Post-Doctoral Fellow (Translational Biomedical Optics) at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine / Department of Pathology

Employer: Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School

The Hariri Optical Imaging Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research group at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The focus of the laboratory is on the design, development and clinical translation of endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based imaging devices for microscopic detection, diagnosis and monitoring of pulmonary diseases, including lung fibrosis, smoking and vaping-related lung diseases, post-COVID lung disease and interstitial lung abnormalities.

A highly motivated, independent, innovative, and organized individual with an interest in translational optical/diagnostic imaging and biomedicine is sought for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position. The appropriate candidate will work in a highly collaborative multidisciplinary research environment consisting of engineers, physicians and technicians to translate optical imaging devices for the detection, diagnosis, and assessment of pulmonary diseases. The position will involve (but not be limited to) planning and conducting in vivo clinical imaging studies in patients, ex vivo validation studies, image processing and data analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning based disease detection and prediction models, and developing novel OCT techniques/applications such as polarization-sensitive OCT, OCT elastography, doppler-OCT and OCT-angiography for diagnosis and assessment of lung disease. 


A doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Optics, Biophysics, Biology, or related fields with demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience with pre-clinical or clinical ex vivo/in vivo imaging, with an interest in translational research. 
  • Experience with optical imaging and/or similar diagnostic imaging modalities. Experience with fiber optic systems and components is preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with image processing and image analysis using MATLAB, Image J or other image processing software is preferred, but not required.
  • Interest and experience in artificial intelligence/machine learning using Python/C++ frameworks is a strength, but not required.
  • Applicant should be self-motivated, independent, organized, and able to work well in a multidisciplinary collaborative hospital research environment.

All interested candidates are encouraged to submit their detailed CV accompanied by a cover letter addressed to Dr. Lida Hariri at Please reference the position you are applying for in the subject line.