Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Optical Coherence Tomography)The Tearney Lab at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA USAA 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 or instructor at Harvard Medical School, commensurate with the applicant’s experience. 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 high resolution OCT imaging devices, including development of novel optical techniques, engineering of in vivo endoscopic probes, and translation to clinical use. Current medical applications of micro-OCT include imaging of mucociliary clearance to monitor treatment response in pulmonary disorders such as cystic fibrosis, high-resolution imaging of vulnerable plaques in coronary artery disease, and diagnosis of cancer. The ideal candidate for this position is an organized and creative problem-solver experienced with advanced optics, biomedical engineering, computational methods, and image analysis, as well as capable of leading a multidisciplinary research team.Representative recent publications from our group on micro-OCT include:•Nature Medicine 2011; 17:1010-4•PLOSONE 2013; 8:e54473•Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2014; 190:421-32•Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 2014; 51:485-93
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.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. MGH is an equal opportunity employer.
About Tearney Lab at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Guillermo (Gary) Tearney M.D., Ph.D. is a Mike and Sue Hazard Family MGH Research Scholar, Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, an Affiliated Faculty member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), and maintains his lab at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Prof. Tearney received his MD magna cum laude from Harvard M...edical School and received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Prof. Tearney’s research interests are focused on the development and clinical validation of non-invasive, high-resolution optical imaging methods for disease diagnosis. Prof. Tearney’s lab was the first to perform human imaging in the coronary arteries and gastrointestinal tract in vivo with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), which provides cross-sectional images of tissue architectural microstructure at a resolution of 10 µm. He has also conducted many of the seminal studies validating OCT and is considered an expert on OCT image interpretation. Recently, Prof. Tearney’s lab has invented a next generation OCT technology, termed µOCT, which has a resolution of 1 µm and is capable of imaging cells and sub cellular structures in the coronary wall.
Prof. Tearney has also developed several other technologies, including a confocal endomicroscope capable of imaging the entire esophagus, an ultraminiature three-dimensional endoscope, a highly efficient form of near field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM), and novel fluorescence spectroscopy and multimodality imaging techniques. He has an active program in Raman spectroscopy and has conducted the first intracoronary Raman in vivo. Prof. Tearney is co-editor of The Handbook of Optical Coherence Tomography and has written over 170 peer-reviewed publications, including papers that have been highlighted on the covers of Science, Nature Medicine, Circulation, Gastroenterology, and Journal of American College of Cardiology.
Prof. Tearney has over 400 patent applications (~100 granted) and licenses on more than 200 patents/applications resulting in commercial medical devices. In addition, Dr. Tearney has served as principal investigator on over 40 grants, including NIH R01’s from the NCI, NIBIB, NHLBI, and NIDDK.
Prof. Tearney’s work extends beyond his laboratory at MGH, many of his technologies are being produced commercially, he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for; Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the Clinical Advisory Board for; NinePoint Medical and he has founded the International Working Group on Intracoronary OCT Standardization and Validation, a group that is dedicated to establishing standards to ensure the widespread adoption of this imaging technology.