Postdoctoral Position On Microbiome Research

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
Salary is commensurate with experience. Position offers health and other benefits.
July 10 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Position On Microbiome Research

at The Forsyth Institute

The Forsyth Institute is a Harvard-affiliated research institute located in the vibrant Kendall Square area of Cambridge, with cutting-edge research programs in microbiology, immunology and tooth/bone biology. 

Postdoctoral position available in Drs. Xuesong He / Wenyuan Shi laboratory for highly motivated candidates who are interested in human oral microbiome and microbial-host interaction. The lab currently has multiple active NIH-funded research projects to use multidisciplinary approaches to study oral microbiome with a specific focus on microbial pathogenesis, inter-species interaction and signal transduction.  We are also actively involved in developing next generation of diagnostic and therapeutic tools against oral microbial infections. The successful candidate will have the choices to work on various projects related to human oral microbiome. 

Detailed information about our on-going projects and recent publications can be found at

Our lab has successful track record in training postdocs, many former trainees became successful faculty members as well as entrepreneurs and business managers.


Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in microbiology and/or immunology with strong experience in microbiology and microbial-host interaction, evident by peer-reviewed publication in reputable journals. Prior research experience in microbial-host interaction, small RNA research, bioinformatics and/or animal study will be a plus.

Please complete our on-line application via this link: Interested candidates should also contact Ms. Winnie Guo at with the following information:

  1. Cover letter indicating current and future research interests;
  2. Expected starting date;
  3. Curriculum vitae;
  4. Brief summary of previous research experience (2-3 pages);
  5. Names and contact information for 2 or 3 references.

We are 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.


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