Research Fellowship in Biomedical Imaging at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
We are currently seeking a highly talented and motivated candidate for a one-year research position in the area of optical performance evaluation of medical devices. The Fellow will have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge scientific research with highly experienced biophotonics researchers, present work at scientific conferences, and publish peer-reviewed journal articles. The position will start around September 2023 and may be extended after one year subject to availability of funds, but the extension is not guaranteed.
1. Project description
The fellow will perform research on optical medical imaging devices such as endoscopes. A key aspect of this project will involve development and validation of advanced experimental and numerical methods for evaluating image/video quality and overall device performance. These techniques will be used to elucidate the effect of device design, software and other variables on imaging performance.
The position is within the Division of Biomedical Physics at FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), which is located at FDA’s White Oak Research Center near Washington DC (Address: 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993). General information about CDRH’s regulatory science program can be found in the following link: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofMedicalProductsandTobacco/CDRH/CDRHOffices/ucm299948.htm
The ideal candidate will have: An academic degree in an engineering or science discipline (including but not limited to optical engineering, electrical engineering, or computer science) at the Master’s or Doctoral level.
- Experience with optical design, image/video processing and analysis
- Knowledge of test methods for basic optical performance characteristics
- Hands-on experience with testing of medical imaging devices Programming skills (Matlab, etc.)
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in our highly collaborative team environment
- Background of hyperspectral imaging is preferred
U.S. citizenship is not required. While candidates with an F-1 visa may be eligible for participation, the candidate must have stayed in USA for more than 3 years in the past 5 years. The Research Fellow will be recruited and paid through the FDA ORISE Fellowship program (https://orise.orau.gov/fda/). Based on the education level and background, the stipend of the Research Fellow will be matched to a General Schedule (GS) pay scale, the federal government pay scale used to determine the salaries of over 70% of federal civilian employees. Please send your resume to [email protected] if you are interested.