Postdoctoral fellow



The Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to develop a pool of candidates at the rank of lecturer or senior lecturer for possible temporary/non-tenure track, part-time positions to teach undergraduate courses. Positions are part-time, contingent upon student enrollment and the availability of funding, and are not available every semester. Assignments are usually made on a semester-by-semester basis, although sometimes a year-long appointment can be made. Positions are annually renewable, contingent on funding and performance.


A PhD in engineering or a related field is required, but exceptions can be made for applicants with a Master's degree and pertinent expertise and work experience. Previous teaching and/or training experience is preferred. Current teaching opportunities exist in computing, circuits, and numerical methods. Required skills: python, C++ and/or MATLAB.

The department is committed to building a diverse faculty, and we are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through teaching and service.


 Dependent on position and qualifications.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit:

  1. Detailed CV including academic training and technical experience
  2. A statement regarding their specific teaching interests and qualifications
  3. A list of three references.

The successful candidate will be required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification and provide documents to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. A security sensitive background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

The Biophotonics Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Texas at Austin is searching for a postdoctoral fellow to develop optical imaging tools for the surgical guidance of tumor resections. This position is supported by a new five year NIH grant. The project is a collaboration between Texas BME and Dell Medical School. 

Related publications:

  • Develop/fabricate custom microscopy instruments to image tissues
  • Collaborate with physician colleagues at UT Dell Medical School
  • Publish research results in national and international journals and conferences 
  • Supervise and mentor students 
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications

PhD in engineering, physics or related physical sciences. Demonstrated ability to fabricate/build electro-optical systems such as custom microscopes and spectroscopy systems. Enthusiasm for working collaboratively. 

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in working with biological systems/tissues is preferred but not required. 


$53,460 + depending on experience

Working Conditions
  • May work around chemical fumes.

  • May work around standard office conditions.

  • May work around biohazards.

  • May work around chemicals.

  • May work around electrical and mechanical hazards.

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

  • Use of manual dexterity.

  • Climbing of stairs.

  • Lifting and moving

Required Materials
  • Resume/CV

  • Letter of interest

  • Names of 3 references

Applicants Internal to UT Austin

All Other Applicants 

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For more information on postdoctoral researcher positions, reach out to individual faculty members or visit their lab websites. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.