Postdoctoral & Fellow Positions

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling

A postdoctoral position is available in the Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group at Harvard University (visit us at  http://acmg.seas.harvard.edu/ ). The successful candidate will initially work on inversion of satellite observations of atmospheric methane but will also have the opportunity to work on a wide range of other atmospheric composition problems. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry and experience in modeling. Please email a curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and 1- paragraph statement of interest to Prof. Daniel J. Jacob (djacob@fas.harvard.edu ), School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Visualization

The Visual Computing Group (vcg.seas.harvard.edu) in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University seeks motivated postdoctoral fellows with a Ph.D. in computer science/engineering or a related field to work on varied research projects in visual data analysis. Candidates should possess a strong background in the fields of information visualization, visual analytics, scientific visualization, or similar areas to conduct applied visualization projects in various domains. In addition to working closely with scientists, industry partners, and graduate students on research projects, the candidate is expected to actively participate in writing grant proposals. Candidates should have a substantial publication history in top visualization venues (IEEE InfoVis, IEEE VAST, IEEE SciVis, TVCG, EuroVis, etc.) and good teamwork and communication skills. Strong software development experience, especially for web-based applications, is highly preferred.  The position is available immediately, with guaranteed funding for 2 years. For more information, please forward your CV and at least three references to Michaela Kapp <michaela@seas.harvard.edu>.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computer Vision for Neuroscience

The Visual Computing Group (vcg.seas.harvard.edu) in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University seeks motivated postdoctoral fellows with a Ph.D. in computer science/engineering, a computational area of biological science, or a related field to work on applied research projects in visual data analysis for neuroscience. The successful applicant will apply cutting edge computer vision and machine learning approaches (e.g., volume segmentation, object detection, automated tracking, image registration) to process and analyze microscopy data. In addition to working closely with neuroscientists, industry partners, and graduate students on research projects, the candidate is expected to actively participate in writing grant proposals. Candidates should have a substantial publication history in top computer vision/ machine learning venues (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NIPS, ICML, etc.) and good teamwork and communication skills. Experience in deep learning and demonstrated capability to produce workable solutions from theoretical formulations is highly preferred. The position is available immediately, with guaranteed funding for 3 years. For more information, please forward your CV and at least three references to Michaela Kapp <michaela@seas.harvard.edu>.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Widely Applied Mathematics

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University seeks applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship in widely applied mathematics, with an expected start date of August 15, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one applied mathematics course each year. This is a two-year appointment with a salary of $60,000 and $6,000 in annual research and travel support.

We are looking for applicants interested in an opportunity for independent research that complements that of the current faculty in Applied Mathematics, broadly interpreted, including those in the Harvard Paulson School, the Department of Physics, the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and elsewhere at the University. Current faculty interests are in applied mathematics in biological, earth science, engineering and physical contexts, and especially in biophysics and soft materials.  For more information, see http://www.seas.harvard.edu/applied-mathematics

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree in Applied Mathematics, Physics or a related area by the expected start date.

Required application documents include a cover letter, statement of research interests, a CV (including a list of publications), and names and contact information for three references. To apply, upload all required documents at https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/9464.  We encourage candidates to apply by December 15, 2016, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Fellow Opening in Robot Grasping Systems in BioRobotics Lab at Harvard

The BioRobotics Lab at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences invites applications for an immediate postdoctoral fellow opening in reliable robot grasping. This position will work with a team developing real-world applications of robot systems. Expertise in experimental robotics is essential, and experience in robot hands, grasping, computer vision, and machine learning will be useful. For more information about our lab please visit http://biorobotics.harvard.edu.

To apply, please send a single pdf file with your CV (including publications), copies of up to three relevant papers, contact information for three references, and a one-page cover letter to howe@seas.harvard.edu.  This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Disease Biophysics Group Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

Postdoc Positions Open March 31st, 2014

The Disease Biophysics Group has three open postdoctoral positions to be filled in the summer of 2014:
1) One position in skeletal muscle tissue engineering,
2) One position in cardiac muscle tissue engineering, and
3) One position in nanofibers and materials science (no biology background required).

Competitive candidates should have an earned doctorate in an appropriate field and a record of first author publications. Candidates should submit, as a single PDF file, their cover letter, CV, and first author publications. Three letters of recommendation will be requested after initial screening of applications. Please send materials to Prof Parker: kkparker at seas dot harvard dot edu.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Bioinspired Robotics and Medical Device Design

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University invites applications for two postdoctoral fellow positions in the areas of bioinspired robotics and medical device design. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Materials Science, or a related field and a proven track record of high quality publications. The positions will involve close collaboration with Harvard-affiliated hospitals and the candidate should have a strong interest in contributing to multidisciplinary teams (engineers, computer scientists, physiologists, bioengineers and clinicians).

