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Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas at Austin
retirement plan
United States, Texas, Austin
101 East 27th Street (Show on map)
March 03, 2024

Job Posting Title:

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Hiring Department:

Biomedical Engineering

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Position Open To:

All Applicants

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Weekly Scheduled Hours:

40

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FLSA Status:

Exempt

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Earliest Start Date:

Immediately

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Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Aug 31, 2023

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Location:

UT MAIN CAMPUS

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Job Details:

As a top-10 engineering school with the No. 1 program in Texas, the at The University of Texas at Austin has been a global leader in technology innovation and engineering education for over a century. With 11 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs, over 20 research centers and a faculty community that boasts one of the highest number of National Academy of Engineering members among U.S. universities, Texas Engineering has launched some of the nation's most accomplished leaders and pioneered world-changing solutions in virtually every industry, from space exploration to energy to health care.

The Cockrell School is to building an inclusive environment, free from all forms of hate, racism and injustice, where students, faculty and staff feel safe and supported. Every member of our school community - whoever you are, wherever you are from and whatever you believe - is valued. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender and gender expression, or socioeconomic background.

Purpose

The Biophotonics Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin is searching for a postdoctoral fellow to develop optical imaging tools for the surgical guidance of tumor resections. This position is supported by a new five year NIH grant. The project is a collaboration between UT Austin BME and UT Austin's Dell Medical School.

Related publications:

  • J. of Biomedical Optics2022
  • J. of Biophotonics, 2019

Responsibilities

  • Develop/fabricate custom microscopy instruments to image tissues
  • Collaborate with physician colleagues at UT Dell Medical School
  • Publish research results in national and international journals and conferences
  • Supervise and mentor students
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

PhD in engineering, physics or related physical sciences. Demonstrated ability to fabricate/build electro-optical systems such as custom microscopes and spectroscopy systems. Enthusiasm for working collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in working with biological systems/tissues is preferred but not required.

Salary

$53,460 + depending on experience

Working Conditions
  • May work around chemical fumes.

  • May work around standard office conditions.

  • May work around biohazards.

  • May work around chemicals.

  • May work around electrical and mechanical hazards.

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

  • Use of manual dexterity.

  • Climbing of stairs.

  • Lifting and moving

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • Letter of interest

  • Names of 3 references

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Employment Eligibility:

Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.

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Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

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Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

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Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an ,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

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Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

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E-Verify:

The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

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Compliance:

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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