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UCI Radiological Sciences -Postdoctoral Scholar -The Translational Imaging Lab-2022-2023

Application Window

Open date: August 31, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Postdoctoral Scholar

University of California, Irvine
Department of Radiological Sciences

The Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, anticipates openings in the The Translational Imaging Lab ( We are seeking a qualified and motivated candidate to fill a postdoctoral position to conduct small animal liver/pancreatic cancer studies. This position is an excellent opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment and closely interact with radiologists, oncologists, and endocrinologists. Access is available to four dedicated research scanners, including 3T Philips, 9.4T animal Bruker BioSpin, micro-PET/CT, and a powerful computer cluster. Collaboration within the medical school allows for the ready translation of technical developments into clinical settings.

Candidate must be a self-motivated postdoctoral fellow who would like to expand career opportunities in image-monitored cancer immunotherapy and using artificial intelligence to predict prognosis and evaluate clinical outcomes. Our research team investigates rabbit, mouse, and rat tumor models to optimize and develop MRI sequences to assess therapeutic responses. In addition, the lab has unique resources for translation research, including mouse, rat, rabbit, and woodchuck models of liver, colorectal, pancreatic tumors, and a clinical translation team. Requirements for the position include:

Applicants must have an MD or PhD in cancer biology/immunology or radiological sciences. Candidates with expertise in:

  1. Small animal handling experience and image data analysis with related publications are encouraged to apply.
  2. Prior experience working in cancer animal models is preferred.
  3. Verbal and written communication skills are required.
  4. Ability to work independently and team spirit are required.
  5. A strong work ethic and commitment to timely delivery of results are essential.

The position will be in the Department of Radiological Sciences and affiliated with Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Irvine. The Department of Radiological Sciences provides a rich environment where faculty, postdocs, and graduate/undergraduate students regularly interact and conduct collaborative studies.

Application Procedure – You must submit your online application at Document requirements
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated CV.
• Cover Letter
• Statement of Research (Optional)
Reference requirements
• 3 required (contact information only)

For further information pertaining to this recruitment please contact:
Zhuoli Zhang, PhD
Professor, Radiology & BME
University of California, Irvine
Sprague Hall 222
839 Health Sciences Rd
Irvine, CA 92617


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD, MD or MD/PhD

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link:

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA