Postdoctoral Research Scientist opportunities

Our laboratory is seeking postdoctoral research scientist candidates to work on developing innovative X-ray sources and CT techniques. The candidates will have a unique opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of multidisciplinary researchers from the Department of Physics, Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Radiation Oncology in the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

Candidates must have a PhD in Medical Physics, Experimental Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or other closely related areas. It is essential for the candidates to have knowledge of radiation detection and familiar with electronic instrumentation and data acquisition and processing.  Research experience (academic or industry) in developing X-ray imaging techniques, radiation detector, vacuum system, and/or image-guided radiotherapy is highly desired. The candidates must have demonstrated the ability to perform experimental work, draft manuscripts, and work independently and collaboratively. The position is suitable for the candidates who plan to apply medical physics residency or to work in medical device industry.

The position is available immediately with yearly renewable contract. Initial appointment of the job is for one year, with possibility for renewal up to three years, based on performance evaluation. Interested applicants should submit  (1) 1-page cover letter stating the motivation, research experience and goals, and anticipated available date, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for 3 references (reference letters are not required at this time) to Prof. Tiezhi Zhang at

Graduate Student opportunities

Students interested in pursuing PhD degrees in our lab are encouraged to contact Prof. Zhang at

Undergraduate research opportunities

​Undergraduate students from the Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Systems Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics departments who are interested in our lab are welcome throughout the year.