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We are always interested in receiving applications from motivated and talented, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers with bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in Engineering, Optical Sciences, Biomedical Optics, Biology, Chemistry and other relevant fields. If you would like to learn more about our research or explore research opportunities in our laboratory, please contact Dr Seemantini Nadkarni  for more information.

Current Openings

  • Postdoctoral Positions (Biomedical Optics and In vitro Diagnostics)

Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Postdoctoral research opportunities are available in the area of biomedical optics and optical instrumentation in the Nadkarni laboratory for Micromechanics and Imaging at the Wellman center for Photomedicine. MGH’s role as a leading teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and close ties to Harvard University and MIT provide an outstanding environment for the development of cutting edge technologies and their application in basic and clinical research. Candidates with strong backgrounds in Engineering, Optics, Physics and other relevant disciplines are sought to join leading efforts in the development and application of new optical technologies such as next-generation Laser Speckle Rheology, Optical Coherence Tomography, In Vitro Blood Diagnostic instruments and miniature endoscopic imaging probes. The fellowship will focus on the development and clinical translation of optical imaging and diagnostic tools for medical and research applications in Hematology, Cardiology and Cancer Research.

Requirements: PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field is required. Demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas is required: Optics and photonics, optical system design and fabrication, dynamic light scattering systems and clinical translation of novel optical devices. Advanced programming skills in Matlab, LabView and C++ are required.  The candidate should have excellent English speaking and writing skills and a strong publication record.  Creativity is highly desirable. Positions are available in the laboratories of Wellman Center faculty member, Dr. Seemantini Nadkarni.

To apply: Interested candidates are invited to send their detailed CV, a cover letter describing training and research experience, and names and contact information of three referees. Send correspondence via email to snadkarni@mgh.harvard.edu with the subject line: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Optics 2017.

 

  • Research Engineer

Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

The Research Engineer will be responsible for design, fabrication, testing, and validation of research instruments and devices developed by Nadkarni research group in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. She/He will participate in teams creating novel technologies and devices for both clinical and biological applications including the design and construction of in vitro diagnostic devices, novel microscopes and endoscopes. Tasks may include electrical, mechanical, or optical design, and could include software interfaces. May lead or participate in a team of engineers, technicians, and fellows in the development of optical design, electronic board design, hardware and software design, computer aided design and fabrication. She/He will ensure that device testing is preformed and system documentation is completed.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Engineering is required
  • Skill in management of engineering projects
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team of scientist, engineers and medical doctors
  • Ability to diagnose and solve technical and/or system problems of moderate complexity
  • Knowledge of optical, electronic, mechanical and/or computer engineering design and applications’ principles
  • Computer literacy to the level of at least word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, statistics, engineering tools and programming
  • Experience using CAD tools (e.g., Solidworks) is desirable
  • Experience in prototyping and device fabrication
  • High level of skills in technical writing

To apply: Interested candidates are invited to send their detailed CV, a cover letter describing training and research experience, and names and contact information of three referees. Send correspondence via email to snadkarni@mgh.harvard.edu with the subject line: Research Engineer search 2017.

 

  • Research Technician / Research Assistant 

Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

The Nadkarni laboratory at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is seeking a qualified research technician / research assistant.  The main focus of our laboratory is to develop and translate novel in vivo optical imaging methods for applications in atherosclerosis, in vitro diagnosis and cancer research.  The duties of the research technician/assistant will be to assist the research team in  conducting experiments for validation and testing, performing, assisting and managing clinical studies. histopathological processing and immunohistochemistry. The candidate will also be responsible for animal care and procedures, maintaining research records and documentation.  This position will involve learning a large number of biological and optical techniques and participation in team projects.

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be energetic and enthusiastic about lab work
  • Highly motivated team player
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Analytical skills and ability to resolve technical problems and suggest solutions
  • Ability to interpret acceptability of data results
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Demonstrated competence in research techniques and methodologies

 

 

 

 

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