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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Imaging Physics in MDA-On-Site, United States

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Department of Imaging Physics in the laboratory of Richard Bouchard, Ph.D. Dr. Bouchard has focused his research program on clinically translatable photoacoustic-ultrasonic (PAUS), CEUS, and acoustic radiation force (ARF)-based elasticity imaging technologies. Specifically, Dr. Bouchard is investigating novel uses of these technologies in the detection, assessment, and treatment-monitoring of cancer and cardiac disease. To this end, Dr. Bouchard has invested considerable effort in the development of quantitative imaging approaches for both endogenous (e.g., hemoglobin) and exogenous (e.g., molecularly targeted nanoparticles or phase-changing nanodroplets) in both tissue-mimicking phantom and preclinical (e.g., murine) models.


The fellow will participate in a highly productive multi-disciplinary research program developing novel photoacoustic imaging techniques for cancer research. The fellow will have an opportunity to contribute to ongoing basic and translational research projects and will be encouraged to explore and develop new areas of research interest. The fellow will collaborate and coordinate with research and clinical stakeholders and communicate findings via abstracts, poster and podium presentations, and publications.


Ph.D. in Biomedical or Electrical Engineering is preferred. Ph.D. in other natural science disciplines will be considered.


MD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the "Kirchstein - NRSA". This full-time trainee position will provide a salary between $56,484 to $68,604, dependent upon the years of postgraduate experience.

MD Anderson offers compensated trainees:

  • Paid medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for trainees who work 30 or more hours per week

  • Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage

  • Paid Education Vacation and Sick Leave

  • Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs

  • Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans

  • Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program

  • Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts

  • Fertility benefits

  • State of Texas longevity pay

  • Extensive wellness, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups


Dr. Richard Bouchard