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Medical Imaging Post Doctoral Fellow Position at Chakraborty Lab

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico (UNM) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in optical imaging instrument development in the Chakraborty Lab in UNM's Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Owing to its close collaborations with the Health Sciences and Biology department, this position will provide an outstanding environment for developing and translating new medical imaging technologies with applications in basic research. Historically, imaging cellular architecture in tissue required cutting thin slices. Recent development in tissue clearing and multiphoton microscopy has led to increased capability of performing histological investigations in intact tissue. Chakraborty lab is involved in development of novel microscopy tools and experimental strategies that enable quantitative imaging of such cellular/sub-cellular interactions in intact tissues.

The fellowship will focus on advancing state-of-the-art in microscope development techniques to solve challenging problems in biomedical imaging. Working closely in a multi-disciplinary environment, the candidate will be responsible for developing new and transformative lightsheet based imaging platforms that have direct impact in health sciences and biomedical imaging in general. The specific aim of the fellowship can be tailored to meet individual goals, which will provide an opportunity to build research, training-grants and publication experience. The initial term of employment is one year, but can be renewed upon satisfactory performance for up to three years.

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High Performance Computing Post Doctoral Fellow Position

A postdoctoral research fellowship in the area of high performance computing is available in UNM’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. 

We are currently operating the first two stations of the Long Wavelength Array (LWA; lwa.unm.edu) and are developing a C++/CUDA/Python streaming framework for data processing at those stations (Bifrost; github.com/ledatelescope/bifrost).  The successful candidate would help with development and testing of this framework as well as work with other groups who are interested in learning about Bifrost.  They will also make use of Bifrost for scientific research in astronomy, ionospheric physics, or other fields. In addition, they will aid in LWA operations and in construction/commissioning of additional LWA stations.  Experience with Python is required.  Experience with C++, CUDA/OpenCL, realtime processing of large data sets, or radio astronomy is a plus.

Candidates must have completed the Ph.D.in computer science, physics/astronomy, or a related science/engineering field at the time of hire. 

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