Department: Physics, Faculty of Science
Position supervisor: Professor Jesse Tanguay
Contract length: one-year term (renewable to two years)
Start Date: August 1, 2021
Hours of work per week: 36.25
Position type: Post-doctoral fellow
Rate of pay: $45,000 per annum
Deadline to apply: Posted until filled
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About the Department of Physics
Dr. Tanguay is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Ryerson University. His research group focuses on the basic image science of spectroscopic x-ray imaging, which is expected to play a significant role in the next generation of medical x-ray imaging. Dr. Tanguay’s laboratory is funded through NSERC and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation: the Laboratory for Experimental X-ray Imaging.
Review recent publications from the laboratory, external link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=q673lhIAAAAJ&hl=en
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A funded postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Physics in the lab of Dr. Jesse Tanguay. This position is available for a one-year term (renewable to two years) starting August 1, 2021 and is in support of a collaborative project with industry partner Redlen Technologies.
Specific responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the design and implementation of experimental and numerical methods to evaluate the spectroscopic performance of cadmium-zinc-telluride-based x-ray detectors for spectral x-ray computed tomography. In addition, the successful candidate will design and implement novel algorithms for correction of various physical processes that degrade the quality of spectral data, including charge sharing, pulse pile-up, and x-ray scatter. The successful candidate will liaise with academic and industry partners, and lead the transfer of knowledge and techniques between laboratories.
The successful candidate will have access to and conduct experiments with a benchtop x-ray imaging system equipped with a diagnostic x-ray source and state-of-the-art x-ray imaging detectors, including spectroscopic and conventional detectors; this combination of equipment is unique in Canada.
The following qualifications and skills are required:
- PhD from a recognized academic institution in one of Physics, Medical Physics, Biomedical Physics, or Medical Biophysics
- Experience using physics instrumentation, and should have experience coding in python or C++, in addition to MATLAB
- Additional experience with one or more of the following is also desirable: x-ray imaging, radiation physics, radiation detectors, mathematical modelling, instrumentation physics, gamma and x-ray spectroscopy
- A strong publication record and demonstrated ability to perform impactful research is also required
- Ability to conduct independent research, data collection and analysis, and write technical reports, research grant proposals, and peer reviewed journal articles
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary research group
- A track of peer-reviewed published research work
How to apply
Click 'Apply' to be directed to the Ryerson Careers page for further instructions on how to apply online.
Please email your complete application to Dr. Jesse Tanguay. Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, up to 3 selected preprints/reprints of publications, names and contact information for three references (including e‐mail address), as well as two letters of references. In the subject line please indicate: ‘Application for Post-doctoral Fellow’.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only candidates who are invited to an interview will be contacted.
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Contract length: 12 months
Expected start date: 2021-08-01
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
Salary: $45,000.00 per year