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A Cut Above the Rest

A scientific research laboratory in a Harvard-affiliated hospital, Surgical Navigation and Robotics Laboratory centers on the development of innovative computer and engineering methods for image-guided therapy and surgeries. With a proven track record of scientific publications under its belt, Surgical Navigation and Robotics Laboratory is certainly a cut above the rest.

Beyond Science

Surgical Navigation and Robotics Laboratory goes over and beyond your basic science. We use developed biomed engineering methods in real clinical practice. We do science, engineering, and applications.

Platform for Thriving Careers

Surgical Navigation and Robotics Laboratory has empowered many successful researchers and they have continued their career in the industry, universities, and within Harvard Medical School.



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The SNR Laboratory and its Parent Institutions

Working at the Surgical Navigation and Robotics Laboratory is an exciting experience. We are part of the National Center for Image-Guided Therapy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Our faculty members are also professors of Harvard Medical School, and research fellows upon review and appointment will be granted a position at the medical school as well.

Visiting Research Positions

SNR welcomes visitors from national and international institutions to stay and participate in our research. In the past we have had students seeking Masters and/or PhD degrees and postdoctoral fellows with MD and/or PhD degrees work with us. The recommended duration of the stay varies depending on the nature of the projects being pursued and the background of the visitors; successful visitors stay more than one year. Visiting Research Positions are unpaid positions. Visitors are responsible for obtaining financial support from their home institutions or outside of the SNR laboratory.

Please contact Dr. Nobuhiko Hata through the contact form for more details on joining the research group.

Postdoctoral Life in the SNR Lab

One of the SNR laboratory’s focus is to assist in postdoctoral fellows’ career development thoughout their stay with us. We encourage fellows to attend seminars and workshops sponsored by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, for example. The SNR director, Dr. Nobuhiko Hata, meets with fellows regularly to discuss not only the status of research projects, but also other aspects of career development, including promotion in the Harvard Medical School system, and the establishment of an independent research laboratory inside or outside of Harvard.

See more details regarding postdoctoral life at the Office for Postdoctoral and Research Careers (OPRC) web site.

Obtaining Fellowships for Postdoctoral Positions with SNR

Unless applying for an open position, unsolicited applicants should be supported by their own funding to join the SNR laboratory. We assist in prospective postdoctoral fellows’ applications to fellowship programs to support their stay in the SNR laboratory. Examples of fellowship programs we support are the Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development (IOF) and the Japan JSPS fellowship.

Immigration Visa

The visitors to SNR laboratory are responsible for obtaining US immigration visa. The laboratory may sponsor employment based visa or visitor visa. However, the decision to sponsor a visa is entirely up to the laboratory director and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s discretion. Please be aware that use of Business visa or Tourist visa may not be appropriate for most of the visitors’ purpose to stay in SNR laboratory. See Partner’s international office’s notice.