Research Technician I
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital

The Tearney Laboratory (www.tearneylab.org) at the Massachusetts General Hospital is a multidisciplinary research laboratory that invents, designs and validates innovative optical diagnostic imaging technologies in clinical studies.  The Tearney lab develops microscopy catheters in house and uses them to diagnose various diseases including those in the GI tract and the heart. Ultimately the focus of our lab is to conduct microscopy of entire human body in vivo. The clinical manufacturing and regulatory team is key to the translation of our technologies from bench to bedside.  A critical member to this team, the research technician, assembles and tests imaging catheters used in clinical research.

Job Summary:
The Research Technician will be responsible for assembling complex imaging catheters for multiple clinical applications. The assembly of all components and sub-assemblies will be performed using drawings, bills of materials, and written instructions. Fabrication work will involve precise polishing and alignment of optical components. The Research Technician will also be responsible for testing and troubleshooting all sub-assemblies and final assemblies. The Research Technician will also conduct in-process quality checks to ensure that established quality standards are met.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assemble catheters for various clinical applications based on drawings and written instructions.
Work from and understand schematics, diagrams, written and verbal instructions
Align and assemble small components
Assemble mechanical systems
Testing and troubleshooting of sub-assemblies and final assemblies
Conduct in-process quality checks to ensure the established quality standards
Feedback  and support engineering activities such as design, test, checkout and modification

Desired Skills, Experience & Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED equivalent, Associates Degree a plus
Proficient with computers, internet, Microsoft word, Powerpoint, Excel, & Outlook
2-5 years of optics or mechanical assembly experience
Skilled in using hand tools and basic electronic and mechanical equipment
Have the ability to read and follow assemble drawings and directions
Good organization skills and the ability to function with minimal supervision

Contact:
Interested candidates are encouraged send a resume accompanied by a cover letter describing any previous research training, specific areas of interest and contact information for two letters of reference. Address correspondence by email to Dr. Gary Tearney and send to Princess Cruz at .



Research Software Engineer (Biomedical Optics)
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital

Lab Description:
The Tearney Laboratory in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital invites applications for the position of Research Software Engineer for biomedical optical imaging devices. The Laboratory is focused on the development and clinical validation of non-invasive, high-resolution optical imaging methods for disease diagnosis with a number of these technologies currently involved in clinical trials. Representative imaging technologies include optical coherence tomography, confocal microscopy, autofluorescence, near infrared and Raman spectroscopy. These imaging technologies are used to investigate a range of diseases in the gastrointestinal and cardiopulmonary spaces. The Research Software Engineer is in charge of developing high performance real-time device control and data acquisition and display software, generating documentation and maintaining version control, and performing quality assurance testing and reporting.

Job Description :
The primary responsibility of the Research Software Engineer is the development of real-time instrument control and data acquisition software for clinical consoles. The Research Software Engineer balances multiple clinical and pre-clinical projects which integrate high-performance data acquisition from electrical sensors, cameras, spectrometers, and other instruments with motor actuation, laser power modulation, and other devices. All clinical software will be subject to a Design Control process under version control. The Software Engineer must comfortably integrate codebases from Research Fellows and outside companies written in multiple languages including Visual C++, MATLAB, LabVIEW, Java, and write and modify DLLs. Software targets include Windows XP/7 and Mac OS architectures as well as microcontrollers.

Requirements:
A BS or MS degree in electrical, computer, or biomedical engineering, or related field is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) is required. A strong scientific computing background is preferred. Individuals with good communication skills and independent work ethic from a hospital, industrial, or academic setting are encouraged to apply.

Contact:
Interested candidates are encouraged send a CV accompanied by a cover letter describing any previous research training, specific areas of interest and contact information for three letters of reference. Address correspondence to Dr. Gary Tearney, note the position you are applying for in the subject line, and send by email to Princess Cruz at .



Senior Program Manager for Device Development
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital

The Tearney Laboratory (www.tearneylab.org) at the Wellman Center at Massachusetts General Hospital comprises one primary faculty and approximately forty undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral (MD/PhD) trainees. Dr. Tearney is a Principal Investigator of federal and non-federal research funding with an extensive research program in the development and clinical application of novel optical medical imaging technologies for disease diagnosis and therapy guidance. The Tearney Laboratory is dedicated to advanced innovative medical imaging device development from research to proof-of-concept human studies and to multi center clinical trials. The regulatory program in the Tearney Laboratory oversees the development and translation process, implements documentation and quality controls and is responsible for all regulatory filings with FDA and IRB.

Role Description :
The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for directing the regulatory activities for the Tearney Laboratory.
The Senior Program Manager will also act as a professional advisor to Dr. Tearney on all aspects of the Tearney Laboratory activities and assist Dr. Tearney in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the growth of the laboratory.

Program planning and management:
  - In collaboration with Dr Tearney, plan and coordinate execution of critical-path project activities for multiple projects, spanning all stages of translation up to early clinical development.
  - Provide leadership, strategic direction and general management for regulatory programs and services. Ensure excellent working relationships/partnership to consistent quality and standards with all in scope Regulatory Agencies.
  - In collaboration with project leaders, evaluate strategies, analyze and identify project risks; Effectively identifies issues and challenges and works with project leaders and Dr. Tearney to identify options and implement consensus-based solutions.
  - Monitor and control the Tearney Laboratory Quality Management System.
  - Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects.
  - Ensure that all staff are effectively employed and adequately trained to perform their responsibilities and operational tasks in an ethical and responsible manner.

Qualifications:
  - Proven ability to manage complex regulatory issues.
  - Demonstrable experience of effective delivery in a complex matrix environment. Track record of leading and delivering on multiple projects in parallel.
  - General management experience and previous line management and leadership experience at senior management level is essential.
  - Proven ability to consistently deliver to time, cost and quality standards.
  - Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation,
  - At least 10 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading
  - and scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  - Strong ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures. Can be direct and forceful as well as diplomatic. Gains trust quickly of other parties to the negotiations Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  - Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives
  - Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  - Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
  - Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

Contact:
Interested candidates are encouraged send a CV accompanied by a cover letter describing any previous research training, specific areas of interest and contact information for three letters of reference. Address correspondence to Dr. Gary Tearney, note the position you are applying for in the subject line, and send by email to Valerie Madden at .


Equal Opportunity Employer: The MGH/Harvard/Wellman Center for Photomedicine is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, handicapped and veterans are encouraged to apply.