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Diverse Backgrounds/Common Goals

As MIT’s first interdepartmental laboratory, the Spectroscopy Laboratory encourages an atmosphere of dynamic participation and collaboration across various academic disciplines. The compelling nature of the research programs attracts a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral associates and visiting scientists with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, engineering and biomedical research. One of the strengths of the Laboratory is its ability to blend people with different research experiences and backgrounds in tackling interdisciplinary research projects.

Research Opportunities for Graduate Students
MIT graduate students with an interest current research projects in the Spectroscopy Laboratory are encouraged to contact directly the faculty member associated with the project or the Spectroscopy Laboratory’s main office for assistance. Graduate students in the departments of physics, chemistry, electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering have successfully completed doctoral work in the Spectroscopy Laboratory.

The Laboratory also has graduate students from the Health Science and Technology (HST) program, a special educational/research opportunity for students interested in medical technology and health science. HST students conduct research through the Medical Engineering / Medical Physics (MEMPS) program. The HST program is a unique program, which is dedicated to integrating disciplines into an educational program that carries engineering and the physical and biological sciences from the laboratory bench to the bedside, and clinical insight from the bedside to the bench.

Research Opportunities for Postdoctoral Associates
The Spectroscopy Laboratory is always seeking energetic, motivated postdoctoral associates to participate in ongoing biomedical research projects and to develop their own research interests. A PhD in physical chemistry, biochemistry, physics or biophysics is required, as well as experience in one of the above research areas and/or optical instrumentation. Some of our postdoctoral asscociates are supported by National Research Service Awards, an NIH-sponsored fellowship in medical science and biology. Research is interdisciplinary and candidates must be capable of carrying out independent research activities and supervising graduate and undergraduate students. Interested persons should contact us.