The FDA is seeking a highly talented and motivated candidate for a one-year research position in the area of optical performance evaluation of medical devices. The intern will have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge scientific research with highly experienced biophotonics researchers, present work at scientific conferences and publish journal articles.
This project will focus on medical devices with optical imaging capability (e.g., endoscopes). A key aspect of this project will involve development and validation of advanced experimental and numerical methods for evaluating image/video quality and overall device performance. These techniques will be used to elucidate the effect of device design, software and other variables on imaging performance.
The position is within the Division of Biomedical Physics at FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, which is located at FDA’s White Oak Research Center near Washington DC (Address: 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993). Because of COVID-19, the job can be partially remote. General information about research in FDA can be found in the following link: http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofMedicalProductsandTobacco/CDRH/CDRHOffices/ucm299948.htm
Candidates with the following background are encouraged to apply:
- Graduate students with engineering background (e.g., optical or electrical engineering)
- Experience with image/video analysis/processing
- Knowledge of test methods and relevant international standards for basic optical performance characteristics (resolution, modulation transfer function, depth of field, noise, dynamic range, etc.)
- Hand-on device testing experience in lab
- Programming skills (Matlab, etc.)
- While Part-time commitment might be considered, full-time commitment will be preferred
U.S. citizenship is not required. While students with an F-1 visa may be eligible for participation, the student must have stayed in the USA for more than 3 years in the past 5 years. You will be recruited and paid through the FDA ORISE Fellowship program (https://orise.orau.gov/fda/). Based on your education level and background, your stipend will be matched to a General Schedule (GS) pay scale, the federal government pay scale used to determine the salaries of over 70% of federal civilian employees.
To apply, please send a CV to Dr. Quanzeng Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The opening will be closed once a candidate is identified.