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Congratulations Dr. Zhao!

On Monday, graduate student Hongting Zhao successfully defended her PhD thesis.  Her work has centered on improving brain sensitivity of cerebral blood flow measurements with diffuse correlation spectroscopy.  Dr. Zhao will be transitioning to a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia in July where she will continue her studies on diffuse optical spectroscopies for brain monitoring.  Congratulations Dr. Zhao!!!

We’re Hiring!

We are seeking several highly motivated full-time Research Technicians.  Please help us find new members for our dynamic team! These research associates will contribute to projects that expand the clinical applications of near-infrared spectroscopy to non-invasively monitor the brain. These openings is available ASAP.

Responsibilities: Job responsibilities will include data acquisition with the NIRS-based device in a clinical setting, study consenting, patient interaction, database management, IRB protocol compliance and record keeping, construction of optical sensors, along with assistance on a variety of other miscellaneous experiments. The candidate is expected to be self-motivated, detail oriented, have strong interpersonal skills, and capable of working in a collaborative environment.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a B.S.  The following disciplines are preferred: biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, biology, physics, chemistry, or a related field.  Experience with Matlab, LabView, or other coding language is preferred but not required.  The candidate must be able to lift up to 30lbs and push a large wheeled cart.  The ideal candidate will be willing to commit to at least two years in the position.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV including the names of 2 references by email to Dr. Erin Buckley ( with “Clinical Research Technician” in the subject.