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Assistant Project Scientist - Kwon lab

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $90,500-$113,600 annually ($43.35/hr-$54.51/hr)

Application Window

Open date: June 14, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Jul 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 13, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Biomedical Engineering invites applications from qualified candidates for one or more Assistant Project Scientist positions in the laboratory of Professor Sun Il Kwon.

This position will focus on detectors and system instrumentation for positron emission tomography (PET) and direct positron emission imaging (dPEI), with an emphasis on detectors with ultra-fast timing and novel approaches towards system levels.

This position requires creative contributions to and collaborative development of an active research program in the research area of Biomedical Imaging Instrumentation. The candidate will design specific experiments, including the selection of appropriate methods and techniques, and will be responsible for carrying out the research (which may involve experimental, simulation and computational components), analyzing the data and critically interpreting the results. The candidate may at times supervise students or other technical staff regarding the technical aspects of the research, including methods development, troubleshooting, data analysis, data interpretation.

The Project Scientist is evaluated for merit and promotion based on evidence of contribution to the research program, authorship in peer-reviewed publications and conference papers, active dissemination of information and other evidence of expertise. The Project Scientist will maintain professional competence and perform university and public service. Candidates with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

As openings occur, appointments are made contingent upon availability of funding. The posting will remain open to accommodate department needs.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, or related field.
• 1-5 years of post-PhD experience.
• At least one year of research experience in PET or direct positron emission imaging (dPEI) detector modules using SiPMs and MCP-PMTs.
• At least one year of research experience in the development of time-to-digital converters using FPGA.
• Evidence of academic accomplishments such as refereed journal papers and conference presentations.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, or related field by date of hire.

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

• Experience in circuit design, including ASIC
• Experience in leading research collaboration

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., including full list of publications.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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