Research Engineer – Optical Systems Engineer
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital
Posted 2-25-20

Research Engineer – Optical Systems Engineer will be responsible for design, fabrication, testing, and validation of optical instrumentation developed by the Evans research group in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. Participate in teams creating novel technologies and devices for both clinical and biological applications including the design and construction of microscopy and imaging systems. Tasks may include optical and electrical system design and implementation, as well as the development of related software. May lead or participate in a team of engineers, technicians, graduate students, and fellows in the development of optical components, electronic components design, as well as hardware and software design.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Design, implementation, testing, and validation of medical and research optical devices
• Provide optical design of subcomponents, and lead the implementation of these subcomponents
• Develop protocols and procedures for the use, maintenance, and testing of developed optical
   equipment.
• Construct new optical measurement, microscopy and imaging systems, and duplicate existing
   systems for new applications
• Perform other related duties as required.

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:
• Skill in management of engineering projects and/or personnel
• 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
• Skill in technical writing

Working Conditions:
May work in research laboratory or clinical site with potential exposure to biological agents, e.g., blood-borne pathogens, hazardous electrical, e.g., high voltage, or mechanical energy. Occasional lifting of heavy objects, typically not exceeding 75 pounds/person may be requested. MGH policies governing appropriate laboratory attire will be followed including use of personal protective equipment.

Education:
BS in Engineering or related fields required; a MS in a related field with specialization in optics is preferred.

Experience:
Minimum of 2 years of experience in optical systems design and implementation in an industry, hospital, or academic setting required. Experience with optical imaging systems is highly preferred. Experience designed and deploying adaptive optics systems is highly preferred.

Contact:
Interested candidates should send their detailed CV, a cover letter describing training and research experience, and the names and contact information of three references. Please address correspondence to via email with the subject line " Research Engineer – Optical Systems Engineer".

 

Research Engineer – Electrical Engineer
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital
Posted 2-25-20

Research Engineer – Electrical Engineer will be responsible for design, fabrication, testing, and validation of research instruments and devices developed by the Evans research group in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. Participate in teams creating novel technologies and devices for both clinical and biomedical research applications including the design and construction of wearable devices and sensors, implantable sensors, and imaging systems. Tasks would include primarily electrical design, with the potential for tasks in software implementation and mechanical design. May lead or participate in a team of engineers, technicians, graduate students, and fellows in the development of electrical/optical systems. Ensure that device testing is preformed, and systems are well documented.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Note: The term medical equipment may be either or all of electronic, mechanical and computer-based technologies for use in clinical or research applications.
• Design, fabrication, testing, and validation of medical and research devices including electrical and
   mechanical systems
• Provide electrical design of subcomponents using software, and oversee the manufacturing of these
   subcomponents from internal and external sources
• Develop protocols and procedures for the use, maintenance, and testing of equipment
• Construct new electrical designs and devices and duplicate existing systems for new projects
• Perform other related duties as required

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required:
• Skill in management of engineering projects and/or personnel
• 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 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
• Skill in technical writing

Working Conditions:
May work in research laboratory or clinical site with potential exposure to biological agents, e.g., blood-borne pathogens, hazardous electrical, e.g., high voltage, or mechanical energy. Occasional lifting of heavy objects, typically not exceeding 75 pounds/person may be requested. MGH policies governing appropriate laboratory attire will be followed including use of personal protective equipment.

Education:
BS in Electrical Engineering required; an MS in Electrical Engineering or related engineering field is preferred.

Experience:
Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in device engineering in a hospital, industry, or academic setting required.

Contact:
Interested candidates should send their detailed CV, a cover letter describing training and research experience, and the names and contact information of three references. Please address correspondence to via email with the subject line "Research Engineer – Electrical Engineer".

 

Research Technician (Photodynamic Therapy/Imaging/Cancer Research)
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital
Posted 10-1-19

A paid research technician position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Tayyaba Hasan at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The position will be multidisciplinary and will have a research focus in the application areas of laser/light-activated therapies for cancer and other diseases. If hired, the student will have a tremendous opportunity to work with numerous experts in the fields of tumor biology, biophysics, imaging, and cancer therapeutics, and will be exposed to a variety of multi-disciplinary research techniques. In general, the techniques will be in the area of biophysics and chemistry. Familiarity with computer skills, MATLAB coding and biomedical software will be desirable.

This is an ideal position for students between college graduation and the start of graduate or medical school. Candidates must be energetic and enthusiastic about lab work and be flexible in working with different investigators on various projects. For further information on research projects, see the following sites: http://wellman.massgeneral.org/faculty-hasan-projects.htm and http://www.dartmouth.edu/~pdt.

