Postdoctoral Position & Engineering Research Scientist
Augmented Reality in Medicine

Postdoctoral Position & Engineering Research Scientist

Augmented Reality in Medicine

A postdoctoral position and an engineering research scientist position are available to develop technology to merge medical imaging data with the real world using augmented reality within the laboratory of Dr. Jennifer McNab, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Stanford University. This is an opportunity to work on an NIH funded study aimed at using augmented reality to guide medical procedures using a see-through display such as the Microsoft Hololens. The project involves the development of new techniques for patient tracking and visualization of medical imaging data. Research will be conducted in close collaboration with Dr. Gordon Wetzstein of Electrical Engineering and Dr. Amit Etkin of Psychiatry and industry partners via the augmented reality device manufacturers such as Microsoft or Osterhout Design group.


Postdoc: PhD in computer science, engineering, physics or related field.

Engineering Research Scientist: MS + relevant work experience in computer science, engineering, physics or related field.

The candidate should have excellent programming skills and ideally experience with computer vision, object tracking or 3D visualization related projects. Experience with AR or VR displays would help but is not essential.

This is a highly interdisciplinary project in close collaboration with engineers, clinicians and other research groups and the applicant should show a proven capacity and desire to work across disciplines.

Dr. McNab’s laboratory is based at the Richard M. Lucas Center for Imaging, which was established in 1992 as a centralized resource dedicated to biomedical imaging research on the Stanford University campus. The close proximity of the Lucas Center to the Schools of Medicine and Engineering fosters a truly transdisciplinary approach to research. The location in the San Francisco bay area and the proximity to leading augmented reality and medical intervention companies provide an opportunity for close industry-university partnerships to translate new technologies into medical products.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact: Interested candidates should forward your CV, a statement of your experience and interests, and the contact information for 3 references to Christoph Leuze ( and Jennifer McNab (

Bruce Daniel MD  (Director)
Professor, Radiology
and Bioengineering

Brian Hargreaves PhD  
Professor, Radiology,
Electrical Engineering 
and Bioengineering

Contact Information

Lucas Center for Imaging 
1201 Welch Rd, Stanford, CA 94305-5488

Directions to Lucas Ctr