Research Scientist (Biomedical Optical Imaging) | Guillermo J. Tearney, M.D., Ph.D.

Guillermo J. Tearney, M.D., Ph.D.
Tearney Laboratory – Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

The Tearney Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital is leading 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 invents, validates and translates novel devices that use light to conduct microscopy in living patients. 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.

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Scientist to join our team to advance state-of-the-art in biomedical optical imaging. The Research Scientist will work in a highly collaborative setting, frequently interacting with the technology and clinical teams within and outside the lab. In addition to mastering technical expertise, 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 experienced with advanced optics, biomedical engineering, computational methods, and image analysis, as well as capable of leading a multidisciplinary research team.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Invent, develop, and validate innovative microscopy imaging devices, including endoscopic OCT, multimodality OCT, high-resolution OCT, spectroscopic OCT, FFOCM, confocal and fluorescence microscopy, SECM, capsule endomicroscopy, oblique-backscattering microscopy (OBM), and related technologies
• Directly responsible for critical research projects and resolving key technical issues
• 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
• Write publications for technical and clinical journals
• Perform other related duties as required

• An advanced degree (MS, PhD or equivalent) in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or a  related field
• 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, programming, and clinical studies with novel devices
• Expertise in OCT-related technology strongly preferred
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Strong academic publication record
• Skill in technical writing, presentation, and teaching
• Experience working in a multi-functional team setting

Supervisory Responsibility:

• Provides oversight to students and research trainees

Working Conditions:

• Research Laboratory in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine



• MS degree required; PhD preferred

Experience: • 3+ years of relevant experienced in a research-related field required

Contact Information:

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a CV/resume 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 [email protected]

MGH is an equal opportunity employer.

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