Instructor in Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in the Tearney Laboratory
Guillermo J. Tearney, M.D., Ph.D.
Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Academia, Research Laboratory
Professor / Faculty
Years of Experience:
The Tearney Laboratory at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, is recruiting for Instructor faculty position at Harvard Medical School. The Tearney Lab pioneers the invention, development, and translation of new noninvasive, high-resolution optical imaging modalities that enable disease diagnosis from living patients without excising tissues from the body. One of the most powerful such technologies is optical coherence tomography (OCT) that captures cross-sectional and three-dimensional microscopic images of tissue.
We are seeking a motivated researcher to join our team to play a direct role in advancing our research and scientific agenda. The Instructor will work in a highly collaborative setting, frequently interacting with the research, development, and clinical teams within the lab, as well as internal and external clinical collaborators. In addition to mastering technical expertise within the field of biomedical optics/engineering, this role will also provide a unique opportunity to build clinical, research, publication, and leadership experience. The ideal candidate for this position is an organized and creative problem-solver with substantial experience with OCT research. Expertise in advanced optics, biomedical engineering, computational methods, and/or image analysis is a plus. The candidate should also be capable of leading multidisciplinary research teams.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Invent, develop, and validate innovative OCT imaging modalities and instruments
Directly responsible for critical research projects and resolving key technical issues
Work closely with the technology development teams to optimize lab’s research operations
Interact with our clinical collaborators to understand clinical needs and propose relevant advancements in our technologies
Set up experiments and collect necessary data to aid the writing of grant applications
Lead and mentor junior researchers in the lab
Deliver milestones within project timelines
Participate in the teaching mission at Harvard Medical School
Write publications for technical and clinical journals
Obtain independent research funding
Perform other related duties as required
A PhD (or equivalent) in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related field
Demonstrated excellence in OCT technology development
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Strong academic publication record
Skill in technical writing, presentation, and teaching
Experience working in a multi-functional team setting
Evidence of emerging independence as an investigator
Supervisory Responsibility: Provides oversight to students, research trainees and junior research fellows
At least 2+ years of post-doctoral or equivalent experience
At least 5+ years of OCT research experience
Interested candidates are encouraged to 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.
Until recently, visualizing the architectural and cellular morphology of human tissue has required histopathological examination. Samples would be excised from the patient, processed, sectioned, stained and viewed under a microscope. In addition to being invasive, time consuming and costly, the static nature of conventional pathology prohibits the study of biological dynamics and function. The Tearney Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital has led the way in transforming the current diagnostic paradigm through the invention and translation of new noninvasive, high-resolution optical imaging modalities that enable disease diagnosis from living patients without excising tissues from the body.
Led by Guillermo (Gary) Tearney, MD, PhD, the lab’s 80+ person multidisciplinary team that invents, validates and translates novel devices that use light to conduct microscopy in living patients. Light is uniquely well suited for noninvasively interrogating the microscopic structure, molecular composition and biomechanical properties of biological tissues. The goal of the laboratory’s research is to improve understanding and diagnosis of disease by imaging the human body at the highest possible level of detail in vivo.