Post Doctoral Fellow, Medical Imaging Lab

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
14 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About Khalifa University

Khalifa University is ranked 181st in the QS World University Rankings 2023, and the top University in the UAE, with a range of research and academic programs designed to address the entire range of strategic, scientific and industrial challenges facing our rapidly evolving world.

Its world-class faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities provide an unparalleled learning experience to students from the UAE and around the world. Our research and academic activities cover a broad range of disciplines in engineering, science and medicine through our three colleges.

Khalifa University’s research relates to key focus sectors of relevance to the UAE’s strategic economic growth and the technology platforms that serve as foundations for these sectors. The University’s research priorities are addressed in two categories — “verticals” and “horizontals” — which jointly cover specific industry and sector needs, technical platforms and expertise.

KU’s focus sectors are Clean and Renewable Energy, Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production, Water and Environment, Healthcare, Aerospace, and Supply Chain and Logistics. Research in these sectors is enhanced by our research platforms of Robotics, AI and Data Science, Information and Communication Technologies, and Advanced Materials and Manufacturing as well as Fundamental Sciences.

Position Overview

KU is seeking a highly motivated Post-doctoral Fellow to work in the medical imaging lab at Khalifa University. The successful candidate will conduct research on x-ray imaging science and perform task-based image quality characterization using a laboratory version of the photon-counting CT scanner technology. The candidate will develop protocol specific Monte-Carlo based dosimetry assessments for photon-counting CT. Material identification and quantification capabilities of the scanner using phantoms, excised human and animal specimens, and euthanized samples will also be assessedThe role requires laboratory knowledge, strong knowledge of x-ray and CT physics, programming, and strong networking skills, and collaborate with clinicians, engineers, biochemists, other local and international researchers, and graduate students.


Position Requirements

  • Conduct research on the development of Monte-Carlo based dosimetry assessment tools.  
  • Develop specialty equipment, phantoms, and innovative procedures for CT imaging
  • Develop dosimetry routine and site-specific radiation dose maps.
  • Perform image analysis, process, and interpret data and produce high IF publications
  • Grant preparation
  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manage

Candidate Profile

Essential Criteria

  • PhD from a reputable university in physics, applied physics, medical physics, biomedical engineering, radiological sciences, applied mathematics, or other medical imaging related field  or related discipline.
  • Computer programming (e.g., Matlab, Python)
  • Experience with Monte Carlo simulations
  • Experience writing scientific or review papers;
  • A willingness to contribute to a collaborative and supportive team culture
  • Excellent English language communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • The proven ability to work on multiple tasks with competing demands and deadlines.
  • Ability to train and mentor students and support fellow researchers
  • Highly developed reasoning and problem-solving skills

Desired Criteria

  • PhD gained from a top 200 QS or THE ranked University
  • Relevant experience as a Post-doctoral researcher in academia or in industry.
  • High impact first-author publications in top 10% journals in the relevant field

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (

Primary Location: Abu Dhabi UAE
Job: Post Doctoral Fellow
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time  

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