Postdoctoral Fellow – Development of Pan-Viral Therapeutics using Human Organ Chips
Posted: November 11, 2022
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The lab of Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D. at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University seeks outstanding postdoctoral applicants with expertise and knowledge of virology and molecular biology to join an interdisciplinary team of biologists and engineers focused on the development of broad-spectrum antiviral therapeutics for potential pandemic respiratory viruses by leveraging in vitro human organ-on-chip technologies.
In This Role You Will Have:
Strong interest in contributing to multidisciplinary teams (engineers, biologists/physiologists, clinicians) is critical for this position
Involvement in the design and optimization of RNA and crRNA therapeutics as well as characterization of human response to viral infection and therapeutics in vitro
Expertise in working with influenza and/or coronaviruses, in vitro culture, and inflammatory responses, as well as knowledge of gene editing techniques, flow cytometry, basic molecular and cell biology concepts and techniques is a must.
Expertise in lung cell biology, respiratory viral infection, and gene editing therapies, as well as lung physiology, function, and inflammatory responses, with an interest in applying this expertise in combination Human Organ-on-a-Chip technology
What You’ll Need:
Ph.D. and/or M.D.
Proven record of high-quality publications in the field of viral infection and/or lung biology or physiology
Previous experience in viral engineering and/or gene editing technologies, such as CRISPR, is a plus.
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 [email protected] using the subject line “LUNG VIRUS INFECTION ON CHIP- POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW APPLICATION.”
Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.
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