Postdoctoral Research Associate Opportunities

Position Summary: Multiple Postdoctoral Research Associate positions are available in the Chen Ultrasound Laboratory. Building on the unique strengths of the WashU medical school and engineering school, the overall goal of our lab is to develop novel focused ultrasound techniques to understand brain functions and improve clinical management of brain diseases. Candidates will be considered for multiple projects that include but not limited to the following: (1) Develop hardware and software of focused ultrasound devices and perform validation of the devices in large animal models to prepare for the clinical translation; (2) Develop focused ultrasound-based brain drug delivery techniques for brain cancer treatment; (3) Develop novel ultrasound technique for brain cancer diagnosis using focused ultrasound-enabled blood-based liquid biopsies.

Required Qualifications: Motivated and enthusiastic individuals with Ph.D. training in neuroscience, physiology, biophysics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, applied physics, or other closely related areas are welcome to apply. Research experience (academic or industry) in ultrasound transducer design, ultrasound imaging, ultrasound therapy, ion channel, brain stimulation, liquid biopsies, drug delivery, and brain cancer biology are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to perform experimental work, publish papers, and work independently and collaboratively. Candidates must also demonstrate scientific communication skills, enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

Salary and Benefits: Base pay will be commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

Application Method: The position is available immediately with a yearly renewable contract. Interested applicants should submit (1) 1-page cover letter stating the career goals, research experience, and anticipated available date, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for 3 references (reference letters are not required at the time of application). Applications or questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Hong Chen at

Graduate Student Opportunities

Students interested in pursuing Ph.D. degrees in our lab are encouraged to contact Prof. Hong Chen at

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduates interested in our lab are welcome throughout the year. Please send an email to