Postdoctoral opening in AI for retinal diseases in 2024 spring

Postdoctoral opening in AI for retinal diseases in 2024 spring

Jan 9 2024

Postion Summary

A postdoctoral research fellowship position in AI and Machine Learning for Retinal Diseases is available in the Harvard Retinal Imaging Lab of Massachusetts Eye and Ear , under the supervision of Dr. John B Miller.

The fellow will conduct his work in close collaboration with the Harvard Ophthalmology AI Lab, based at the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear.

Start Date and Duration

Flexible, preferably April-May 2024. The initial appointment is offered for one year with the ability to renew annually up to 3 years. Altered schedules can be considered case-by-case. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.


In line with the NIH guidelines, commensurate with postdoctoral research experience.

Project Overview

This interdisciplinary project offers an exciting opportunity to work alongside a team of renowned retina specialists and scientists. The focus is on developing clinical tools and algorithms for better disease classification, biomarker identification, and complication prediction in retinal disorders. Key tasks include:

  • Large-scale medical imaging data analysis using AI/machine learning techniques.
  • Enhancing image processing pipelines with multimodal ophthalmic imaging data.
  • Linking imaging and functional test data with genomics, metabolomics, and proteomics.


Access to extensive educational resources, career development, and research resources from both the Harvard hospital and Harvard University campus.

Candidate Requirements

The successful applicant will have:

  • (Or be on track to complete) a PhD or MD with background in mathematics, computational science, computer science, statistics, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, image processing, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, visual science and ophthalmology.
  • Full fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Strong programming skills (e.g., C++, Python, R, MATLAB) and in-depth understanding of statistics and machine learning. Linux cluster experience is a plus.
  • Proven publication track record.
  • Excellent work ethic, time management, independent and team collaboration skills.

Application Submission

Your application should include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae (highlighting research accomplishments, career goals, and relevance of this position to your goals)
  • At least 2 representative publications
  • Contact information for 3 references.

Send Application to Dr. John B Miller (Email:
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