A range of research interests are possible within the themes of bioinspired robotics and medical device design; however, it is expected that mechanical design, robot control, biomechanical modeling of biological systems, mechanism design and kinematic analysis, device characterization and optimization, bioengineering as well as experimental/analytical mechanics will be key features of the research. Candidates with strong leadership experience, a broad range of technical skills and a track record in translating conceptual ideas into working prototypes will be strongly considered. Experience working in industry (fabrication and prototyping, sourcing components, working with vendors, creating part drawings and documentation) is a plus.

The postdoctoral fellows will be encouraged to explore clinical applications for their work, publish scholarly papers and attend international conferences as well as take on a mentorship role for undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications, assembled as a single PDF file, should contain a complete resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as well as the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation

The mission of the Wyss Institute is to discover the engineering principles that Nature uses to build living things; to pursue the high-risk research that is fundamental to advance this effort; and to harness these insights to create biologically-inspired materials and devices to advance human health and improve the environment – thereby revolutionizing clinical medicine and creating a more sustainable world. For additional information please visit our webpage: http://wyss.harvard.edu/

Applications should be sent to faculty_postdocs@wyss.harvard.edu.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Respiratory Cell Biology and Physiology for the Development of Biomimetic Microsystems Aimed at Modeling Pulmonary Disorders

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in the Biomimetic Microsystems platform. The mission of the Wyss Institute is to discover the engineering principles that Nature uses to build living things; to pursue the high-risk research that is fundamental to advance this effort; and to harness these insights to create biologically-inspired materials and devices to advance human health and improve the environment – thereby revolutionizing clinical medicine and creating a more sustainable world.

We seek outstanding postdoctoral applicants with expertise in respiratory cell biology and physiology and/or surface barrier (mucosal) inflammation to join an interdisciplinary team of biologists and engineers for the development of novel in vitro “organ-on-chip” microsystems technologies to study and model pulmonary disorders (Huh D et al. Science 2010). Applicants are expected to hold a PhD or MD and have a proven record of high quality publications in respiratory biology and/or surface barrier inflammation. Strong interest in contributing to multidisciplinary teams (engineers, biologists/physiologists, clinicians) is critical for this position. Expertise in in-vitro culture of respiratory cell lines and primary human cells, as well as knowledge of basic molecular biology concepts and techniques is a must. The ideal candidate would bring expertise in respiratory cell biology, physiology, and pathophysiology, with an interest in applying this expertise in combination with modern bioengineering methods such as microfabrication and microfluidics. This postdoctoral fellow is expected to develop and lead an interdisciplinary research project aimed at creating microengineered human “organ-on-chip” models and exploring their use for drug discovery applications.

Applications, assembled as single PDF files, should contain a complete resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as well as the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation). Applications should be sent to faculty_postdocs@wyss.harvard.edu.

For additional information please visit our webpage:

http://wyss.harvard.edu/

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Bio-Inspired Engineering

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University invites applications for a number of postdoctoral fellow positions. The mission of the Wyss Institute is to discover the engineering principles that Nature uses to build living things; to pursue the high-risk research that is fundamental to advance this effort; and to harness these insights to create biologically inspired materials and devices to advance human health and improve the environment – thereby revolutionizing clinical medicine and creating a more sustainable world.

A Ph.D. in a related field is required as is a background in synthetic biology, living materials or biological control. Candidates are specifically sought for the following enabling technology platforms: Adaptive Architecture and Robotics; Anticipatory Medical Devices; Biomaterials Evolution; Biomimetic Microsystems; and Programmable Nanomaterials. For more specific information, please visit our website at http://www.wyss.harvard.edu.

Applications, assembled as single pdf files, should contain a C.V., a cover letter describing research interests and goals, a full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, and names and contact information for at least three writers of letters of recommendation, who might be contacted as references. Applications should be sent to postdocs@wyss.harvard.edu.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Wyss Institute Technology Development Fellows

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University (http://www.wyss.harvard.edu) invites nominations of individuals of outstanding talent and technical skills for a number of Wyss Technology Development Fellow positions. Wyss Fellows will be provided with a competitive salary, and additional funds to support independent exploratory research. The Fellowships are intended for brilliant young women and men of great promise with outstanding technical expertise who have completed their doctoral degree within the last five years. Fellowships are awarded for up to three years.

Although Wyss Fellows will be granted more independence and a greater emphasis on technology creation and translation than other postdocs on campus, they can benefit from the role of Institute Core Faculty and members of the Advanced Technology Team as mentors.

