Research Fellow Position in Optical Medical Devices and Microbiome

Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
up to 65,000 per year plus benefits based on experience
September 30 2020
Position Type
Full Time
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Research Fellow Position in Optical Medical Devices and Microbiome  

Research Fellow Position in optical medical devices and microbiome is available at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.  We seek highly motivated and qualified candidates with a Ph.D or Master degree in the areas of bioengineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.  The candidate should have hand-on experience in engineering medical devices, with experience in designing optical and mobile devices highly desired. Experience in translating technologies to human and clinical use is highly advantageous.  We also look for passionate fellows to investigate multiple innovative aspects of gut microbiome including its role in cognitive degeneration diseases, responses to chemotherapy therapy, and obesity/adipocytokines.  

The candidates will have a chance to work with other fellows in a laboratory focused in the research fields of allergy, sample-free blood biomarker detection, universal influenza vaccines, laser-based antimicrobe technology, and photobiomodulation-mediated regeneration (please see recent publications in Science, Nature Nanotechnology, Science translational medicine, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and Nature communication).  Massachusetts General Hospital is a major Boston teaching hospital and teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The fellows will be appointed at the Harvard Medical School and have access to a range of training opportunities available via both MGH and HMS.  The salary will be according to NIH guidelines.

Requirement: The ideal candidates should have a Ph.D or Master degree with experience in medical device design and implementation. Experience working with mobile (e.g. smartphone) systems is highly desired, as is experience in interfacing mobile system software and hardware.   

Candidates in microbiome should have demonstrated experience and solid background in immunology, metabolic pathways, and microbiome. Preference will be given to individuals who can work independently and collaboratively. Strong independent writing and editing skills are required for candidates applying to this position.

Contact: Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae with contact information for three references to Dr. Mei Wu (

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