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General statement: We invite applications from prospective students, postdoctoral fellows, research assistants, and engineers. A successful postdoc candidate is expected to have a strong publication record and good communication skills. Applicants at an early stage of career with outstanding proven track records in the biomedical fields can be considered for appointment in the junior Faculty at Harvard Medical School at the rank of Instructor.

Open positions

To apply, please send a full CV and a cover letter to Prof. Yun at syun@hms.harvard.edu. Reference letters are not required for initial inquiry but could be helpful for full consideration if arranged to be sent directly to Prof. Yun via email.

1. The discovery, engineering, characterization and applications of nature-derived, light-sensitive, molecules and molecular complexes for biomedical applications. We are particularly interested in optogenetics, brain activity recording, and intracellular biosensing. Knowledge and experience in cell biology and physical biochemistry are required.

2. Development of nano-lasers, micro-lasers and bio-lasers.  The projects are supported by the NSF, NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, and MGH Research Scholar Award. A PhD (or equivalent) in physics, applied physics, electric engineering, bioengineering or a related field is required. A position is available, on design, theory, modeling, fabrication, characterization, and applications of nano-scale lasers. Experience in surface coating, chemical functionalization, and cell experiments is desired. 

3. The applications of novel probes for intra-vital microscopy of mouse models, high-throughput single-cell analysis, quantitative cancer research, and optical therapy of breast cancer.

4. To work on an industry-funded project to develop Brillouin light scattering-based devices for ophthalmic application. Ideal candidates should have engineering skills to develop portable, clinically-viable, robust optical instruments and devices and be interested in applying technology to clinical problems at MGH and our collaborating hospitals. Excellent communication skills are essential.

5. Development of novel smart wearable devices. (i) Smart passive earplugs for military application. (ii) contact lens devices with integrated optoelectronic chips for diagnosis and treatment.

6. General areas: We are receiving applications from talented students and postdocs in all areas of sciences, particularly with excellent track records in photonics and biomedical engineering and technology innovations.

Last updated on March 1, 2017