Pre- and Post-doctoral Positions in Biomedical Optics and Biomechanics Opening at University of Houston

November 29, 2022

The Biomedical Optics Laboratory ( in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston, TX invites applications for pre- and post-doctoral positions in the area of biomedical optical imaging, photoacoustics, and biomechanics. Documented experience in one of the following areas is required: optical coherence tomography (OCT), opto(photo)acoustics, light-sheet microscopy (instrumentation and software development), optical elastography/biomechanics, and Brillouin Spectroscopy. The successful applicants will join a dynamic team to work on projects such as optical methods to study tissue (ocular, skin, heart) biomechanics and develop advanced optical methods for developmental biology. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration with clinicians from Texas Medical Center. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Development and maintenance of advanced optical imaging systems (such as OCT, optical projection tomography, photoacoustics, Brillouin microscope, and multi-photon light-sheet microscope). 
  • Provides high-level troubleshooting support to the hardware development team.
  • Developing software to assist the team in the evaluation of newer sub-systems and components.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (detailing the required experience and career objectives), curriculum vitae (including GPA), and names and contact information for three references: 

Kirill Larin, Ph.D.  Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering

University of Houston

Houston, TX 77204-5060, USA

Email: klarin [at]   

The University of Houston ( is an equal-opportunity employer.


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