Postdoctoral opening in machine learning modeling for eye diseases in 2024 summer

Postdoctoral opening in machine learning modeling for eye diseases in 2024 summer

May 7 2024

A postdoctoral position is available in Harvard Ophthalmology Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab ( under the supervision of Dr. Mengyu Wang ( at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School. The start date is flexible, with a preference for candidates capable of starting in August or September 2024. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary for the postdoctoral fellow will follow the NIH guideline commensurate with years of postdoctoral research experience.

In the course of this interdisciplinary project, the postdoc will collaborate with a team of world-class scientists and clinicians with backgrounds in visual psychophysics, engineering, biostatistics, computer science, and ophthalmology. The postdoc will work on developing statistical and machine learning models to improve the diagnosis and prognosis of common eye diseases such as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. The postdoc will have access to abundant resources for education, career development and research both from the Harvard hospital campus and Harvard University campus. More than half of our postdocs secured a faculty position after their time in our lab.

For our data resources, we have about 3 million 2D fundus photos and more than 1 million 3D optical coherence tomography scans. Please check for more details. For our GPU resources, we have 22 in-house GPUs in total including 8 80-GB Nvidia H100 GPUs, 10 48-GB Nvidia RTX A6000 GPUs, and 4 Nvidia RTX 6000 GPUs. Please check for more details. Our recent research has been published in ICCV 2023, ICLR 2024, CVPR 2024, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, and Medical Image Analysis. Please check for more details.

The successful applicant will:

  • possess 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 or a related field. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential.
  • have strong programming skills (Python, R, MATLAB, C++, etc.) and in-depth understanding of statistics and machine learning. Experience with Linux clusters is a plus.
  • have a strong and productive publication record.
  • have a strong work ethic and time management skills along with the ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team as required.

Your application should include:

  • curriculum vitae
    statement of past research accomplishments, career goal and how this position will help you achieve your goals
  • 2 representative publications
  • contact information for 3 references

The application should be sent to Mengyu Wang via email (mengyu_wang at with subject “Postdoctoral Application in Harvard Ophthalmology AI Lab".