Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN Neuroengineering

Prof. Jia Liu’s Group at Harvard University seeks talented post-doctoral fellows to work on bioelectronics for Neuroengineering. Specifically, the postdoctoral fellow will work on the exploring of advanced nanoelectronics and genome engineering to seamlessly integrate man-made devices with nervous systems. The postdoctoral fellow will work together with a team of electrical engineer, chemist and computational biologist.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology, Neuroscience, Bioengineering or related fields will be considered. Candidates must have research experiences in patch-clamp and Molecular Biology. Multidisciplinary background and research experience are highly preferred.

Application procedure: Interested candidates should submit their application packet to Prof. Jia Liu (jia_liu@seas.harvard.edu) with the following documents: cover letter, CV, 3 relevant first author paper(s), and the names of three referees.

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

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is seeking qualified candidates for a postdoctoral research position to conduct laboratory experiments in gas-phase kinetics and spectroscopy relevant to atmospheric chemistry. Research will be performed under the direction of Dr. David Wilmouth in the shared laboratory space of Prof. James Anderson and Prof. Frank Keutsch in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. In addition to the primary laboratory effort, the position may also involve flight instrument development and participation in aircraft field deployments as part of the NASA Earth Venture project entitled Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS, https://dcotss.org).

The ideal candidate will have received a PhD in chemistry, physics, atmospheric sciences, or a related field and will have an interest in building and working with custom instrumentation to make novel measurements relevant to improving our understanding of the chemistry of Earth’s atmosphere. Prior experience using cavity-based spectroscopic techniques (e.g., BBCES, CRDS) or with kinetics rate constant determinations is highly desirable. A background in atmospheric science or gas-phase inorganic chemistry is a plus. The position will involve working independently as well as in collaboration with other scientists and engineers. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, technically skilled, and have excellent oral and written skills. The position will be filled as soon as possible and will initially be for one year, renewable for additional years following exemplary performance.

Responsibilities

  • Design, plan, and perform gas-phase laboratory kinetics and spectroscopy experiments. Techniques to be used include Broadband Cavity-Enhanced Spectroscopy, resonance fluorescence detection, discharge flow kinetics, UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, etc.

  • Analyze and interpret results. Present at scientific meetings and publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Possibility to participate in the preparation and integration of the Harvard Halogen flight instrument for measuring ClO and BrO on the ER-2 aircraft during the NASA DCOTSS campaign (with flights primarily in 2020 and 2021).

Qualifications

  • PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, or a related field.

  • Strong laboratory skills. Experience with building, operating, and maintaining complex instrumentation in the laboratory or field environment.

  • Experience in gas-phase spectroscopic and chemical kinetics methods.

  • Record of presenting results at scientific meetings and publishing in scientific journals.

Applicants should submit the following: (a) letter of interest including potential start date and names of three references, (b) CV, and (c) one letter of reference.

Interested candidates should email their application packet as a single PDF file with the subject “PD Harvard” to Dr. David Wilmouth (wilmouth@huarp.harvard.edu).

Applications will be received until 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.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Atmospheric Science

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) is seeking qualified candidates for a postdoctoral research position in the laboratories of Prof. James Anderson and Prof. Frank Keutsch in Cambridge, MA. The position will focus on the development, characterization, and field deployment of an instrument to measure water vapor and its isotopologues aboard NASA’s ER-2 aircraft and the subsequent interpretation of these measurements. This work is in support of a NASA Earth Venture project entitled Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS).

The ideal candidate will have received a PhD in chemistry, physics, atmospheric sciences, or a related field and will have an interest in building and working with custom instrumentation to make measurements in the atmosphere and using these observations to address atmospheric problems of contemporary interest. Experience with laser-based spectroscopic instrumentation and a background in atmospheric science are highly desirable. We particularly encourage applicants who have experience with field work and are excited to collaborate with a diverse team of scientists, engineers and students toward the successful deployment of this instrumentation. The position will be filled as soon as possible and will initially be for one year, renewable for additional years following exemplary performance.

