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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Ramasamy Paulmurugan

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Paulmurugan, Ramasamy
Other Mentor(s) if Applicable: 
Ahmed El Kaffas
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

If interested, please email the required application materials to (Dr. Ahmed El Kaffas)

Translational Scientist for Developing Ultrasound Methods in Imaging and Enhancing Immunotherapy
Our multidisciplinary collaborative laboratories are increasing ultrasound’s clinical impact as a bedside, inexpensive, radiation free and non-invasive imaging modality. To do so, we are introducing new state-of-the-art imaging technologies for targeted molecular ultrasound imaging and developing quantitative and machine learning approaches to mine unique ultrasound signals to answer pertinent clinical questions. Special emphasis is put on imaging cancer including ovarian, pancreatic, liver, renal, and prostate cancer, as well liver diseases such as fibrosis, steatosis and inflammation. Our mission is to integrate novel tissue characterization imaging strategies with ultrasound into multi-modal clinical protocols for improved patient management and care.
We are seeking candidates interested in developing translational ultrasound applications that include microbubble contrast agent fabrication, molecular microbubble development and imaging strategies, cell biology as well as direct pre-clinical imaging; candidates will be supported by several NIH grants in the Translational Ultrasound Lab @ Stanford. Given that there are parallel ongoing clinical studies, candidates should also be interested in being involved in clinical imaging. Candidates will be working with a team of scientists in Drs. El Kaffas’ and Ramasamy Paulmurugan’s lab, as well as collaborating with scientists in Drs. Jeremy Dahl, Amelie Lutz and Ted Grave’s lab to develop contrast and molecular ultrasound methods for imaging and enhancing immunotherapy.

Required Qualifications: 

The following list are necessary experience:
• PhD and/or MD in relevant field with demonstrated ability to work independently
• Cell culture and experience working with small animals
• Experience with small animal imaging
Having at least one of the following list of other specific experiences would be useful:
• Microbubbles and contrast enhanced/molecular ultrasound; fabrication/molecular conjugations
• Pre-clinical ultrasound imaging
• Immunotherapies in pre-clinical models
• Working with therapeutic transducers

Required Application Materials: 

1. An updated CV
2. Complete contact information for three references
3. Cover letter describing past research experience, career goals and future research interests


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