Zachary J. Smith (储扎克) & Kaiqin Chu (储开芹)

Lab for Multimodal Biomedical Imaging & Therapy (MBIT),
USTC, Department of Precision Machinery and Precision Instrumentation

Postdoctoral Position in Biophotonics at USTC

Description: Our group is seeking adventurous, independent, and driven candidates for post-doctoral research positions in the Multimodal Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (MBIT) lab at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). We are seeking candidates who can be leaders of experimental activities in our established research directions, as well as to help us pioneer new directions and new research. Our team is made up of several faculty members, with expertise in optical imaging, deep learning, acoustics, and more. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in any combination of:
More details on our current research directions and results can be found on this site or at the MBIT website (In Chinese: We are looking for outstanding candidates who can contribute to one or more of these directions. Background in optical physics and/or optical engineering is highly desirable, but all candidates with relevant experience will be considered.

Application & Qualifications: Please submit a CV and cover letter to Zachary Smith ( At least one letter of recommendation is encouraged.

The successful candidate will have earned, or will be about to earn, their Ph.D. They will have demonstrated their expertise and leadership through the publication of one or more peer-reviewed journal articles as a first author. The successful candidate will be given freedom to explore independent research directions, so broad interests, creativity, and leadership should be discussed in the cover letter. Ability and interest to work in a team-based, multi-cultural work environment is desired and necessary. All forms of diversity are welcome and encouraged. Chinese language skills are helpful but NOT required, however English-language proficiency is necessary. Convenient on-campus housing can be arranged, and salary will be commensurate with experience. In exceptional cases, the applicant can be considered for appointment at Research Scientist or Assistant Professor level.

About USTC: USTC is one of the premier “C9” research universities in China. USTC has a park-like atmosphere with 5 campuses, more than 15,000 students and about 1,700 highly active faculty. It is located in Hefei, the capital of Anhui province. Hefei is a major city of ~5 million people, yet has a more relaxed pace than, for example, Shanghai or Shenzhen. Anhui is home to beautiful Yellow Mountain and there are many opportunities for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. The major cosmopolitan cities of Nanjing and Shanghai are easily accessible by high speed rail.