Open Positions


Prof. John Miao currently serves as the Deputy Director for the $24M NSF Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging, known as STROBE which aims to tackle major scientific challenges by developing novel imaging methodologies. We are seeking candidates for STROBE Postdoctoral and Graduate Fellows. Since 2008, fourteen group alumni have become faculty members in some major universities in the world, including Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Peking University, National Tsing Hua University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, KAIST, POSTECH and others. In addition, ten of them have become staff scientists in large international laboratories and companies such as European XFEL, AT&T, Amazon, Philips Research, Zoom and Carl ZEISS.

STROBE Postdoctoral Fellow Position

The University of California at Los Angeles and the STROBE NSF Science & Technology Center are seeking candidates for a SROBE Postdoctoral Fellow to work in atomic electron tomography (AET), coherent diffractive imaging (CDI) and/or ptychography. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art electron microscopes and/or coherent X-ray sources to study quantum, energy, disordered, and/or biological materials. Experience in S/TEM, CDI / ptychography, computational methods, phase retrieval, X-ray/electron imaging/diffraction or material characterization is preferred, but candidates with a strong background in other areas will be equally considered. Applicants should send a CV and a list of publications to Prof. John Miao (

STROBE Graduate Fellow Position

The Coherent Imaging Group in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA is seeking candidates for an NSF STROBE Graduate Fellow Position. This position is funded by the NSF STROBE Science and Technology Center. The successful candidate will combine photon and electron–based imaging methods, advanced computational algorithms and big data analysis to probe the structure and dynamics of quantum, energy, biological, and/or disordered materials. For more information, please contact Prof. John Miao (