Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 09, 2019
Oct 21, 2019
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Department of Bioengineering Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The George Mason University Department of Bioengineering within the Volgenau School of Engineering, is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to work on interdisciplinary research spanning the fields of medical ultrasound imaging and biomechanics. Our interdisciplinary research team has multiple ongoing collaborations in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, to include national laboratories and hospitals and provides a stimulating environment of translational research. Our laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments for imaging, functional assessment, computational modeling, and our research is funded by multiple federal agencies. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department: The Department of Bioengineering at Mason was established in 2010 and has rapidly grown to 15 full-time faculty. The research and educational focus areas are biomedical imaging, neuro-engineering and computational neuroscience, biomechanics and nanoscale bioengineering. Bioengineering faculty conduct research funded by a number of federal agencies, including the NIH, NSF, DoD and the VA, with over $19 million in active research funding. The department faculty have active collaborations with healthcare institutions including Inova, Children's National Medical Center, National Rehabilitation Hospital, government agencies such as the FDA, as well as federal laboratories such as the Naval Research Laboratory, NIH Clinical Center, and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology.

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About George Mason University: Mason is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of nearly 34,000 students studying in more than 208 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education ranks George Mason University in its top tier of research institutions, with total research expenditures reaching an all-time high of 149 million in sponsored research expenditures for the fiscal year 2018, making good progress toward the university's strategic goal of $225 million by 2024. Mason stands at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. The Northern Virginia business community includes many Fortune 500 companies. In addition to its 677-acre main campus in Fairfax, Mason has campuses in Arlington and Prince William counties in Virginia, as well as an international campus in Songdo, Korea. Reflective of the university's strong commitment to biomedical research and biotechnology is the recent launch of the $40 million, 75-000-square-foot Institute for Biomedical Innovation, and a strategic partnership focused on personalized health with Inova, the largest health system in Northern Virginia.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to take a leadership role in ongoing research projects and will also be encouraged to develop personal research aligned with the broad goals of our laboratories and collaborators. The primary responsibility will involve clinical and applied science research as part of an interdisciplinary project aimed at developing ultrasound-based methods for noninvasively assessing injury to the pelvic floor muscles. The candidate will have a unique opportunity to closely interact with clinical collaborators in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Inova Medical group. The candidate will be expected to spearhead the development of novel methods for quantitative analysis of ultrasound image data and image-based biomechanical models. As part of the postdoctoral experience, applicants will receive mentoring for developing research proposals. Participation in career development activities will be strongly encouraged.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate should have an earned Ph.D., by the start date of the position, in one of the following disciplines: biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, or a related field. The candidate should demonstrate an academic record of scientific excellence, independent research, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research.

Preferred Qualifications: A strong background in diagnostic ultrasound and/or medical image analysis.

For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at for position number F436AZ; and upload a CV and a cover letter describing your research interests, career goals, and qualifications for the position, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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