Postdoctoral Fellow – Modeling Human Immune Responses in Human Organ Chips

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7079756

Posted: June 11, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About the Wyss:

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Role Description:

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University seeks outstanding postdoctoral applicants with expertise and knowledge in the areas of human immunology, oncology, B cell biology, T cell memory and vaccines to join an interdisciplinary team of biologists and engineers. The project with focus on using human organ-on-a-chip (Organ Chip) microfluidic culture devices we have created to study and model human immune responses to vaccines, pathogens, tumors and therapeutics

What You’ll Need:

Ph.D. or M.D.
Proven record of high-quality publications in human or mouse immunology
Strong interest in contributing to multidisciplinary teams (engineers, biologists/physiologists, clinicians) is critical for this position
Expertise in in vitro culture and characterization of immune cells well as strong knowledge of flow cytometry and basic molecular and cell biology concepts and techniques is a must

Benefits and Perks:

Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical, dental, & vision plans. All coverage begins as of your start date.
Time Off: 20 days of vacation per year
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, classes at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services.

Where You Can Apply:

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 using the subject line “IMMUNE ORGAN CHIPS APPLICATION.”



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