CITRIS Junior Fellow/Postdoctoral Scholar Opening

Junior Fellow/Postdoctoral Scholar –
University of CA, Berkeley
Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)
Annual Salary: $56,856

CITRIS Junior Fellow/Postdoctoral Scholar in Telemedicine and Healthcare Technologies

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) headquartered at the University of California, Berkeley has an immediate opening for CITRIS Junior Fellow/Postdoctoral Scholar in the area of telemedicine and healthcare technologies. The primary responsibility of the Junior Fellow/Postdoctoral Scholar is to establish a CITRIS remote clinic laboratory as a test node of the Center of Telehealth Networks (CTN), and develop medical devices and next-generation telemedicine technologies that can interface to CTN, and assist other faculty and researchers to develop interfaces for testing their devices on the network. Successful candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in Electrical, Mechanical, Bio Engineering, Life-Sciences or related disciplines; a strong record of research and publication record, excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to work independently but within a team-based research environment is essential.

The Junior Fellow/Postdoctoral Scholar will work with the Center of Telehealth Networks to develop a wide range of innovative information technologies to improve the costs, quality, safety, and access to care. This will include:

• Sensors for health monitoring/remedies
• Diagnostic procedures for infectious diseases and their analysis
• IT and networking techniques for healthcare support

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society-CITRIS ( creates information technology solutions for many of our most pressing social, environmental, and health care problems.

CITRIS was created to "shorten the pipeline" between world-class laboratory research and the creation of start-ups, larger companies, and whole industries.

CITRIS facilitates partnerships and collaborations among more than 300 faculty members and thousands of students from numerous departments at four UC campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz) with industrial researchers from over 60 corporations. Together the groups are thinking about IT in ways that have not been thought of before. They see solutions to many of the concerns that face all of us today, from monitoring the environment and finding viable, sustainable energy alternatives to simplifying health care delivery and developing secure systems for electronic medical records and remote diagnosis, all of which will ultimately boost economic productivity. CITRIS represents a bold and exciting vision that leverages one of the top university systems in the world with highly successful corporate partners and government resources.

The University of California offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and short and long term disability insurance.

The University of California Regents have approved a plan to enact system wide furloughs and other cost reduction measures due to the state budget crisis. This position may be subject to any cost cutting measures implemented at UC Berkeley.

The closing date for this position is April 30, 2010. Candidates should submit full academic Curriculum Vitae with a letter of interest, including the names of three references. Do not submit letters of reference with your application. Please refer to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality at Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

Electronic submission of application materials should be sent to:

The subject line should include: CITRIS Junior Fellow /Postdoctoral Scholar

The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer