Post-Doctoral Fellow: X-ray Imaging Physics
Department: Physics, Faculty of SciencePosition supervisor: Professor Jesse TanguayContract length: one-year term (renewable to two years)Start Date: October 1, 2020Hours of work per week: 36.25Position type: Post-doctoral fellowDeadline 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.
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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 October 1, 2020 and is in support of a laboratory funded through NSERC and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation: the Laboratory for Experimental X-ray Imaging.
Specific responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the design and implementation of experimental and numerical methods to evaluate the performance of spectroscopic x-ray imaging detectors in specific applications, including vascular imaging, breast imaging, and thoracic imaging. 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.