More information about the DCOTSS project can be found at https://dcotss.org/

Responsibilities

  • Participation in the design, construction, and integration of field instruments. This includes responsibility for a laser-based integrated cavity output spectrometer for the measurement of water vapor and its isotopologues during the DCOTSS campaign primarily in years 2020 and 2021.

  • The expectation is that the successful candidate will participate in three years of combined field work and analysis.

  • Operation, maintenance, and calibration of instrumentation.

  • Participation in field missions to make atmospheric measurements. Field missions require between several weeks and two months at deployment sites.

  • Preparation of data and its interpretation for presentation at scientific meetings and for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, or a related field.

  • Experience with building, operating, and maintaining complex instrumentation in a laboratory or field environment. Experience with lasers, optics and optical sensors is highly desirable.

  • Experience with development and presentation of scientific results for meetings and for publication in scientific journals.

Applicants should submit the following: (a) letter of interest including potential start date and names of three references, (b) CV, and (c) one letter of reference.

Interested candidates should email their application packet as a single PDF file with the subject “PD DCOTSS” to Dr. David Sayres (sayres@huarp.harvard.edu).

Applications will be received until 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.


Embedded EthiCS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy

The Harvard Program for Embedded EthiCS invites applications for two postdoctoral fellow positions based in the Philosophy Department beginning September 1, 2019. One is a two-year fellowship (pending a review at the end of the first year). The other is a one year non-renewable fellowship. The postdoctoral fellows will be expected to spend 50% of their time working with the Embedded EthiCS program and 50% of their time on their own independent research.

Harvard’s Embedded EthiCS is a collaborative pedagogical program that embeds the teaching of ethics directly into the computer science curriculum by creating and teaching ethics modules for courses in the standard computer science curriculum. For details about this exciting program, please see our paper at https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/37622301. The successful candidate for the two-year postdoctoral fellowship will have responsibility for (a) teaching in the program, (b) participating in a Teaching Lab that develops ethics modules, and (c) coaching the Teaching Assistants. The successful candidate for the one-year postdoctoral fellowship will have responsibility for (a) supervising the Teaching Assistants and the other Fellow, with support from program faculty, (b) running the weekly Teaching Lab, and (c) possibly teaching in the program, if needed. All postdoctoral fellows in this program are encouraged to participate in the many efforts at Harvard to address the social impact of technology through its ties with Harvard’s Center for Research in Computation and Society; Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics; and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

We seek applicants who are enthusiastic to work with computer scientists to develop ethics modules for their courses. They need not have computer science experience themselves. They must demonstrate competence to teach ethics, but ethics need not be their area of specialization. The successful candidates will have significant teaching experience, some mathematical training, experience with cross-disciplinary research or teaching, and enthusiasm about developing ethics pedagogy. To be considered for the one-year postdoctoral fellowship, applicants should demonstrate experience with interdisciplinary teaching and/or research between Philosophy and Computer Science.

Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a doctorate in Philosophy or related discipline by June 30, 2019. The term of the two-year postdoctoral fellowship is September 1, 2019-August 31, 2021, pending a successful review at the end of the first year. The term of the one-year postdoctoral fellowship is September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020. All applicants will be considered for both postdoctoral fellowships unless otherwise requested.

We welcome applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions. Salary is competitive.

Please submit the following materials by January 15, 2019 to https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8639

· Cover letter stating your background and interest in the Embedded EthiCS program

· CV

· Teaching statement and portfolio

· Research statement

· Recent writing sample (no more than 25 pages)

· Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. Please notify your referees to expect a request for their letter of recommendation.

If you have questions about the Embedded EthiCS program or the application process, please contact Gabriella Fee at gfee@g.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 Computer Science

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Department of Statistics seeks applicants for two prestigious postdoctoral fellow programs in Computer Science.

Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS)

The Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) solicits applications for its Postdoctoral Fellows Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. CRCS provides Postdoctoral Fellows with an annual salary plus travel and research funding to allow Fellows to engage in independent research. Fellows typically spend between one to three years at CRCS.

