Postdoctoral Scholar - Department of Biomedical Engineering

Date: August 2019

CWRU Title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Department: Biomedical Engineering

School: Case School of Engineering

Location: Wickenden Building

Supervisor: David L. Wilson, Robert Herbold Professor of Biomedical Engineering


We have postdoctoral opportunities to advance new solutions in cardiovascular and ophthalmological biomedical imaging using computer vision and machine learning approaches. Projects include mass screening of disease, diagnosis/staging, treatment evaluation, and image guided therapies. Trainees will have an opportunity to join and learn from the wide ranging biomedical imaging community at Case Western Reserve University which includes the Center of Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD), the Case Center for Imaging Research (aka, the Disneyland of Imaging), and Interactive Commons. Successful applicants should have a background in biomedical imaging, computer vision, quantitative imaging, and/or image guided therapies. Laboratory funding comes from NIH R01s, R21s, and SBIRs, as well as Case-Coulter and research agreements with commercial entities. An entrepreneurial spirit is a plus as our laboratory has launched startups. Please contact us for more information on how we innovate biomedical imaging.

In employment, as in education, CWRU is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. CWRU provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS. In terms of major tasks, the postdoc will:

  • perform computational and potentially biomedical experiments (40%)
  • plan experiments (18%)
  • write manuscripts (18%)
  • prepare proposals (18%)
  • perform lab management (6%)

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS. The postdoc will prepare and give presentations, attend conferences, discuss projects with others on the research team, and perform other duties as assigned.

CONTACTS. This position requires interaction with Dr. Wilson and others involved in research projects. In terms of contact hours, contacts break down roughly Wilson (15%) and research personnel (85%).

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY. No direct reports, but it is expected that the successful applicant will take on more project leadership as time goes on.

QUALIFICATIONS. PhD in engineering, math, or physics, with experience in imaging

REQUIRED SKILLS. Creativity, perseverance, computer programming, oral communication, writing

WORKING CONDITIONS. Office and laboratory locations with minimal physical demands

HOW TO APPLY. Applicants should send an email stating why they should be selected, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references to Dr. David Wilson,