St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Postdoctoral Research Associate in Memphis, Tennessee38111

The Department of Radiation Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking a candidate for a two year postdoctoral research position. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a renowned team with access to world-class resources, including the first worldwide installation of detector-based spectral CT in a Radiation Oncology Department, state-of-the-art 1.5T and 3T MR scanners (radiotherapy simulators), and the world’s first proton therapy center with pencil beam scanning technology designated solely for the treatment of pediatric cancer. In the near future, a dedicated digital PET/CT will be included in the imaging portfolio.

The Department of Radiation Oncology recognizes the importance of imaging as the new frontier in radiation oncology and continues to invest significant resources in expanding the use of advanced imaging in our daily clinical operations and multi-center research trials.

This candidate will mainly focus on research using spectral CT for proton therapy, including:

  • reducing proton range uncertainty with tissue properties estimated by spectral CT

  • improving tumor delineation and characterization with spectral CT

The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with the PIs, imaging scientists, and students in the research group. The fellow will interact with radiation oncologists, IT support staff, clinical therapy and physics staff, and clinical scientists of medical imaging equipment manufacturers. Research activities include data collection, image processing and analysis, implementing algorithms, phantom measurements, dosimetry comparisons in treatment planning systems, experimental validation with proton and photon beams, and report and manuscript writing. The fellow will have opportunities to learn all imaging modalities and proton therapy in the Department of Radiation Oncology.

The candidate is required to have a PhD or DSc degree in Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Radiological Sciences, or other relevant engineering and physical sciences. The candidate should have working knowledge in radiation therapy and preferably medical imaging (as evidenced by coursework or peer-reviewed publications during graduate study). Experience in treatment planning, medical imaging measurements, and scientific programming is desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with both medical imaging and radiation therapy backgrounds.

There’s a reason St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” list. Actually, there are more than 3,600 reasons. At our world-class pediatric research hospital, every one of our 3,600+ professionals share our commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. There’s a unique bond when you’re part of a team that gives their all to advance the treatments and cures of pediatric catastrophic diseases. The result is a collaborative, positive environment where everyone, regardless of their role, receives the resources, support and encouragement to advance and grow their careers.

St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

WITS Req ID: 35972

Full Name: First Last: Chia-Ho Hua

External Company Name: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Inc.