The BOAS Lab is offering a full time PostDoc position in the area of neurophotonics advances for studying stroke and neurodegeneration at the Boston University (BU) Neurophotonics Center. BU’s Biomedical Engineering Department is among the top tier biomedical engineering departments in the US and in a close network with other leading research institutions within the greater Boston area such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard and MIT. The position is with David Boas, Director of the Neurophotonics Center.
We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with a desire to begin an independent career related to or involving microscopic neuroimaging methods. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, medical physics, neuroscience, or equivalent degree. However, we will consider exceptional candidates of any scientific background.
The research will involve 1) advancement of novel two-photon microscopy (TPM) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology for measuring neuro-vascular coupling in rodents, 2) utilizing TPM and OCT technology to investigate modulation of neuro-vascular coupling during stroke and the ability to predict stroke outcomes from these measures, and 3) applying the technology to invesetigating micro-vascular oxygen delivery and its impairment by neurodegeneration.
This position requires experience in developing advanced optical microscopy instrumentation and applying it for in vivo imaging. Strong programming skills as well as written and oral English communication skills are required.
The ideal candidate must be mature, responsible, and creative with excellent organizational skills and ability to work both independently and in highly collaborative research environment.
Please email a cover letter describing research interests and experience, and updated curriculum vitae and contact information of three references to David Boas, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org).