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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Research Scientist

  • Job Number: 21671

  • Functional Area: Research - Engineering

  • Department: Research Laboratory of Electronics

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Research Laboratory of Electronics/Electrical Engineering and Computer Science-Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics Group (https://www.rle.mit.edu/boib/#/) , to collaborate with clinicians including surgeons, urologists, gastroenterologists, and pathologists to design and apply new imaging technology and methods for cancer surgical guidance and real-time pathology; and act as a liaison between engineering/science on the university campus and clinicians in the clinic/hospital environment. Will work on research projects related to biomedical optical imaging, including the development, implementation, and evaluation of optical coherence tomography and advanced microscopy technologies for pathology, intraoperative, and endoscopic/laparoscopic imaging; participate in clinical imaging studies; and be responsible for documentation and quality control for investigational review board filings.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in electrical engineering, physics, biomedical engineering, or related field; experience with biomedical optical imaging analysis, technology development and applications, and translational studies/research; four years’ academic/industrial research experience; experience with imaging for cancer surgical guidance; and experience designing new medical imaging technology and methods and working with clinicians applying these technologies. Must be able to work with senior clinical collaborators/graduate students/postdocs/visiting scholars, participate in strategic research planning and clinical study design, and lead teams in developing and writing research proposals. PREFERRED: strong publication record; research experience with biomedical optics, optical system and optomechanical design, and the design and use of imaging technologies such as optical coherence tomography and microscopy; image processing and analysis experience; experience with small animal, in vitro, or biological tissue techniques; experience translating biomedical technology from the laboratory to the clinic, working with clinicians and medical specialists in a clinical/hospital environment, and with documentation and quality control; knowledge of Python, MATLAB or related programming languages; and knowledge of Zemax and SolidWorks or other design tools. Job #21671 8/5/22