Postdoctoral Fellow Positions Available in Ren Lab

The Ren Lab (, led by Dr. Jian Ren, currently seeks highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to work at the interfaces of imaging, nanotechnology, and computational science with broad biomedical applications, such as brain mapping and Alzheimer’s Disease. The goal of the lab is to understand complex biological systems by developing large-scale imaging and mapping methodologies. The team integrates photonic, biochemical, and computational approaches to enable quantitative investigation in fully-assembled biosystems at the ‘ground truth’ level, addressing the fundamentals of these systems in a systematic and scalable manner. The Ren Lab also aims to develop enabling medical tools empowered by new photonic devices and to integrate complementary modalities for a wide range of clinical applications, such as intraoperative guidance.

The lab is located in the Gordon Center for Medical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Leveraging a full spectrum of state-of-the-art research facilities and collaborations with many world-renowned institutions in the greater Boston area, including MIT, Harvard, Broad, and BU, the lab enjoys a highly interdisciplinary and intellectually stimulating scientific environment. The lab values mutually enriching mentoring with a focus on career development. The fellows will be encouraged and supported to launch independent research via developing collaborations with multiple faculty members, supervising junior trainees, teaching graduate seminars, and writing grants.

Prospective candidates should have the drive and creativity to lead their projects independently. The fellows will have the opportunity to work on several highly innovative and promising research directions (more details at

  1. Optical: High-throughput volumetric imaging
  2. Biochemical: Long-lasting nano-scale proteomic contrast synthesis
  3. Computational: Cross-scale cross-modality image validation, graph analysis, and topological abstraction
  4. Translational: multimodal systems and miniaturized devices

The fellows will be appointed through Harvard Medical School. Positions are available immediately and fully funded with benefits. The initial appointment is for two years with the possibility of continuation. Interested candidates are to contact Dr. Ren () with a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing research interests and experience.

Jian Ren, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Gordon Center for Medical Imaging Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School