Songbai Ji

Associate Professor of Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine

1-603-646-9193
songbai.ji@dartmouth.edu

Education

Research Interests

Image-guided surgery; medical imaging; multi-modality imaging; image analysis; finite element; numerical methods; image registration; traumatic brain injury; computational modeling of the human head

Current Research Projects

Selected Publications

Surgical Image Guidance
Traumatic Brain Injury

Selected Patents

News

In Dartmouth Engineer Magazine

Open Positions

1) Post-Doctoral Associate in Medical Imaging

A post-doctoral associate position is available at Thayer School. This position will support research in image-guidance in spinal surgeries, using stereovision, ultrasound, as well as intraoperative MRI and CT. The goal of the project is to translate techniques established in the context of brain shift compensation in neurosurgery into open spinal surgery, and develop advanced technologies for surgical image-guidance and navigation. We have a dedicated research-oriented Center for Surgical Innovation (CSI), Advanced Imaging Center (AIC) equipped with state-of-the-art imaging and intraoperative imaging capabilities at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. We offer the possibility to work in a relaxed environment on this exciting research project with the flexibility to realize his/her own ideas. The successful applicant is expected to work closely with other biomechanical engineers and clinicians. Work in human operating room environment is required.

Applicants are expected to have an earned Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, medical imaging, or a closely related field. Four years minimum experience with medical image analysis, preferably in MATLAB, is required. The post-doc associate will be expected to prepare research articles, present research findings at conference meetings, and contribute to grants. Therefore, excellent writing and communication skills are important.

Dartmouth College is an Ivy League institution. Our lab works closely with researchers in the Advanced Imaging Center, Center for Surgical Innovation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, as well as with other faculty in the engineering school and Geisel School of Medicine.

Interested applicants please send a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 professional references to Songbai.Ji@Dartmouth.edu. This position will remain open until filled.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, medical imaging, or a closely related field, with strong experience (4 years minimum) with MATLAB and medical image analysis.

2) Post-Doctoral Associate in Diffusion Tensor Imaging/Brain Injury

A post-doctoral associate position funded by the NIH is available at Thayer School. This position will support research in studying the biomechanical mechanisms of traumatic brain injury (sports-related concussion in particular) using longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging and neurocognitive testing. We are interested in correlating brain tissue-level mechanical responses obtained from simulating external head impacts with longitudinal neuroimaging and/or neurocognitive alterations.

Applicants are expected to have an earned Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, computer science, or a closely related field. Prior working experience in diffusion tensor imaging analysis is required. Expertise with image analysis and MATLAB is essential. The successful post-doc candidate will work closely with other lab members who investigate tissue-level brain mechanical responses via biomechanical simulations using a sophisticated computational model of the human head.

This position will involve working with a team of world-class biomechanical researchers in the field of sports-related concussion. The post-doc associate will be expected to participate in preparing research articles, presenting research findings at conference meetings, and contributing to grants. Therefore, excellent writing and communication skills are important.

Dartmouth College is an Ivy League institution. Our lab works closely with researchers in the Advanced Imaging Center and Advanced Surgical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, as well as with other faculty in the engineering school and school of medicine.

Interested applicants please send a cover letter, CV, and a list of 3 professional references to Songbai.Ji@Dartmouth.edu. This position will remain open until filled.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, computer science, or a closely related field, with significant experience with diffusion tensor imaging, image-analysis, and MATLAB.

Contact:
Songbai Ji
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-9193