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[SA_scat] Post-doctoral fellowship opportunity at FDA: simulationof diffraction and small-angle scattering imaging systems

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  • Subject: [SA_scat] Post-doctoral fellowship opportunity at FDA: simulationof diffraction and small-angle scattering imaging systems
  • From: "Badano, Aldo G" <Aldo.Badano@fda.hhs.gov>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:29:09 -0400
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Fellowship opportunity at FDA research. Thanks, aldo

I am distributing the following announcement in case you find it of interest, or know a fellow researcher that may be interested in this post-doctoral position. 

 ** Development of computational tools to study imaging systems based on x-ray diffraction and small-angle scattering **
The Division of Imaging and Applied Mathematics in the Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking a research associate to work on investigating new x-ray imaging modalities based on x-ray diffraction, small-angle coherent scattering and similar emerging technologies. The main outcome of this project will be a set of Monte Carlo simulation tools that are able to model these technologies, with special emphasis on reproducing prototype devices being developed for breast imaging. Our group has experience in developing Monte Carlo simulation codes  based on PENELOPE  (penMesh , MANTIS, MC-GPU) and access to experimental facilities that can be used to fit and validate the computational models. An ideal candidate would have a background in either atomic physics (coherent x-ray scattering models), synchrotron radiation applications (x-ray diffraction), or  experience developing algorithms fo
 r Monte Carlo simulation codes.

The FDA laboratories are located in the metropolitan Washington DC region.  This position will be administered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education http://www.orau.gov/orise.htm. Compensation will be dependent on education and experience.  Candidates must have a graduate degree in physics, mathematics, computer science, or engineering.  No citizenship required.  The initial appointment will be for one year starting on May 2012, with potential for extension based on availability of funds. Short-term internships to collaborate in this project may also be available in summer.

Interested candidates should send an e-mail with CV, publication samples and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Andreu Badal (andreu.badal-soler{at}fda.hhs.gov). Please use the words "research position" in the subject. A cover letter should summarize the candidate's skills and accomplishments, including details on your contributions to the publication samples. The cover letter should also briefly describe research goals as they relate to the project description above. 

     Andreu Badal

   Division of Imaging and Applied Mathematics
   U.S. Food and Drug Administration (CDRH/OSEL)
   Lab webpage: http://j.mp/f6ZlLi
   Code distribution: http://j.mp/fYBKeE


Dr. Aldo Badano
Imaging Physics Lab, Div of Imaging and Applied Mathematics
Office of Science and Engineering Labs, CDRH, FDA
10903 New Hampshire Ave, WO62, R3116, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002
Phone 301-796-2534, Fax 301-796-9925, aldo.badano@fda.hhs.gov
Lab webpage: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ScienceandResearch/ucm083231.htm
Scientific code: http://code.google.com/hosting/search?q=label:DIAM
Intranet (Traction) : https://traction.fda.gov/traction?type=single&proj=CDRHOSELDIAM&rec=799
Convenor of IEC-62B-MT51: http://www.iec.ch/dyn/www/f?p=103:14:0::::FSP_ORG_ID,FSP_LANG_ID:7583,25
Co-Chair of AAPM-TG196: http://www.aapm.org/org/structure/default.asp?committee_code=TG196
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