The position will require:
• Working knowledge of pipetting and general laboratory techniques
• Desire to learn a many biological, chemical and optical techniques
• Participation in weekly group seminars
• Extremely strong written and communication skills
• Previous research experience
• Knowledge of image/data processing is desirable

Minimum Requirement::
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Neuroscience, Chemistry, Physics, Biomedical Engineering or related scientific field

Potential Start Date::
October 15, 2019 onwards (negotiable)

Minimum Commitment::
2 Years

Contact:
If interested, please email CV and cover letter to Mallika Priya and Ms. Bernadette Vijayakanthan.

CV's and cover letters will be screened. Applicants of interest will be contacted for a phone interview. Successful phone interviews will result in an on-campus interview.

 

Research and Development Engineer
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital

The Wellman Center for Photomedicine is a multidisciplinary research center at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Anderson lab develops novel wound healing technologies from concept to clinical deployment. Many of these technologies have been successfully translated into commercially available medical devices, advancing patient care.

Position Summary:
This is an entry level position for a Mechanical Design Engineer with a focus on Research and Development of medical devices and methods. The Research Engineer is expected to have working history of design development. The Research Engineer is expected to follow new devices through concept development, requirements definition, detail design, prototype manufacturing, debug, verification, deployment, and continuing support. The primary responsibility of the Research Engineer is the development of new methods and devices for precise manipulation of tissue during grafting procedures.

Position Responsibilities:
• Designs, develops and tests all aspects of mechanical components, methods, and devices.
• Conducts required experiments to validate methods and devices.
• Applies knowledge of engineering principles to design devices.
• Proficient in creating and modifying assembly and system level models utilizing verbal or written instructions and existing documentation.
• Creates detail drawings, bills of material, assembly drawings, and assembly procedures.
• Designs, performs, and documents engineering tests.
• Independently performs engineering calculations for stress, strain, force, torque, thermal, and fluid flow problems creating appropriate models to be analyzed.
• Relies on judgment to plan and accomplish goals while performing a variety of complicated tasks.
• A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected to be used while meeting assignment goals.

Requirements:
• A BS or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
• Experience level - entry to 5 years.
• Experience with SolidWorks, 2+ years preferred.
• Familiar with common and some specialized processes for manufacturing mechanical components, such as additive manufacturing, machining, micro-machining, and injection molding.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Cross functional skills to communicate effectively with other engineers and physicians.
• Team player that enjoys collaboration and achieving mutual success.

Contact:
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a CV accompanied by a cover letter describing any related experience. Address correspondence to Dr. Walfre Franco.

 

Research Technician
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital

A research technician position is available at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Massachusetts General Hospital's role as a leading teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School with close ties to Harvard University and MIT provides an outstanding environment for developing and translating new optical technologies with applications in biology and medicine.

The position will focus on working in a team towards the development and application of a portable imaging system for the study of healthy and diseased skin, with a specific focus on melanoma and drug delivery. The Evans laboratory makes use of a range of advanced microscopy tools, both commercial and home-built, including hyperspectral confocal, multiphoton, transient absorption, and coherent Raman scattering microscopies. The goal of this research position is to develop, validate, and translate advanced imaging tools for human studies. The research technician will be involved in building and testing of a clinical imaging system including assembly of optomechanical and optoelectronic components and software interfacing. The project will involve complete integration from the light source to the imaging lens to the detection electronics.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in physics and experience in the applied setting. Expertise in electrical engineering including work with oscilloscopes, function generators and an understanding of integrated circuits are required for applicants. Prior experience in building (opto)electronics components and their interfacing is highly desirable.

Requirements: A M.Sc. or B.Sc. with research experience in electrical engineering, physics, biomedical optics, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related fields is required. This position requires the knowledge of computer programming in LabView/Matlab/Python/C/C++ or other relevant language for integrating and controlling the hardware. Candidates are required to have worked with custom built electronics component in a research setting.

Contact: Interested candidates should send their detailed CV, a cover letter describing training and research experience, and the names and contact information of three references. Please address correspondence to Dr. Conor Evans, and send by email to evansgroup@mgh.harvard.edu with the subject line "Research Technician Position".

 

Research Technician I
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital

The Tearney Laboratory (www.tearneylab.org) at the Massachusetts General Hospital is a multidisciplinary research laboratory that invents, designs and validates innovative optical diagnostic imaging technologies in clinical studies.  The Tearney lab develops microscopy catheters in house and uses them to diagnose various diseases including those in the GI tract and the heart. Ultimately the focus of our lab is to conduct microscopy of entire human body in vivo. The clinical manufacturing and regulatory team is key to the translation of our technologies from bench to bedside.  A critical member to this team, the research technician, assembles and tests imaging catheters used in clinical research.

