Postdoctoral research fellow position (OCT in Neuroimaging) at Massachusetts General Hospital
Hui Wang lab invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position, located at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Our lab develops novel optical imaging tools which combines with MRI, histology, and computational modeling to study the underlying structures supporting the complex functions in the brain. One focus area is to develop next generation large-scale microscopic imaging techniques to map the neuroarchitecture, vasculature, and connectivity in the whole human brain.
The research focus in this position is to develop a polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography technique to reveal the 3D fiber axis orientation and vasculature in the human brain, and apply it to study the impact under neurodegenerative diseases. We are seeking highly motivated candidate with great interest in neuroimaging. The Research Fellow will work in a highly collaborative environment and interact with multidisciplinary teams. The Fellow will obtain trainings in independent research and grant writing and will have great opportunities to launch an independent investigation.
For more information, please visit our website: https://optics.martinos.org
– Optical system design, implementation, test, and characterization.
– Experimental design; work with research technicians to conduct data collection and analysis.
– Present progresses to our collaborators and in scientific conferences; publish the work in a timely manner.
– Collaborate with other research members and clinical staff to further advance the goals of the research project.
Selective recent publications:
- Liu, C, Ammon W, Jones JJ, Nolan J, Wang R, Chang S, Frosch MP, Yendiki A, Boas DA, Magnain C, Fischl B, Wang H (2022). “Refractive-index matching enhanced polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography quantification in human brain tissue.” Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 358-372.
- Chang S, Varadarajan D, Yang J, Chen IA, Kura S, Magnain C, Augustinack JC, Fischl B, Greve DN, Boas DA, Wang H (2022). “Scalable mapping of myelin and neuron density in the human brain with micrometer resolution.” Sci Rep 12, 363.
- Liu, C, Ammon W, Siless V, Fogarty M, Wang R, Atzeni A, Aganj I, Iglesias JE, Zollei L, Fischl B, Schmahmann JD, Wang H (2021). “Quantification of volumetric morphometry and optical property in the cortex of human cerebellum at micrometer resolution.” Neuroimage 244, 118627. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118627.
- Jones JJ, Maffei C, Augustinack J, Fischl B, Wang W, Bilgic B, Yendiki A (2021). “High-fidelity approximation of grid- and shell-based sampling schemes from undersampled DSI using compressed sensing: Post mortem validation.” Neuroimage 244, 118621. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118621.
- Wang H, Magnain C, Wang R, Dubb J, Varjabedian A, Tirrell LS, Stevens A, Augustinack JC, Konukoglu E, Aganj I, Frosch MP, Schmahmann JD, Fischl B, Boas DA (2018). as-PSOCT: volumetric microscopic imaging of human brain architecture and connectivity, NeuroImage 165, 56-68.
– Ph.D. in biomedical/electrical engineering, physics, medical physics, or a related field.
– Strong research background in biomedical optics, microscopy, or optical engineering.
– Ability to work independently and with additional training to become an independent researcher.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated by publication and conference presentation records.
– Experience with optical design, 3D CAD design, and programing language in control, DAQ, and real time data processing is desired.
– Research experience with polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography is a strong plus.
– Strong computational skills, such as signal processing, optimization, or machine learning is a plus.
– Research experience in neuroimaging is preferred, but not required.
The appointment is for two years with the possibility of continuation based on annual performance evaluation. Please email Hui Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org) a cover letter describing research interests and experience, an updated curriculum vitae and contact information of three references.