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Staff Scientist - Intramural Research Program

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.

Qualifications

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.

Salary/Benefits

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.

Job Opportunities for Biomedical Engineers

The NIBIB is looking to hire multiple biomedical engineers with responsibilities for stimulating, planning, advising, directing, and evaluating program activities for a portfolio of research grants. The scientific/technical areas for these positions include:

  • Sonography which includes diagnostic ultrasound, therapeutic ultrasound including high intensity focused ultrasound, photoacoustic imaging, biomodulation using mechanical waves and acoustic tweezers. An ideal candidate will have independent research experience in the development of ultrasound imaging technologies, have significant experience applying for and reviewing grant applications in biomedical imaging and bioengineering and be an objective advocate and focal point for ultrasound research at the NIH. The incumbent will be responsible for the administration of a growing portfolio of research grants in this area, to inform and make recommendations to NIBIB staff and broadly promote this area of scientific research.
     
  • Imaging agent development which includes molecular imaging probes, genetically-encoded reporters, novel chemical synthesis methods, nanotechnologies and theranostic agents. An ideal candidate will have independent research experience in the development of imaging agents, have significant experience applying for and reviewing grant applications in biomedical imaging and bioengineering and be an objective advocate and focal point for imaging agent research at the NIH. The incumbent will be responsible for the administration of a growing portfolio of research grants in this area, to inform and make recommendations to NIBIB staff and broadly promote this area of scientific research.
     
  • Biomedical informatics which includes biomedical imaging informatics, medical informatics, clinical informatics, and biomedical computing. He/she is expected to have knowledge and/or expertise in the storage, retrieval, sharing and optimal use of biomedical information, data, and knowledge for problem solving and decision making. An ideal candidate will have independent research experience in biomedical informatics, have significant experience applying for and reviewing grant applications in biomedical image processing and be an objective advocate and focal point for biomedical informatics research at the NIH. The incumbent will be responsible for the administration of a growing portfolio of research grants in this area, to inform and make recommendations to NIBIB staff and broadly promote this area of scientific research.

Below is the link to the Biomedical Engineer, GS-858-14 vacancy announcement which opened January 15, 2016 and will close on January 20, 2016. The application window is very short but is according to Human Resources policy. We hope to see many qualified applications.

Job Announcement Number: NIH-NIBIB-DE-16-1572023

Opportunities at the NIH

Research and Clinical Fellowships in the Imaging Sciences Training Program

The Imaging Sciences Training Program (ISTP), at the National Institutes of Health, jointly sponsored by Radiology and Imaging Sciences (RAD) in the Clinical Center and the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), is accepting applications for one to two-year fellowship positions on a rolling admission basis. This program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals who plan a research career in imaging and biomedical sciences.

This ISTP provides opportunities in clinical, translational and basic imaging research available in Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography, Interventional Radiology Laboratory and Molecular and Cellular Imaging. The program spans research in all aspects of clinical and basic imaging sciences. Applicants can choose to work in research areas including: neuroimaging, interventional, oncological, vascular, metabolic imaging and computer-aided diagnosis using various imaging techniques. There are bench-to-bedside research opportunities in MRI/MRS, MR microscopy, PET radiochemistry, contrast agent development, cellular and molecular imaging, high intensity focused ultrasound, and targeted drug delivery, and innovative image processing and visualization algorithms. Qualified applicants will also be able to have clinical exposure to a unique research patient population found at the NIH. Fellows in the ISTP will have access to state-of-the-art imaging and computer facilities dedicated to research found in the Clinical Center, In Vivo NMR Research Center, and various basic science laboratories. Collaboration with imaging scientists on the NIH campus will be encouraged.

Applicants should hold an MD, MD/PhD or PhD degree and should have completed training in radiology, nuclear medicine, biomedical engineering or a related area of the imaging sciences. Applications from individuals currently in U.S. residency programs may also be considered for research fellowship positions. Foreign graduates can also be considered for the Fogarty Visiting Fellows Program. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required for this full-time equivalent appointment. Salary will vary depending upon qualifications including number of years of post-residency or graduate training. NIH also provides a generous benefits package. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, at least three letters of reference and a preliminary statement concerning their area of research interest to:

Dr. Joseph A. Frank
c/o Ms. Cassandra Smith
Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Building 10 Room B1N256
10 Center Drive MSC 1074
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-1074
E-mail: smithc4@cc.nih.gov

Additional information can be found at the Imaging Sciences Training Program website.

NIH is an equal opportunity employer.

LOMIN Lab Positions

Intravital Microscope Postdoctoral Fellow Position

The Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN) at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking for a motivated post-doctoral fellow interested in dissecting tumor microenvironment and studying nano-bio interactions of various inorganic and polymeric nanomaterials using intravital microscopy.

Basic requirement:

  1. Sound knowledge in biomedical sciences
  2. Proficiency in animal handling
  3. Proficiency in fluorescence microscopy, especially intravital microscopy
  4. Proficiency in various animal models for intravital microscopy such as dorsal chamber model, cranial chamber model and ear model.

Expertise in nanomedicine is preferred by not mandatory.  Interested candidates please contact Dr. Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen at shawn.chen@nih.gov.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Multiple Postdoctoral Positions at the Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN)

The research program in the Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN) at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) emphasizes the development of molecular imaging tools for better understanding of biology, early diagnosis of disease, monitoring therapy response, and guiding drug discovery/development. LOMIN places special emphasis on high-sensitivity nanosensors for biomarker detection and theranostic nanomedicine for imaging, gene and drug delivery, and monitoring of treatment.

We are constantly seeking highly motivated recent graduates as postdoctoral fellows with expertise in one or more of the following:

  1. Peptide and oligonucleotide synthesis
  2. Protein and antibody engineering
  3. Cellular and molecular biology
  4. Nanoparticles for drug and gene delivery
  5. Bioconjugation chemistry (with organic synthesis background)
  6. PET radiochemistry (especially methodology development)
  7. Nanosensors for biomarker detection (including point-of-care diagnostics)
  8. Proteomics at nano-biointerface
  9. Small animal handling and multimodality imaging
  10. Image quantification and biomedical engineering
  11. Smart nanomaterials as theranostics (diagnostics, imaging, and therapy)
  12. Translational research (CMC, pharmacology, GLP toxicity, and IND compiling)

If you are interested, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Dr. Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen at shawn.chen@nih.gov. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; US citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Due to the high number of applications, only those with matching qualifications will be contacted.