Positions Available

Interested on joining our group?  Below are current open positions:

Research Fellow Positions

Yaseen Group
January 11 2019

A position for a postdoctoral research fellow is now open in Dr. Yaseen’s Lab to investigate neurodegeneration in preclinical models using advanced optical microscopy. The research includes development of optical instrumentation and data processing algorithms, and the application of these tools to image metabolic and immune changes in the living brains of animals modelling neurodegenerative disorders. We seek individuals with a PhD in engineering, physics, neuroscience, or related field. Candidates should have detailed knowledge of biomedical optics, and practical experience in performing measurements and data analysis using programming languages such as Matlab and C. Proficiency with optical imaging techniques such as multiphoton microscopy or optical coherence tomography and/or neuroscience is a considerable asset, as is experience with animal experiments. Strong analytical and communication skills, independent motivation, and creativity are essential for this project. This is initially a one year appointment, available immediately, with a possibility of extension based on performance review. If interested please include the following in your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Names and contact information for three referees

For enquiries please email Dr. Abbas Yaseen at mayaseeen  AT  nmr.mgh.harvard.edu

We encourage applications from people in all diversity groups.

Franceschini Group
January 11 2019
A new Post Doc positions is open in Dr Franceschini’s Lab to run NIRS-DCS neuro-monitoring studies in newborns and adult patients.
We invite enthusiastic individuals with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering or related fields with a background in biomedical optics to apply. The candidate should have a good experimental background,  and experience with data collection and data analysis using Matlab.  This is a one-year renewable term appointment, expected to start Spring 2019.
If interested please include the following in your application:

  • A cover letter.
  • CV summarizing all relevant academic, professional, and other achievements, experience, skills and knowledge. Including a publication list.
  • Names of three referees.

For enquiries please email Dr. Mari Franceschini at mari@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu
We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.


The Center offers  opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students in engineering, physics, neuroscience and biological sciences to conduct research in a multidisciplinary environment.

Research areas include fNIRS, DCS, OCT, and microscopy. Research projects span the spectrum from basic biological research, the development of cutting edge technologies, and early stage clinical studies. Based on the research interest  students should contact the appropriate Optics faculty member.

Research assistants
Currently we have no open RA positions.