Job Summary:
The Research Technician will be responsible for assembling complex imaging catheters for multiple clinical applications. The assembly of all components and sub-assemblies will be performed using drawings, bills of materials, and written instructions. Fabrication work will involve precise polishing and alignment of optical components. The Research Technician will also be responsible for testing and troubleshooting all sub-assemblies and final assemblies. The Research Technician will also conduct in-process quality checks to ensure that established quality standards are met.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assemble catheters for various clinical applications based on drawings and written instructions.
Work from and understand schematics, diagrams, written and verbal instructions
Align and assemble small components
Assemble mechanical systems
Testing and troubleshooting of sub-assemblies and final assemblies
Conduct in-process quality checks to ensure the established quality standards
Feedback  and support engineering activities such as design, test, checkout and modification

Desired Skills, Experience & Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED equivalent, Associates Degree a plus
Proficient with computers, internet, Microsoft word, Powerpoint, Excel, & Outlook
2-5 years of optics or mechanical assembly experience
Skilled in using hand tools and basic electronic and mechanical equipment
Have the ability to read and follow assemble drawings and directions
Good organization skills and the ability to function with minimal supervision

Contact:
Interested candidates are encouraged send a resume accompanied by a cover letter describing any previous research training, specific areas of interest and contact information for two letters of reference. Address correspondence by email to Dr. Gary Tearney and send to Princess Cruz at .

 

Research Software Engineer (Biomedical Optics)
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital

Lab Description:
The Tearney Laboratory in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital invites applications for the position of Research Software Engineer for biomedical optical imaging devices. The Laboratory is focused on the development and clinical validation of non-invasive, high-resolution optical imaging methods for disease diagnosis with a number of these technologies currently involved in clinical trials. Representative imaging technologies include optical coherence tomography, confocal microscopy, autofluorescence, near infrared and Raman spectroscopy. These imaging technologies are used to investigate a range of diseases in the gastrointestinal and cardiopulmonary spaces. The Research Software Engineer is in charge of developing high performance real-time device control and data acquisition and display software, generating documentation and maintaining version control, and performing quality assurance testing and reporting.

Job Description:
The primary responsibility of the Research Software Engineer is the development of real-time instrument control and data acquisition software for clinical consoles. The Research Software Engineer balances multiple clinical and pre-clinical projects which integrate high-performance data acquisition from electrical sensors, cameras, spectrometers, and other instruments with motor actuation, laser power modulation, and other devices. All clinical software will be subject to a Design Control process under version control. The Software Engineer must comfortably integrate codebases from Research Fellows and outside companies written in multiple languages including Visual C++, MATLAB, LabVIEW, Java, and write and modify DLLs. Software targets include Windows XP/7 and Mac OS architectures as well as microcontrollers.

Requirements:
A BS or MS degree in electrical, computer, or biomedical engineering, or related field is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) is required. A strong scientific computing background is preferred. Individuals with good communication skills and independent work ethic from a hospital, industrial, or academic setting are encouraged to apply.

Contact:
Interested candidates are encouraged send a CV 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 Princess Cruz at .

 

Senior Program Manager for Device Development
Department: Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital

The Tearney Laboratory (www.tearneylab.org) at the Wellman Center at Massachusetts General Hospital comprises one primary faculty and approximately forty undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral (MD/PhD) trainees. Dr. Tearney is a Principal Investigator of federal and non-federal research funding with an extensive research program in the development and clinical application of novel optical medical imaging technologies for disease diagnosis and therapy guidance. The Tearney Laboratory is dedicated to advanced innovative medical imaging device development from research to proof-of-concept human studies and to multi center clinical trials. The regulatory program in the Tearney Laboratory oversees the development and translation process, implements documentation and quality controls and is responsible for all regulatory filings with FDA and IRB.

Role Description:
The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for directing the regulatory activities for the Tearney Laboratory.
The Senior Program Manager will also act as a professional advisor to Dr. Tearney on all aspects of the Tearney Laboratory activities and assist Dr. Tearney in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the growth of the laboratory.

Program planning and management:
  - In collaboration with Dr Tearney, plan and coordinate execution of critical-path project activities for multiple projects, spanning all stages of translation up to early clinical development.
  - Provide leadership, strategic direction and general management for regulatory programs and services. Ensure excellent working relationships/partnership to consistent quality and standards with all in scope Regulatory Agencies.
  - In collaboration with project leaders, evaluate strategies, analyze and identify project risks; Effectively identifies issues and challenges and works with project leaders and Dr. Tearney to identify options and implement consensus-based solutions.
  - Monitor and control the Tearney Laboratory Quality Management System.
  - Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects.
  - Ensure that all staff are effectively employed and adequately trained to perform their responsibilities and operational tasks in an ethical and responsible manner.

Qualifications:
  - Proven ability to manage complex regulatory issues.
  - Demonstrable experience of effective delivery in a complex matrix environment. Track record of leading and delivering on multiple projects in parallel.
  - General management experience and previous line management and leadership experience at senior management level is essential.
  - Proven ability to consistently deliver to time, cost and quality standards.
  - Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation,
  - At least 10 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading
  - and scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  - Strong ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures. Can be direct and forceful as well as diplomatic. Gains trust quickly of other parties to the negotiations Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  - Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives
  - Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  - Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
  - Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

Contact:
Interested candidates are encouraged send a CV 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 Valerie Madden at .

 

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.