The primary function of this position is to facilitate on-going research projects on development of non-invasive ultrasound imaging techniques for cardiac applications including the assessment for multiple applications in cardiac elasticity. The Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University in New York City is looking to hire a specialist with a strong background in cardiac elasticity imaging to lead several innovative projects.
The candidate will be working on novel and robust methods to image the deformation of the heart in order to characterize mechanical and electromechanical abnormalities in canine and humans. The successful candidate should have a thorough understanding of ultrasound beamforming, high frame rate imaging, motion and strain estimation methods as well as cardiac mechanics. Previous research experience in myocardial strain imaging and cardiac electromechanical activity imaging is highly valued. The candidate will also be responsible for maintaining the functionality of the Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging Laboratory and will be expected to apply for external funding opportunities.
The position requires a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or related discipline and at least 5 years of related professional experience Extensive experience in ultrasound signal acquisition and analysis, high frame rate ultrasound imaging, cardiac elasticity imaging and matlab programming are required.
Internal Number: Req. # 0008529 (BME)
About Columbia University, Department of Radiology
The Department of Radiology currently provides clinical programs with subspecialty expertise at four geographic locations, including New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), Children’s Hospital of New York (CHONY), The Allen Pavilion annex of NYP, and at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown. The full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology is offered throughout the enterprise, including the complete array of diagnostic radiology (CT, US, MRI, plain films), interventional radiology (body, vascular and neuro), and nuclear medicine (PET, PET/CT, CT/SPECT. All services utilize the most advanced technology available to provide cutting edge radiologic service to our patients and our referring physicians.
The Department stays at the forefront of advanced medical imaging by leading and participating in a broad range of research initiatives through NIH funded grants. Many of these projects are performed in dedicated state of the art Department of Radiology research facilities, including; the Morton A. Kreitchman PET Center, the David A. Gardner PET Research Center, a world class nuclear medicine facility that provides high quality positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/CT clinical and ...research facilities; the Magnetic Resonance Research Laboratories of Columbia University which boasts several high field research magnets; and the Cerebrovascular Center of the Neurological Institute. The Department also has a strong collaborative relationship with Columbia University 's Department of Biomedical Engineering.