One postdoc position is available in Dr. Yichen Ding’s Lab in the Department of Bioengineering at UT Dallas / UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Ding has made substantial contributions to the field of biomedical engineering. Specifically, Dr. Ding’s research has focused on the development of novel optical imaging techniques along with computational methods for cardiovascular study. With special emphasis on cardiac structure and function, Dr. Ding established an interdisciplinary platform including light-sheet / light-field imaging-based acquisition, and machine learning-based image interpretation. His research addresses the most pressing issues in understanding cardiac injury and regeneration in both fundamental and clinical fields. Dr. Ding believes the integration of genetic models with advanced engineering will provide new mechanical and developmental insights into cardiac contractility and ventricular remodeling. Dr. Ding was a recipient of the NIH Stephen Katz Award, K99/R00 Award, and AHA Career Development Award. Interested candidates please visit our lab website D-incubator, https://labs.utdallas.edu/d-incubator/.
Who are we looking for:
The ideal candidate must hold a PhD degree and have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: physics / optics, optical engineering, microscopy, computer science, bioinformatics, and biochemistry. The candidate must also have enthusiasm, excellent critical thinking skills, an ability to work well both independently and as part of a team, and proficiency in written and oral English communication. Prior experience with Zemax / MATLAB / Python / LabVIEW /Solidworks / C#, zebrafish / mouse / organoid models, and cardiovascular study would be an advantage.
What will we offer you:
A successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects in a world-class research environment, gaining valuable experience with the relevant technologies that prepare them well for future positions in academia or industry. The conducive environment at UT Dallas and UT Southwestern will provide trainees with unique opportunities to collaborate on research that spans from basic science to clinical translations. This program emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach, combining expertise in engineering and biomedical sciences.
Applications are open until the position is filled.
To apply, please send the following to Yichen.Ding@utdallas.edu
1) Cover letter with a statement of research interests
2) Contact information of three references
3) Curriculum vitae