Developing a non-invasive optical system to monitor cerebral perfusion in critical-care patients

Graduate Student [MSc or PhD]


We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow or two graduate students to help develop an optical system for accurate and continuous monitoring of cerebral blood flow in critical-care patients.  The project will focus on the combination of diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) with dynamic contrast-enhanced near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS).  Optical equipment available for this project includes a multi-detector DCS system, a state-of-the-art time-resolved NIRS system, and computer software for modelling light propagation.


The project will provide the candidate with the opportunity to assist in the development, testing and final clinical application of the technology.  The research team includes expertise in biomedical optics, medical physics, and critical care.  Lawson houses a 3T MRI/PET system and a CT/PET unit, both of which will be used in this project for validation of the optical measurements.

Skills Required:

Postdoctoral Candidates should hold a PhD degree in physics, engineering, mathematics, or a related area; have a good publication record; and possess strong communication and organization skills.  A background in applied optics, mathematic modelling and data analysis is desirable, along with programming skills (ex. Matlab, LabVIEW).

Salaries will be in line with Western’s postdoctoral or graduate student stipend levels. Applicants are expected to apply for external funding.  The position is available immediately and the search will continue until suitable candidates are found.  

For more information:


Keith St Lawrence   

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