The primary function of this position is to facilitate on-going research projects on development of non-invasive ultrasound imaging techniques for cardiac applications including the assessment for multiple applications in cardiac elasticity. The Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University in New York City is looking to hire a specialist with a strong background in cardiac elasticity imaging to lead several innovative projects.
The candidate will be working on novel and robust methods to image the deformation of the heart in order to characterize mechanical and electromechanical abnormalities in canine and humans. The successful candidate should have a thorough understanding of ultrasound beamforming, high frame rate imaging, motion and strain estimation methods as well as cardiac mechanics. Previous research experience in myocardial strain imaging and cardiac electromechanical activity imaging is highly valued. The candidate will also be responsible for maintaining the functionality of the Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging Laboratory and will be expected to apply for external funding opportunities.
The position requires a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or related discipline and at least 5 years of related professional experience Extensive experience in ultrasound signal acquisition and analysis, high frame rate ultrasound imaging, cardiac elasticity imaging and matlab programming are required.