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Postdoctoral Research Positions

Harvard University, Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Genetics, Microbiology
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Postdoctoral Research Positions

The Department is actively recruiting postdoctoral fellows interested in a broad range of topics, including cell biology, systems biology, biophysics, biochemistry, developmental biology, neurobiology, genetics, microbiology, computational biology, and structural biology. We are seeking highly creative and motivated postdocs with broad interests and outstanding graduate training. We encourage applicants from various backgrounds and promote diversity throughout the University. Postdoctoral appointments are initially 1 year in duration, renewable on an annual basis.

Recent Faculty in the Department

Nicholas Bellono:

Postdoc openings in the Bellono lab: Explore molecular adaptations underlying unique behaviors. Octopus, sharks, jellysh, photosynthetic animals, walking sh, and more! Background in cell biology, physiology, biochemistry, structure, other molecular approaches.

Doeke Hekstra:

The Hekstra lab aims to understand how proteins work as evolving, physical “machines”. To do so, we develop crystallographic, computational and other methods. Let us know what you are interested in. Experience with computational methods, statistics, physics, and (bio)chemistry is a plus.

Maxim Prigozhin:

The Prigozhin lab is looking for postdoctoral fellows to be involved in collaborative and interdisciplinary work in the area of single-cell and single-molecule biophysics of transmembrane signaling. We are particularly interested in cryo-vitrication, all kinds of electron and optical microscopy, and G-protein-coupled receptors. Let us know what you are excited about!

Amanda Whipple:

The Whipple lab is investigating mechanisms of gene regulation in genomic imprinting, functions of imprinted non-coding RNAs in the brain, and therapeutic approaches for imprinting disorders. We seek collaborative and cross-disciplinary postdoctoral candidates in the areas of epigenetics, genomics, and neurobiology

For a Full List of Opportunities and Information on How to Apply, Please Visit:

About Us

Our Science

We research and teach how the collective behavior of molecules and cells forms the basis of life. We are driven by a passion for discovery and value collaborative approaches to scientific inquiry, where connections between people fuel interdisciplinary science and break boundaries across varied experimental systems. Against a backdrop of cutting-edge biological research, we work as a team of educators and mentors to inspire and train the next generation of scientists and global citizens.

Our Community

At the core of the MCB department is a commitment to foster an environment in which all individuals have the opportunity to thrive. It is our shared responsibility to create an inclusive culture, where we support and respect each other as colleagues. We embrace a diverse range of perspectives, expertise, identities, experiences, talents, and abilities. By continually strengthening this foundation of investing in the well-being of our people, we enable our community’s growth and pursuit of the creative and innovative approaches that underlie scientific excellence.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

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