Sr Post Doctoral or Junior Faculty Scientist


Sr Post Doctoral or Junior Faculty Scientist for MGH/MIT Center for Ultrasound Research & Translation (CURT)

Hours: 40


CURT wishes to hire a full-time Research Scientist for a position that will offer experience in both basic and clinical research in medical ultrasound. This role will suit a PhD scientist who wishes to acquire clinical research competencies while continuing to develop a basic science research program.


The Massachusetts General Hospital is the top-ranked research hospital, and MGH Radiology is the top-ranked imaging research department in the United States for extramural NIH funding. MGH Radiology is a Harvard Medical School (HMS) affiliated department.

CURT collaborates closely with scientists at MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering & Science and works with a variety of hospital departments to target important clinical problems. Our central goal is to create and validate medical ultrasound technologies to accomplish better diagnosis at lower cost. We are academic scientists, but our work is intended to reach the clinic, and have a positive impact on human health. This is an opportunity to work in a group that aims to move work into clinical care, and has the translational research expertise to do so.

We are a hard-working and collegial research group. We are interested in candidates who work well with others, who show initiative and creativity, and who will work effectively toward shared goals. Candidates who seek a long-term academic career will have tremendous growth opportunities, access to committed mentors, and opportunities to apply for grants to support academic career development. There will be many opportunities for mentorship from MIT and Harvard scientists working in close collaboration with MGH physicians and scientists.


The successful applicant will:

  • Work collaboratively with a highly motivated and collegial team of physicians, clinical researchers, computer scientists, and engineers, to solve important medical problems in a world-class research facility.
  • Have access to advanced computing facilities and an unparalleled community of basic and clinical scientists.
  • Gain an understanding of key diseases, especially in the liver, thyroid, prostate, kidneys, and breast.
  • Collaboratively participate in and initiate projects, and work with and supervise MD research fellows to initiate and design research studies.
  • Further develop their expertise and ultimately their own research program in the Center.


  • The ideal candidate will have a PhD, MD, or MPH at the level of a senior post-doctoral or junior faculty scientist.
  • Experience in acoustic signal processing will be advantageous.
  • IRB and clinical trial experience will be advantageous.
  • Leadership skills will be advantageous.
  • A demonstrated record of high quality publications is desired.
  • Strong communication skills in written and verbal English are required.
  • Qualified candidates should be self-motivated and possess the ability to work independently and collaboratively.

To Apply:
Applicants should send a cover letter describing research experience, interests and goals, a CV with a full list of publications, and a link to GitHub profile (if available or relevant) as well as three references (including one from a current supervisor) to Anthony E. Samir, MD MPH by email (assistant: Interviews will be conducted by a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians and scientists. The position is full-time with benefits. The salary is commensurate with experience.

Contact: Anthony E. Samir MD MPH (assistant:   Expiration Date: 6/30/2017

The Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.