Research Fellow BE - Cochlear Implant Outcomes and Temporal Bone Histopathology (Arenberg/Quesnel Research) at Mass. Eye and Ear (MEE)

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:


We study cochlear implant outcomes and the human temporal bone histopathology underlying the variability in speech perception outcomes. We employ 3D reconstructions and apply machine learning algorithms as well as use immunohistochemical and microscopy techniques to analyze the integrity and distribution of spiral ganglion neurons. This will be performed on a specialized collection of temporal bones that have been procured and processed from patients who had cochlear implants placed during life. These analyses will be related to audiometric and clinical data.

Postdoctoral Fellow will be involved in all aspects of temporal bone analyses: including machine learning, 3-D reconstructions, data analyses, and presenting and writing manuscripts.


Read, analyze and summarize published literature

Review of donor medical histories and audiologic data

Design and execute temporal bone analyses, including advanced microscopy, immunohistochemistry, 3-D reconstructions

Apply machine-learning programming

Undertake relevant coursework if required by mentor

Attend relevant meetings

Meet regularly with mentor to review project progress and milestones

Plan and deliver a seminar on the project

Take administrative (inventory, purchasing, etc. ) responsibilities in the lab when necessary

Write reports or submit manuscript(s) to a peer-reviewed journal describing the project and results

Additional duties as assigned



Doctoral degree (MD or PhD). This position would be applicable for an individual interested an academic career, before, during or after medical/surgical residency acceptable.


Lab setting.


High attention to detail

Critical thinker with effective decision-making capabilities

Practices safety at all times

Comfortable with various levels of responsibility with a desire to pursue additional learning opportunities and develop/take on new projects

Professional and compassionate demeanor

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a fluency in English with the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences

Must be highly accountable and able to work autonomously as well as part of a team


The employee shall interact at times with other investigators, lab staff, and medical professionals and shall maintain professionalism

Strict adherence to company guidelines pertaining to signed agreement on confidentiality of information, compliance with HIPAA, and adheres to organizational hierarchy

EEO Statement

Massachusetts Eye and Ear is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment or discrimination. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, sex, pregnancy or conditions related to pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs

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