A background in synthetic biology, living materials or biological control is required. Candidates are specifically sought for the following enabling technology platforms: Adaptive Architecture and Robotics; Anticipatory Medical Devices; Biomaterials Evolution, Biomimetic Microsystems; and Programmable Nanomaterials.

Interested applicants can obtain more information about the application process and can download the nomination sheet on the Wyss Institute website at:

http://wyss.harvard.edu/viewpage/150/wyss-fellowship.

Applications should be sent to wyssfellows@wyss.harvard.edu.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Computer Science and Computational Science and Engineering


The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences seeks applicants for three prestigious postdoctoral fellow programs in Computer Science and Computational Science.

Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS)

The Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) is seeking applications for its Postdoctoral Fellows Program for the 2016-2017 academic year. Postdoctoral Fellows receive an annual salary to engage in a program of original research, and are provided with additional funds for travel and research support.

We seek researchers who wish to interact with both computer scientists and colleagues from other disciplines, and have a demonstrated interest in connecting their research agenda with societal issues. We are particularly interested in candidates with interests in Economics and Computer Science, Healthcare Technology, Privacy & Security, Social Computing for Societal Problems, Automation & Reproducibility of Data Analysis, Network Science, and Text Analysis.

We are seeking candidates who have a technical background in an area related to computer science and a desire to creatively use those skills to address problems of societal importance. CRCS is a highly collaborative environment, and we expect Fellows to engage with researchers both inside and outside of computer science.

There are numerous opportunities for CRCS Fellows and Visiting Scholars to engage with Harvard faculty, students, and scholars in computer science and other disciplines, including the bi-weekly CRCS lunch seminar series, the CRCS annual symposium, various informal CRCS lunches, and other research group meetings. Additionally, CRCS has close ties with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and CRCS Fellows attend the weekly Berkman Fellows’ meeting.

Visit http://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/research to learn more about the exciting research at CRCS.
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Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS)

The Harvard Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in Computational Science for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Postdoctoral researchers receive an annual salary to carry out original research in computational science, supervise student projects, and contribute to the educational activities of the institute, such as curriculum development and participation on student thesis evaluation committees.

There are numerous opportunities for IACS postdoctoral researchers to engage with Harvard faculty, students, and scholars in computer science and other disciplines, including the bi-weekly IACS lunch seminar series, the IACS annual symposium, student computational challenge and workshops, and applied computation courses, including the project-based capstone course.

IACS is the home for students and faculty who are tackling major challenges in science and the world through the use of computational methods.  IACS trains graduate students to solve real-world problems and conduct innovative research by using mathematical models, algorithms, systems innovations and statistical tools.  Embedded within a large liberal arts research University, IACS serves as the focal point for interdisciplinary collaborations in computational science at Harvard and the Boston area community.
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Michael O. Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Computer Science

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University seeks applicants for the inaugural Michael O. Rabin* Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Computer Science. The normal duration of the Rabin Fellowship is two years. Rabin Fellows will receive a generous salary as well as an annual allocation for research and travel expenses.

We are looking for young scientists in theoretical computer science, broadly construed. Rabin Fellows will be provided with the opportunity to pursue their research agenda in an intellectually vibrant environment with ample mentorship. While interaction with Harvard faculty, students, and visitors is encouraged, Rabin Fellows are free to pursue their own interests.

*The fellowship is named after Michael O. Rabin, pioneer in Computer Science research and winner of numerous awards including the A. M. Turing award in 1976. Michael Rabin has been on the faculty at Harvard since 1981, and currently is the Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Research Professor of Computer Science in the Harvard Paulson School. The fellowship is aimed at researchers in all areas of theoretical computer science, including fellows that, like Rabin, might create new areas that do not yet exist.

Applicants to the Rabin Fellowship will also be considered for other possible postdoctoral fellowship positions in theoretical computer science at Harvard, depending on availability of funds and an applicant’s fit with the research activities in the group. Please note that these other fellowships may have different terms and/or salary than the Rabin Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Candidates for all three positions are required to have a doctorate or terminal degree in Computer Science, Computational Science, or a related area by the expected start date. 

Required application documents include a cover letter, cv, a statement of research interests, and up to three representative papers. Candidates are also required to submit the names and contact information for at least three and up to five references, and the application is complete only when three letters have been submitted. We encourage candidates to apply by December 1, 2015, but will continue to review applications until the positions are filled.  Please apply on-line at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6477

Note: Applicants for the IACS Postdoctoral Fellowship must submit a one-page statement of teaching interests, and if they have prior teaching experience, they should submit copies of teaching evaluations as part of their application.