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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Radiotherapy - 44556 in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Essential Functions

The Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate in the Computational Radiotherapy Lab in the Division of Medical Physics. The Computational Radiotherapy Lab develops novel tools and strategies for image-guided radiation therapy, with a focus on image registration and adaptive radiation therapy. The successful candidate should be interested in developing and applying innovative image analysis tools on a number of radiation therapy datasets to better understand and guide radiation therapy planning, delivery, and assessment. Projects will include the use of magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and other imaging modalities for guiding radiation therapy in the thorax and abdomen.

The successful candidate should possess a strong background in computational image analysis and scientific programming. Individuals interested in pursuing an academic research career or a career in medical physics are encouraged to apply. Training opportunities in preparation for a medical physics residency are available in the department for qualified and interested candidates.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in medical physics, physics, engineering, computer science or a related field.
  • Strong background in image analysis, image registration and/or image segmentation.
  • Strong background in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and/or computer vision.
  • Strong scientific programming skills in C/C++ and Python or related languages along with familiarity with image analysis tools such as ITK and VTK.
  • Familiarity working with high-performance computing environments including GPU platforms for high-throughput analysis of images.
  • Ability and interest in working in small, interdisciplinary teams with other technical scientists and clinicians.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Department Summary

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University has developed an exceedingly integrated network of academic and community practices with a mission of advancing the field through research, education, and state of the art clinical practices. The department supports several education programs, including the longest-standing CAMPEP accredited medical physics residency and a certificate program for retraining in medical physics (https://bme.wustl.edu/graduate/Pages/certificate-medical-physics.aspx). The medical physics division currently has more than 30 medical physicists for support of our clinical operations, research, educational, and outreach activities. The division has over 50 other members consisting of medical physics assistants, QA technicians, residents, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, programmers, and staff.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of our benefits:https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should send a cover letter (brief) and curriculum vitae to Dr. Geoffrey Hugo at gdhugo@wustl.edu.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computational Radiotherapy - 44556

Job ID: 44556

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular