Postdoctoral Fellow

The Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is the world’s largest academic research facility dedicated to investigating the effects of light on human biology and to the development of light-mediated, minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. A pioneer in light-based biomedical research, the Center has been the source of many of the most successful transfers of this research to clinical applications. The Wellman Center is committed to training the next generation of photomedicine scientists as well as educating scientists in other fields and the general public about the field of photomedicine.

A postdoctoral position in optical sensors development 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, construction, validation and deployment of novel sensing devices. Candidates with strong background and hands-on experience in optical and electronic design and implementation are highly encouraged to apply.

This position requires deep technical skills and knowledge and focuses on developing novel photonic devices using principles, materials, and structures that are implantable, biodegradable, wearable. Such devices are primarily used for sensing, diagnostics, and therapeutic applications, solving the limitations of conventional optical devices and conventional approaches. The qualified candidate will work collaboratively with biologists and clinicians in a multidisciplinary environment. One focus of this position will be the implementation of an implantable device that will be deployed to study oxygen use patterns in seals diving in the ocean, therefore the candidate will be expected to field-test the design and will have the opportunity to participate in fieldwork with marine mammals.

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.

PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related field is required. Demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas is required: optical sensing systems, optical design, optical systems fabrication, biomedical optics, circuit design, spectroscopy. Interest/experience in biology or fieldwork is desirable but not necessary.

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: Dr. Walfre Franco.

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