Section on High Resolution Optical Imaging
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
The mission of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is to improve health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies. The Institute is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care. This is achieved through: research and development of new biomedical imaging and bioengineering techniques and devices to fundamentally improve the detection, treatment, and prevention of disease; enhancing existing imaging and bioengineering modalities; supporting related research in the physical and mathematical sciences; encouraging research and development in multidisciplinary areas; supporting studies to assess the effectiveness and outcomes of new biologics, materials, processes, devices, and procedures; developing technologies for early disease detection and assessment of health status; and developing advanced imaging and engineering techniques for conducting biomedical research at multiple scales.
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Intramural Research Program (IRP) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Staff Scientist. The Advanced Imaging and Microscopy (AIM) trans-NIH Resource provides intramural scientists access to next generation light microscopy and home-built instruments. The continued success of AIM depends critically on computation, as two major challenges facing us are (i) handling and analyzing the multi-terabyte image datasets that we produce with our microscopes; (ii) the need to develop machine learning tools for image post-processing, segmentation, tracking, denoising, deconvolution, etc. We are currently looking for a staff scientist to lead these computational efforts. To meet these challenges, the individual selected for this position will handle three types of projects: a) analysis of images generated by AIM instruments; b) analysis and algorithm development on purely computational projects that involve non-AIM platforms at the NIH; c) projects motivated by personal interest that impact the broader imaging community.
It is a desire that the candidate possesses a Ph.D. or equivalent to a doctoral degree in the physical sciences or engineering (e.g. physics, biophysics, electrical engineering, computer science) with three or more years of postdoctoral training in image analysis and a demonstrated ability to design and carry out original and innovative research. Excellent teamwork skills are necessary, as are proficiency with Python, Java, C/C++, CUDA, MATLAB and other scientific programming languages. Experience in writing software to control hardware and with FIJI/ImageJ is not necessary but a plus.
The initial appointment is for 3 years, with renewal subject to performance. The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with experience. Full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401 K equivalent) will be provided.
How to Apply
Interested candidates must submit their full curriculum vitae including bibliography (including examples of scientific recognition, e.g. awards, honors, and outside activities) and a 1-page summary of past research and future interests as they pertain to this job, as ONE (1) combined PDF to Dr. Hari Shroff. In addition, applicants must have three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals in the scientific/academic community who are familiar with the candidate’s accomplishments, motivation, and skills. For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Hari Shroff.
Applications for this position will be accepted from 02/24/2019 to 3/25/2019.
HHS, NIH and NIBIB are Equal Opportunity Employers.