Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Optical Coherence Tomography at Massachusetts General Hospital
The Wellman Center is driven by a focus on solving medical problems. We have assembled a multi-disciplinary faculty with expertise in the biological, physical and clinical sciences. By cultivating inter-disciplinary collaboration, we strive to span the research spectrum from basic biological studies through the development and testing of novel diagnostic and treatment technologies to their integration into mainstream clinical practice.
A Postdoctoral research fellowship in the area of optical coherence tomography (OCT) 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 OCT technologies with applications in basic and clinical research.
The fellowship will focus on the development and clinical application of advanced OCT imaging devices, including endoscopic OCT, multimodality OCT, high-resolution OCT, spectroscopic OCT, OCM, FFOCM, FD-OCT, OFDI, SS-OCT, SD-OCT, 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: •Nature 2006; 443(7113):765 •Nature Medicine 2006; 12(12):1429-1433 •Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2008; 68:745-53 •JACC Cardiovascular Imaging 2008; 1:752-61 •Nature Medicine 2009;15:1219-23 •Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2010; 71: 346-53 •Nature Medicine 2011; 17:1010-4 •Nature Medicine 2011; 17:1680-4.
A PhD (or equivalent) in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related field is required. Demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas is required: optical coherence tomography, optical imaging systems, optical design, optical system fabrication, fiber optic systems and components, broadband light source development, spectroscopy, image processing and programming in Visual C++, clinical studies with novel devices. Creativity is highly desirable