Disease Biophysics Group Postdoctoral Fellow Positions
The Disease Biophysics Group at Harvard University invites applications for a number of Postdoctoral Fellow positions open for projects pertaining to building microscale models of diseased organs. The project requires the assembly of engineered, human microtissues in microfluidic devices that can be interrogated for the genetic, morphological and functional indicators of health, disease, and injury.
The Disease Biophysics Group is a multidisciplinary research group based in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Wyss Institute for Biologically-Inspired Engineering, and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
Candidates with experience in neuronal cell biology, striated and smooth muscle tissue engineering, the cardiac valves, and experimental models of diabetes are encouraged to apply. Applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in engineering, physiology, or cell biology and have a proven record of high quality publications.
The application will be assembled as single pdf file: cover letter describing research interests and goals, CV, research statement, a full list of publications and up to three examples of first author papers, and a list of no less than three references with contact information. Please note that all requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed prior to the start date. The application should be sent to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Full consideration will be given to all applications received by February 15, 2013; applications received thereafter will be considered until the positions are filled.
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.
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Photo courtesy of Karaghen Hudson and Michael Rosnach
Senator Susan Collins Visits the DBG October 14th, 2016
The DBG had the pleasure of hosting United States Senator Susan Collins of Maine for a tour of the lab on October 13, 2016. Pictured below are (clockwise from top left) : Senator Collins with DBG Veterans Ian Perkins, John Doyle, Brian Fountaine, Alex Cho, John Ferrier, and Madeleine Dahl, DBG Artist in Residence Karaghen Hudson, and DBG Visiting Scholar General Michael D. Phillips, USA (Ret); Senator Collins with Professor Kit Parker; Senator Collins with PhD Student Andrew Capulli; Senator Collins with Post Doctoral Fellow Alanna Gannon.
Tongue-on-a-chip October 4th, 2016
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Illustration by Karaghen Hudson
General Daniel B. Allyn visits the DBG September 14th, 2016
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