Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

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.  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.

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@g.harvard.edu) and his admin assistant Dr. Ben Smith (bdsmith@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 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.