Job ID: 140810

Postdoctoral Associate in Super-resolution Microscopy and Cancer Research

University of Pittsburgh

  • Mar. 31, 2020
  • Postdoctoral Associate in Super-resolution Microscopy and Cancer Research
  • Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Optics & Optical Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

We are looking for talented and highly motivated individuals to work on development and application of super-resolution microscopy (primarily single molecule localization microscopy) and other advanced 3D microscopy systems to improve cancer detection and our understanding of cancer biology. If your background is in biophysics, physical chemistry and single molecule imaging, this position will provide the opportunities to explore the application of the super-resolution imaging techniques to solve real-world challenges in cancer diagnostics and the applications of chromatin biology in cancer research. If you are an engineer with a background in optical imaging, this position will allow you to develop new capabilities of multi-color, high-throughput and 3D high-resolution and super-resolution microscopy to address unmet clinical need. If you have strong background in image processing, this position will provide you the opportunities to explore develop automated image analysis tools to improve the throughput and automated analysis of large dataset of 3D advanced microscopy images for biomedical research and clinical applications. For information about our laboratory, please visit

The candidate is expected to independently conduct research, publish scientific findings in prestigious journals and deliver verbal technical presentations in international conferences. The candidate will have a unique great opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team that encompasses expertise in bioengineering, electrical engineering, cancer biology, pathology, and oncology at University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and other top medical centers around the country.

The qualified candidate should have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, optics, biophysics, chemistry or a related field. The candidate must be self-motivated with a strong passion for research. A strong background in optical imaging techniques, quantitative image analysis and programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Python) are required. The expertise in at least one of the following areas is required: optical instrumentation, image processing, super-resolution imaging and biophysics. Hands-on experience on using or developing super-resolution microscopy and fluorescence staining, or hardware programming is highly desirable. Good oral and written communication skills are required. We offer excellent salary and benefits. For interested candidates, please send your CV to Prof. Yang Liu by email (

  • The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity.

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Contact Information

  • Yang Liu
    Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering
    University of Pittsburgh
    Hillman Cancer Center 2.32
    5117 Centre Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
  • 1-4126233751

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