We seek researchers enthusiastic to interact with computer scientists and colleagues from other disciplines and who have a demonstrated interest in connecting their research agenda with societal issues. We currently have activities in the following areas:

  • Digital Economy (Chen, Mitzenmacher, Parkes, Singer)
  • Healthcare Technology (Doshi-Velez, Gajos, Grosz, Kuindersma)
  • Privacy, Security, and Secure Systems (Calmon, Chong, Dwork, Mickens, Mitzenmacher, Vadhan)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (Gajos, Glassman)
  • Social Computing for Societal Problems (Chen, Na Li, Parkes, Waldo)
  • Fairness in Machine Learning (Calmon, Dwork, Parkes, Zittrain)
  • Scientific Preservation and Reproducibility (Dwork)
  • Network Science (Mitzenmacher, Singer)
  • Text Analysis (Shieber)
  • Citizen Science (Gajos, Sweeney)
  • Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence (Doshi-Velez, Dwork, Shieber, Zittrain)

The ideal researcher will 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 and Scholars to engage with researchers both inside and outside of computer science. CRCS research has led to important artifacts such as the Helios Voting System and the tools being constructed in the Privacy Tools Project.

CRCS offers Fellows and Visiting Scholars numerous opportunities 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 Klein Center for Internet and Society, and CRCS Fellows are included in many Berkman Klein Fellows’ gatherings.

For further information about the Center and its activities, see https://crcs.seas.harvard.edu/


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 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 allocation for research and travel expenses.

We are looking for junior 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. Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus 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.

Basic Qualifications

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

Special Instructions

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.

Applicants for the CRCS Postdoctoral Fellowship should describe what appeals to you about joining CRCS and describe how you would contribute to the existing community in your cover letter.

Applicants should submit applications here.

We encourage candidates to apply by December 3, 2018, but will continue to review applications until the positions are 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.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Reinforcement Learning for Mobile Health

Join us as a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Susan Murphy's Statistical Reinforcement Learning Group. Our research concerns sequential decision making in mobile health, including experimental design and reinforcement learning algorithms.  We combine statistical methods with algorithms from reinforcement learning so as to provide inferential tools such as confidence intervals. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an innovative research program in sequential decision making.  Our lab is involved in a number of mobile health studies in obesity, cardiac health, physical activity, mental illness and substance abuse across the US.

Basic qualifications: Ph.D. in Statistics, Computer Science, Operations Research, or Electrical Engineering at time of appointment is required. The appointment will be for up to three years with annual renewal based on satisfactory performance and continued availability of funding.

Instructions: Send application materials; curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references to Research Coordinator Jessamyn Jackson (jessjackson@fas.harvard.edu).

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department: Statistics

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 Photonic Metamaterials

Time Status: Full-time, starting as soon as possible.

Description: Prof.Eric Mazur’s Photonics Group at Harvard University seeks a post-doctoral fellow to work on photonic metamaterials with zero refractive index. The goals of this DARPA and NSF-funded project – which is part of an international collaboration with the University of Rochester, UCLA, UPenn, and the University of Ottawa in Canada – is to experimentally and theoretically investigate nonlinear and quantum optical effects in zero-index metamaterials. The position will be filled as soon as possible and will initially be for one year, renewable for additional years depending on satisfactory progress and available funding.

Duties and Responsibilities: Working together with a team of physicists and engineers, the candidate will be responsible for directing projects related to linear, nonlinear, and quantum measurements of zero-index photonic platforms. The research will involve optical characterization, interferometry, and measurements relevant to quantum optics (Hanbury Brown-Twiss, fluorescence lifetime measurements, etc.). We desire a candidate with strong executive and teamwork skills to mentor two graduate students.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, or related field and expertise in photonics and quantum optics is required. In particular, we are looking for someone with experimental skills for optical characterization, interferometry, and measurements relevant to quantum optics. Excellent management and communication skills are essential. Skills in simulation and fabrication are also desired, but not required.

