Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Science and Engineering

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The Harvard Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS), solicits applications for its postdoctoral researcher positions in Computational Science for the 2018-2019 academic year. Postdoctoral researchers receive an annual salary to carry out original research in computational science, and contribute to the educational activities of the institute, such as actively participating in the teaching of courses, and supervising student projects.

There are numerous opportunities for IACS postdoctoral researchers to engage with Harvard faculty, students, and scholars in computer science, statistics, and other disciplines.  Opportunities include: the bi-weekly IACS seminar series, the annual winter ComputeFest activities, such as the IACS annual symposium, student computational challenge and workshops, and through courses in applied computation, both lecture style and project-based.

IACS is the home for students and faculty who are tackling major challenges in science and the world through the use of computational and data-science methods. IACS trains graduate students to solve real-world problems and conduct innovative research by using mathematical models, algorithms, systems innovations, and statistics, and machine learning. Embedded within a large liberal arts research University, IACS serves as the focal point for interdisciplinary collaborations in computational science and data science at Harvard.

Candidates are required to have a doctorate or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Computational Science, Statistics, or a related area by the expected start date.

Required application documents include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and up to three representative papers. Candidates who have prior teaching experience should also submit copies of teaching evaluations as part of their application.

Candidates are 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 May 1, 2018, but will continue to review applications until the positions are filled.  To apply, please visit https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8170


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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Nanophotonics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with Professor Marko Loncar on nonlinear and quantum nanophotonics (http://nano-optics.seas.harvard.edu/). A PhD or equivalent in electrical engineering, applied physics, physics, or related area is required. To apply, please send a CV, research statement, and the names and contact information of three people who can be asked for letters of reference to: kathmasse@seas.harvard.edu with the subject header titled "Loncar Postdoctoral Fellow".

Review of applications will begin immediately. Application deadline is January 1, 2018.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dielectric Elastomer Devices for Wearables

The Clarke laboratory (website: http://clarke.seas.harvard.edu/) at Harvard University is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow to conduct original and innovative research in the area of electronically controlled, adaptive devices based on dielectric elastomers for haptic applications. The project includes the design and fabrication of novel devices that can be incorporated into wearable electronic devices. The ideal candidate should be well versed in one or more of the following areas: electronic circuit design, flexible electronics, analytical modeling and possibly computational methods. The ideal candidate would also have experience in the design of experiments, should be comfortable with a wide variety of materials and also be able to conduct experiments independently. Experience with soft materials device fabrication is essential. The candidate is expected to have a strong work ethic as well as excellent written and oral communication skills, and time management skills.

The position is open immediately and will remain open through June 1, 2018. A PhD in electrical engineering, physics or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Applicants should send application materials (resume, publication list, statement of research interests) and the names and contact information for three references to Jane Salant (jsalant@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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Control and Optimization for Energy Systems and Buildings

Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC)
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)
 
Description:
This is a joint position between the CGBC and SEAS. This position involves conducting advanced research on control and optimization for energy efficient buildings and large-scale networks. The research topics include but are not limited to designing control algorithms for buildings and electricity network systems, optimizing and implementing control strategies in House Zero project. The candidate will focus on and actively participate in proposal writing to secure more funding for future projects. The potential candidates will collaborate with researchers in both the CGBC and Prof. Li Na’s group on related research topics.

Requirements:

> Highly-motivated with a strong mathematical background and interests in both theory and application.
> Interest in smart building applications. Knowledge about HVAC is a plus.
> Interest in electricity network systems, in particular optimization and control for power systems.
> Good coding skills and a strong control background are preferred.
> Post-doctoral candidates should either have received their doctoral degree, or have submitted their dissertation for final awarding of the degree. 
 
The review process is competitive, based on academic record, as well as professional and extra-curricular experience. Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and any other materials detailing personal experience and research interests to cgbc@gsd.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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Directed Evolution

The Weitz Lab is soliciting applications to fill a Postdoctoral Fellow position starting as soon as possible. The postdoc will work under the joint supervision of Prof. Weitz and Dr. Raoul Rosenthal to pursue research projects on directed evolution of antibodies with microfluidic systems. The postdoc will be provided with a competitive annual salary plus additional funds to support travel.

