills

To apply, please email your CV to Robert Jeraj at