Application procedure:

A complete application packet will include:

(a) A cover letter

(b) CV, including the names of three references

(c) Up to three research papers

(d) At least one letter of reference

Interested candidates should email their application packet as a single PDF file with the subject “PD metamaterials” to Prof. Eric Mazur (mazur@seas.harvard.edu) and his admin assistant Virginia Casas (vcasas@seas.harvard.edu). The review process is competitive, and is based on academic record and professional experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and end when 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.

Postdoctoral fellow in theoretical neuroscience and brain-inspired machine learning

Postdoctoral positions are available in Cengiz Pehlevan’s theoretical neuroscience group at Harvard University. We are looking for candidates with strong analytical and numerical skills, and backgrounds in (theoretical) neuroscience, applied mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, or related fields.

Our group seeks to understand the algorithms of the brain and their neural implementation. Current interests include, but are not limited to, unsupervised learning of sensory representations, reinforcement learning of motor skills, decision making and brain-inspired machine learning. For recent publications, see pehlevan.seas.harvard.edu. Successful candidates will join a vibrant community of researchers at Harvard and take part in collaborations with experimental labs across the campus.

The position is funded for multiple years, with an initial one-year appointment and expectation of extension contingent on satisfactory progress. To apply, please email a short statement of research interests, a CV, and the contact information of at least two references to Cengiz Pehlevan (cpehlevan@seas.harvard.edu), with the subject line “Theory Postdoctoral Fellow”. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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.

Open Positions with the Biomedical Systems Engineering Research Group at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The Diabetes Research Group at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is seeking post-doc fellows that would like to be engaged in cutting edge interdisciplinary biomedical research and the development of novel control algorithms to improve glucose control and quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes mellitus under the supervision of Dr. Dassau.  The research activity will include algorithm development, computer simulations and translation of the work to human clinical studies.

Basic Qualifications  

A Ph.D. degree (or close to completion) in Systems and Control, Applied Mathematics, Electrical or Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or related field is required. Ideal candidates must have a strong background in design and development of MPC algorithms, System Theory, Automatic Control, and Optimization. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and ability to write peer reviewed papers with limited supervision. Must have the ability to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and medical professionals on a large project at all stages. Experience using Matlab, Java is required.

Additional Qualifications

Preference for individuals familiar and interested in translational medicine or biomedical-related fields. This position requires an individual capable of consistent use of discretion, judgment, and initiative. Experience using C, embedded C and Python is a plus.

Required documents

An informal cover letter and/or personal statement, no longer than 1 page and detailed curriculum vitae with a list of publications is required. Please provide the names and contact information of three references. Please submit as one .pdf file in the above order. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more informaiton about the research, please visit:  https://doyle.seas.harvard.edu/biomedical-control/  

Prospective candidates should send their application to APS@seas.harvard.edu with the required information. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until positions are 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.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN Bioelectronics

Prof. Jia Liu’s Group at Harvard University seeks talented post-doctoral fellows to work on building bioelectronics for use in mapping and manipulation of brain and heart electrophysiological and physiological activities on behaving animals. Specifically, the postdoctoral fellow will work on the exploring of advanced nanoelectronics/photonics, polymer chemistry, tissue engineering and genome engineering to seamlessly integrate man-made devices with living brain and cardiac systems. The postdoctoral fellow is expecting to work together with a team of electrical and mechanical engineers, chemists, biologist, and computational biologist.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Electrical engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biology or related fields will be considered. Candidates with backgrounds in Developmental Biology, Electrophysiology, Neuroscience, Organic Synthesis, Nanoparticles Synthesis, Nanoelectronics Fabrication and Molecular Biology are strongly encouraged to apply. Multidisciplinary background and research experience are preferred.

Application procedure: Interested candidates should submit their application packet to Prof. Jia Liu (jia_liu@seas.harvard.edu) with the following documents: cover letter, CV, 3 relevant first author paper(s), and the names of three referees.

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 Information Theory and Applications

A postdoctoral position is available in the area of information theory and related applications. Topics include, but are not restricted to: (1) information-theoretic foundations of fairness in machine learning; (2) information-theoretic privacy; (3) representation learning and bottlenecks problems. 