The project is highly interdisciplinary on the intersection of engineering, genetics, biochemistry and chemistry. The ideal candidate will have a background in biochemistry or genetics, but candidates with other relevant backgrounds will also be considered. Experience in directed evolution and molecular biology is a plus.

Application Procedure and Deadline
A complete application will include:
(a) A cover letter
(b) CV
(c) At most, three research papers
(d) At least one letter of reference

Applicants should email items (a)-(c) as a single PDF file to Mr. Zahnzinger (mzahnzinger@seas.harvard.edu) using "Directed evolution of antibodies” as the title of the email. References should send their letters directly to Mr. Zahnzinger (mzahnzinger@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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Widely Applied Mathematics (George F. Carrier* Fellowship)

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University seeks applicants for an endowed honorific postdoctoral position in widely applied mathematics, the George F. Carrier* Fellowship, with an expected start date of September 1, 2018.  The normal duration of the Carrier Fellow appointment is two years, with a potential extension to a third year, at an annual salary of $60,000.  In addition, Carrier Fellows receive an annual allocation of $6,000 for research and travel expenses.

We are looking for applicants interested in an opportunity for independent research that reflects the spirit of George Carrier¹s approach and complements that of the current faculty in Applied Mathematics, broadly interpreted, including those in the Harvard Paulson School, the Department of Physics and elsewhere at the University. Current faculty interests are in applied mathematics in biological, earth science, engineering and physical contexts, and especially in soft materials and biophysics.  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. Applicants will apply on-line at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7821. We encourage candidates to apply by November 1, 2017, 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

*George Carrier (1919-2002) was the T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Mathematics at Harvard, and one of the pre-eminent applied mathematicians of his generation.  He had a special talent for describing complicated physical phenomena mathematically, and did so with great facility over a wide range of problems that included fluid dynamics, elasticity, combustion and natural hazards.  For more see information, see http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2002/03.21/08-carrier.html

Postdoctoral Fellow in Programming Languages and Language-Based Security

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the area of programming languages and language-based security at Harvard University, starting in Fall 2017. The goal of the postdoctoral position is to investigate the connections and interactions between technical mechanisms and legal mechanisms to enforce strong security guarantees in computer systems.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Computer Science (completed or soon to be completed), a combination of strong theoretical and practical interests, expertise in language-based and systems security, a substantial publication history, good teamwork and communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English. Expertise or prior experience in formalization of legislation will be useful. The position is initially for one year, with possible extension up to three years. Please note that Harvard requires confirmation of Ph.D. completion before the postdoctoral position can begin.

To apply, please send a CV, research statement, and the names and contact information of three people who can be asked for letters of reference to Prof. Stephen Chong (http://people.seas.harvard.edu/~chong). Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by July 1 will receive full consideration.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Neuroscience - Disease Biophysics Group

The Disease Biophysics Group at Harvard invites applications for a number of Postdoctoral Fellow positions open for candidates with doctoral degrees and experience in cellular neuroscience.

1. Elucidating the cellular pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury

2. Elucidating the brain microenvironment on schizophrenia

3. Building in vitro models of psychiatric diseases

Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in neuroscience, neurophysiology, or similarly related field. Candidates should have demonstrated publication records in fields such as cellular electrophysiology, molecular neuroscience, or integrin signaling during axonal pathfinding.

Applications in the form of a single PDF file containing a cover letter, CV, up to three examples of first author papers, and a list of no less than 3 references with contact information should be forwarded to Professor Kit Parker at kkparker at seas.harvard.edu with  “Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship Position” in the subject line. Three letters of recommendation will be requested after initial screening of applications.

The Disease Biophysics Group is a multidisciplinary research group based in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically-Inspired Engineering. Please visit our website for more information: www.dbg.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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Disease Biophysics Group Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

The Disease Biophysics Group has three open postdoctoral positions to be filled:
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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.