Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Career Paths

BIRTLab members work closely with the PI, Dr. Ken Wang, and industrial partners and academic collaborators, to translate research developments to the scientific community. The research projects are highly multidisciplinary and involve engineering, optics, radiation physics, biology, and industrial components. The success of the projects will provide significant advances in image-guided systems and radiation technology to improve cancer treatment.

Dr. Wang works tirelessly with BIRTLab members to ensure they meet their career goals and objectives. Through attentive guidance and mentoring, he encourages members to think creatively and develop their own research projects. All activities are supported by extramural funding through the NIH and Texas CPRIT, and sustained by a strong research environment. Aside from the funding resources, group members are also exposed to the top research environment established in the Division of Medical Physics. As of 2021, the division is funded by 10 active NIH R01s and state grants in the fields of pre-clinical technology development, artificial intelligence techniques, adaptive RT, and imaging-guidance techniques.

Successful members are also eligible for basic clinical medical physics training and a tuition fee waiver to enroll in a certificate program with CAMPEP-accredited courses, which covers essential medical physics didactic elements for people who enter the medical physics profession through an alternative pathway.

The multidisciplinary projects, strong research environment, and medical physics pathway together provide a unique opportunity to prepare BIRTLab members for careers in academia and industry, or to become professional medical physicists in the U.S.


The following positions are available in the BIRTLab: graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, visiting scholar, research scientist, technician, and instructor.

We are looking for candidates who are strongly motivated and independent problem solvers, with an exceptional publication track record and good verbal and written communication skills. Curiosity, open-mindedness, creativity, persistence, and collaborative work abilities are the key personal skills we target.

Preferred candidates should have established experience in biomedical optics, engineering system design and development, radiation physics, medical imaging or numerical algorithm development. We encourage application from candidates with an academic degree in biomedical engineering, physics, mathematics, optics, and engineering.

Salary is based on the candidate’s experience and includes competitive benefits. Interested candidates should send a statement of interest, CV, and the contact information of three references to:

Dr. Ken Wang,