Applicants should have a solid background in information theory and a strong interest in applications in fairness, privacy, and machine learning. Knowledge of theoretical computer science is useful but not necessary. The ability to write code beyond Matlab (e.g., Python, Tensorflow, R) is a big plus. The position is funded for up to two years.

Interested candidates should send a single pdf containing a cover letter (i.e., a short paragraph stating your interest), a CV, two selected publications, the name of three references, and a link to their Github profile (or equivalent) to Prof. Flavio Calmon (www.seas.harvard.edu/~flavio). The subject line of the e-mail should read "IT-Postdoc Harvard SEAS Fall 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 Fellow in Calorimetric sensing system for cellular bioenergetics 

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Joost Vlassak group at Harvard University with an expected start date of October 1, 2018. This goal of this position is to develop new calorimetric sensing technologies and use these to study cellular bioenergetics and thermodynamics of materials. This highly interdisciplinary project includes the development of new devices and sensing systems, materials characterization, and cellular biology. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with bio-research groups at Harvard. For more information about our group and Technology for Equitable and Accessible Medicine (TEAM) please visit https://vlassakgroup.seas.harvard.edu/ and https://team.seas.harvard.edu/.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in engineering (materials, bio, chemical or mechanical) or related discipline with research experience in sensors, MEMS, biomaterials, soft matter, or microfluidics by the expected start date. Multidisciplinary background and research experience are preferred.

To apply, please send a CV (including publications and contact information for three references), three copies of research papers, and a one-page cover letter to Prof. Joost Vlassak (vlassak@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 Fellow in High Temperature Oxides for Thermal Barrier Coatings

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with Professor David Clarke on oxide materials for high-temperature structural applications, such as gas turbines. (https://clarke.seas.harvard.edu/). A PhD or equivalent in materials, applied physics, high temperature properties or related area is required.

The successful candidate will carry out both experimental and modeling research related to thermal conductivity of oxides and the role of substitutional dopant elements on the radiative heat transfer through high-temperature coatings. Responsibilities include preparation of publications and reports, mentoring of graduate students and collaboration with other groups.

The review process is competitive, based on academic record, as well as professional and extra-curricular experience. 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: jsalant@harvard.edu with the subject header titled "TBC Postdoctoral Fellow".

Review of applications will begin immediately. Application deadline is January 1, 2019.

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 the Disease Biophysics Group

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

Position: Post-doctoral fellow

Time Status: Full-time

Background: Prof. Kevin Kit Parker’s Disease Biophysics Group at the Harvard University Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering seeks a talented post-doctoral fellow to work on the rapid manufacturing of regenerative heart valves, or JetValves. The candidate will use the proprietary rotary jet spinning technologies developed in the Parker lab to design, build, and test heart valve replacements using natural and synthetic polymeric nanofibers. The goal of this translational project – which is part of an international collaboration with the University of Zurich in Switzerland – is to complete the preclinical characterization of JetValves in preparation for a first-in-man clinical trial.

Duties and Responsibilities: Working together with a team of engineers, chemists, and applied mechanicians, the candidate will be responsible for nanofiber production and valve manufacturing, quality assessment, and structural and functional validation in-vitro. This includes performing standards tests using methodologies such as Instron®, FTIR, SEM, microCT, pulse duplicator testing, and cell infiltration. The candidate is also expected to participate in the in-vivo and post-mortem validation of JetValves implanted in sheep, including analysis of explanted samples via SEM and immunohistochemistry.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in cardiovascular tissue engineering or related fields and expertise with in-vitro and/or in-vivo characterization of heart valves or heart valve replacements. A background in Materials Science and proven experience with nanofiber fabrication (e.g., electrospinning) or additive manufacturing methodologies (e.g., 3D printing) will be positively evaluated.

Application procedure: Interested candidates should submit their application packet to Prof. Kevin Kit Parker (kkparker at g.harvard.edu) and his administrator Kelly Rush (krush at g.harvard.edu) as a single pdf file with the following documents: cover letter, CV, 3 relevant first author paper(s), and the names of three referees.


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 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 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 (kkparker at g.harvard.edu) and his administrator Kelly Rush (krush at g.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.