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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Steven Chu

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Chu, Steven
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Molecular & Cellular Phys
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
1 year, with opportunity for renewal
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Interested candidates should contact Prof. Chu at

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Steven Chu in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology in collaboration with Jeremy Dahl in the Canary Center and James Brooks in the Department of Urology. This project focuses on novel ultrasound imaging techniques for enhancing resolution, decreasing noise, and improving contrast of diseased and healthy tissues, supported by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative on Deep Tissue Imaging.
Ultrasound imaging is a versatile and ubiquitous modality sensitive to small differences in tissue density and compressibility, but traditional ultrasound imaging has difficulty distinguishing the mechanical properties of malignant and benign tissues, and in observing molecular signatures. We plan to address these challenges by building a new nonlinear ultrasound imaging platform, whereby we detect the signature of multiple beams of ultrasound interacting inside of a tissue. One goal is to use the nonlinear signature to distinguish malignant from benign tissues. A second goal is to image dynamic molecular and cellular interactions in deep tissues of living organisms by discriminating between multiple microbubble ultrasound molecular markers.
We are looking for a postdoc to join our team to construct the new instrument, apply nonlinear imaging to cancer models in mice, and bring the technology to the clinic.

Required Qualifications: 
  • The successful candidate should be highly motivated and hard working
  • Strong past research success and publication history
  • MD, PhD or MD/PhD degrees
  • Previous experience in quantitative imaging, ultrasound technologies, microbubble fabrication, or molecular imaging is helpful but is not essential.
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of reference or contact for two to three references


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