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:

POSITION SUMMARY:



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.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:



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



Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:



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.



WORKING CONDITIONS:



Lab setting.



ESSENTIAL QUALITIES:



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



ADDITIONAL EXPECTATIONS:



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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