Post Doctoral Fellow at Mass General Brigham in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 22 days ago.

Job Description:



A multi-year postdoctoral research fellow position in human neuroscience is available in the Lam Laboratory (Alice Lam, MD PhD) at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The fellow's primary responsibilities will be to develop and refine machine learning tools to non-invasively diagnose and monitor "silent" epileptiform activity from deep brain regions such as the hippocampus, and to apply these tools to study the role of silent epileptiform activity in various neurologic and psychiatric diseases, including epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease.

The incumbent must possess a strong programming background (Python, MATLAB), expertise in machine learning (specifically, deep learning), a solid foundation in signal processing, and prior experience working with human neurophysiologic data (scalp EEG and intracranial EEG). Prior experience with neuroimaging analysis (e.g., MRI, PET) is also desirable, but not required. This is an exciting opportunity to combine novel machine learning applications with multi-modal clinical data to gain new and clinically meaningful insights into the mechanisms of brain disease. The fellow will work collaboratively with a team of clinicians, computational engineers, and research coordinators. There will be extensive opportunities to learn about clinical and translational neuroscience and patient-centered research. A successful fellow will be well-positioned to launch an independent research program in clinical neuroscience.


The incumbent in this position will be responsible for:

  • Working on and contributing to a collaborative research team

  • Conducting data analysis and computations

  • Developing and implementing deep learning algorithms

  • Management of a large database of neurophysiologic data

  • Reading and comprehending reports and other scientific literature

  • Clearly and regularly communicating research results to the team

  • Writing research manuscripts based on data results, and presenting research at conferences and professional society meetings

  • Providing appropriate mentoring and guidance to trainees in the lab working on machine learning and signal processing projects



This position requires independence, problem solving capabilities, an ability to multi-task, attention to detail and organization, and a strong ability to communicate effectively within a collaborative research setting.


  • Prior experience developing and implementing deep learning algorithms

  • Strong programming skills, particularly in MATLAB and Python, and experience with the Linux OS

  • Grounding or formal training in signal processing for time-series data

  • Prior experience with electrophysiologic recordings and analysis in humans

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience


PhD in a relevant discipline. This may include neuroscience, engineering specialties, computer science, cognitive science, or mathematics / statistics. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their specific academic background is relevant to the challenge of neuroscience data analysis.


A PhD or equivalent degree is required.


None, but the incumbent will be expected to play an informal role in mentoring trainees in the lab working on machine learning and signal processing projects.


Office setting on the main campus of the Massachusetts General Hospital.

EEO StatementMassachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications fromprotected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Primary Location

:MA-Boston-MGH CNY114 Boston

Work Locations

:MGH CNY114 Boston114 16th StreetBoston02129


:MD/PHD/Fellows/ PostDocs


:Mass General Physicians Organization(MGPO)


:Full-timeStandard Hours:40


:Day Job

Employee Status

:RegularRecruiting Department:MGH Neurology Research

Job Posting

:Feb 5, 2021