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



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


In Dartmouth Engineer Magazine

Open Positions

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 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.