Postdoctoral Fellow (laser and photonic technologies)
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital

The Bouma Lab in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital invites applicants for a post-doctoral fellow position to develop and apply novel laser and photonic technologies to challenges in biology and medicine. Fellows will be appointed through Harvard Medical School and should have doctoral research experience in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Optics or a closely related field.

Ideal candidates will have deep technical skills and knowledge and will work collaboratively with biologists and clinical collaborators in a multidisciplinary environment. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated expertise with semiconductor and/or fiber laser engineering, photonic and optical telecommunications components and measurements, or with optical and electronic device design and implementation. Please see web link for representative recent research projects.

Fellows seeking a career in academia may augment their research experience with mentoring of graduate students, occasional teaching of graduate seminars, and the development of peer-review and grant writing skills. Candidates seeking careers in industry may leverage from international and local startup companies that market clinical imaging technologies licensed from our laboratory.

Contact:
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Postdoctoral Position (wound healing)
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital


A postdoctoral position in medical device development and translation is available at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. This position will be appointed through Harvard Medical School at the rank of postdoctoral fellow, and involve the design, implementation and validation of novel wound healing technologies. Candidates with strong background and hands-on experience in mechanical design, systems automation and control are highly encouraged to apply. Experience in finite element modeling is a plus.

Requirements: PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related field is required. Demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas is required: control systems, mechanical design, electromechanical system fabrication, rapid prototyping, miniature sensors development, electronic circuit design, CAD design and programming in LabView, Matlab. Creativity is highly desirable.

Contact: Interested candidates are encouraged to send a CV accompanied by a cover letter describing any previous training and research experience, and names and contact information of three references. Send correspondence via email to: .



Postdoctoral Position (cancer therapeutics)
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital


A postdoctoral position is available to work in cancer therapeutics with projects in pancreatic, brain and ovarian cancer.  The focus is on developing new mechanism-based targeted therapies with image-guided treatments being important components.  Candidates with background in cell biological techniques, an understanding of oncogenic pathways and animal models of cancer are desirable. The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Tayyaba Hasan at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  This opportunity will support career growth and will encompass learning a large number of biological and optical techniques, participation in group seminars, and grant writing.  Candidates must be energetic, self-motivated, and capable of multitasking.

For further information on laboratory and research, see the following sites:
http://www2.massgeneral.org/wellman/faculty-hasan-pi.htm
http://hst.mit.edu/users/thasanpartnersorg
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~pdt/people/hasan/index.shtml

Minimum Requirement: PhD in biological sciences

Applications may be sent to and .



Postdoctoral Positions (Biomedical Optics)
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital

Postdoctoral research opportunities are available in the area of biomedical optics at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. MGH’s role as a leading teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and close ties to Harvard University and MIT provide an outstanding environment for the development of cutting edge technologies and their application in basic and clinical research.

Candidates with strong backgrounds in Engineering, Optics, Physics and other relevant disciplines are sought to join leading efforts in the development and application of new optical technologies such as next-generation Laser Speckle Imaging, Optical Coherence Tomography, miniature endoscopic imaging probes and multimodality imaging. Application areas include the clinical translation of minimally invasive optical tools for the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease and basic research in evaluating tissue mechanics. The successful candidate will possess the ability to coordinate research activities in a timely manner to design and develop optical systems, perform, troubleshoot, analyze and publish studies. The candidate should have excellent English speaking and writing skills in order to communicate effectively within multidisciplinary research teams.

Requirements:
PhD (or equivalent) in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field is required. Demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas is required: optical imaging systems, optical design, optical system fabrication, fiber optic systems and components, broadband light source development, clinical translation of novel optical devices. Advanced programming skills in Matlab, LabView and/or Visual C++ are required. Creativity is highly desirable. Positions are available in the laboratories of Wellman Center faculty member, Dr. Seemantini Nadkarni.

To apply:
Interested candidates should send their detailed CV, a cover letter describing training and research experience, and names and contact information of three referees. Send correspondence via email to with the subject line: Postdoctoral application in Biomedical Optics.



Postdoctoral Positions (Vascular Optical Diagnostics)
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital

Postdoctoral research opportunities are available in the area of biomedical optics at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. Harvard Medical School appointments will be at the rank of postdoctoral fellow. MGH’s role as a leading teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and close ties to Harvard University and MIT provide an outstanding environment for the development of cutting edge technologies and their application in basic and clinical research. Candidates with strong backgrounds in biomedical and/or mechanical engineering, biophotonics, physics and other relevant disciplines are highly encouraged to apply. The positions will involve the development and validation of new optical diagnostic technologies for cardiovascular applications using ex vivo and in vivo studies.  Experience in working with animals is a plus.

Requirements:
PhD (or equivalent) in Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biophysics or a related field is required. Demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas is required: optical imaging systems, optical system design and fabrication, fiber optic systems and components, image processing and image analysis, programming in Matlab and/or Visual C++. Creativity is highly desirable.

Contact:
Interested candidates should send their detailed CV, a cover letter describing training and research experience, and names and contact information of three referees. Address correspondence via email to with the subject line: Postdoctoral application in Vascular Optical Diagnostics.



Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (In Vivo Miscroscopy)
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital


A Postdoctoral research fellowship in the area of In Vivo Microscopy is available in the Tearney Lab at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. This appointment will be made at the rank of postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School. MGH’s role as a leading teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and close ties to Harvard University and MIT provide an outstanding environment for developing and translating new in vivo microscopy technologies with applications in basic and clinical research.

The fellowship will focus on the development and clinical application of advanced in vivo microscopy imaging devices, including endoscopic OCT, multimodality OCT, high-resolution OCT, spectroscopic OCT, FFOCM, confocal microscopy, SECM, capsule endomicroscopy, oblique-backscattering microscopy (OBM), and related technologies. The specific aim of the fellowship can be tailored to meet individual goals, which will provide an opportunity to build clinical, research, and publication experience.

Clinical applications of these technologies include diagnosis of cancer in the gastrointestinal and pulmonary tracts, and diagnosis of atherosclerosis in the cardiovascular system. Representative recent publications from the lab include:  
      Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2008; 68:745-53
      JACC Cardiovascular Imaging 2008; 1:752-61
      Nature Medicine 2009;15:1219-23
      Nature Medicine 2011; 17:1010-4
      Nature Medicine 2011; 17:1680-4
      Nature Medicine 2013; 19:238-41

Requirements:
A PhD (or equivalent) in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related field is required. Demonstrated excellence in one of the various forms of optical coherence tomography, confocal microscopy, or other in vivo microscopy techniques is required. Additionally, expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired: optical imaging systems, optical design, circuit design, optical system fabrication, fiber optic systems and components, broadband light source development, spectroscopy, image processing, programming in C++, clinical studies with novel devices. Creativity is highly desirable.

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 .



Postdoctoral Positions (Immunology and Cell Biology)
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate a role for microglial activation in the pathogenesis of traumatic brain injury. We are looking for a highly qualified investigator with a strong background in intravital two-photon confocal scanning microscopy and neurobiology. The position also requires extensive experience in working with small animals.

Contact:
Interested candidates please send your curriculum vitae with names and contact information for three references to .



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.