Assistant Researcher in Medicine
University of California Irvine
United States

Assistant Researcher in Medicine 

Job #JPF08989
  • Radiological Sciences / School of Medicine / UC Irvine

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $87,100-$113,900. See Table for the salary range for this position.

Application Window

Open date: May 6, 2024

Next review date: Thursday, Jun 6, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 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

The University of California-Irvine's Department of Radiological Sciences is offering an Assistant Researcher position in the TRUE Imaging Lab, led by Dr. Shawn Xiang. This non-tenured, academic term position is ideal for candidates aiming to transition from a dependent researcher role to a tenure-track independent investigator. The lab is a leader in radiation-induced acoustic imaging, with a focus on developing innovative solutions for cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and neurological disorders.

We are seeking candidates with a strong background in ultrasound physics, image-guided radiotherapy, and interventional radiology. Applicants should have a track record of successfully securing funding through NIH and other society grants, particularly in cancer treatment strategies. A proven history of imaging research, evidenced by high-impact publications, is essential.

The role involves mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, research fellows, and visiting scholars. The successful candidate will also be involved in developing medical imaging devices, creating image reconstruction algorithms, and conducting preclinical and clinical testing of these devices. Responsibilities include presenting findings at conferences, preparing manuscripts, and writing funding proposals to secure external support.


Ph.D. in Physics, Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Current holder of a dependent research position.
  2. At least four years of postdoctoral experience in medical imaging device development.
  3. Deep expertise in Ultrasound Physics, machine learning, and image reconstruction algorithm development.
  4. A substantial research background, demonstrated through high impact publications and conference presentations.

Required application documents:
Cover Letter
Statement of Research
Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement
Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form

Application Procedure –
To apply, please log onto UC Irvine’s recruitment site located at:

For further information pertaining to this recruitment please contact: Shawn Xiang, PhD
Department of Radiological Sciences UC Irvine School of Medicine


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field

Application Requirements

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About UC Irvine

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 anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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