Biophotonics Faculty (BRC)
The Biophotonics Research Center (BRC) at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are seeking talented investigators to initiate and lead highly innovative research programs in biophotonics. Major research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Optical diagnostic and theranostic agents: optically active molecular reporters for deep tissue imaging, near and shortwave infrared fluorescent, Raman, small molecules, nanoparticles, conjugates, genetic encoded reporters (e.g., genetically encoded calcium indicators), optogenetics.
• High-throughput light sheet microscopy, clearing agents, transcriptomics, 3D non-destructive pathology.
• Wearable biophotonics and small form factor electro-optical device development.
• Endoscopy, catheter-based imaging, sensor development, and implantable devices.
The BRC consists of 8 principal investigators and over 70 students, postdoctoral fellows, staff and clinical fellows who provide a collaborative environment for diverse interdisciplinary research initiatives. BRC investigators are pioneers in the development and application of molecular imaging probes, spectroscopy, imaging systems and theranostic systems. Current research applications include cancer imaging and treatment, optical neuroimaging, and imaging neuropathy, arthritis, inflammation, viral and bacterial imaging and imaging treatment response. The selected candidates will be encouraged to establish viable collaborations with the faculty of the BRC as well as faculty in throughout the biophotonics community at Washington University in St. Louis.
Qualifications for the position include:
• PhD, DSc and/or MD degree
• Strong track record of publications and success in external funding through grants and contracts
• Ability to develop and maintain a multi-disciplinary, rigorous and extramurally funded research program interfacing with MIR’s research labs, translational imaging facilities and WUSM