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.
Graduate Studies in the DBG December 6th, 2013
Folks, there is more email traffic from PhD applicants than I can respond to. I have posted previously on what your application should look like, so scroll thru our News to see specifics.
Here are the first things I look at when I review an application:
1. Your math (this filters out about 90% of the applicants with BME undergraduate degrees…gotta take PDEs and complex variables)
2. Your lab experience
3. Your grades
4. Your reference letters. If the best thing your letter writer can say is that you sat in front of class, asked questions, turned in HWs, and got an A in the class, that doesn’t really distinguish you.
5. Your essays. Nothing is done until its published. If you can’t write a good response to an essay question, with good English, sentence and paragraph structure, I can’t take you.
Welcome to the DBG December 5th, 2013
The DBG would like to welcome Isabelle Huggler from the Department Health Sciences and Technology at ETH, Zurich. Isabelle completed her Bachelor studies in Food Engineering in August 2013 and she has joined the DBG for an internship for three months before she returns to ETH to start her studies for a Masters. Isabelle will be working on a project that will draw on her Food Engineering expertise. Welcome Isabelle!
Welcome to the DBG November 22nd, 2013
The DBG welcomes Thomas Grevesse as our most recent Post Doctoral Fellow. He will join the Traumatic Brain Injury Team. Thomas comes from Professor Sylvain Gabriele’s Mechanobiology & Soft Matter group at the University of Mons in Belgium, where is recently received his Ph.D. Please join us in welcoming Thomas to the DBG.
Current Images from the DBG November 1st, 2013
A sea horse shaped Cardiomyocytes stained with alpha-actinin in green, actin in red and DAPI in blue. Image by Stephanie Dauth and Moran Yadid.
Welcome back to the DBG!! October 7th, 2013
The DBG would like to welcome back Janna Nawroth as the latest postdoctoral fellow to join the team. Janna was part of the DBG for a couple of years while she was a graduate student at Cal Tech. Janna has been working in the labs of her adviser Professor John O. Dabiri, since receiving her Ph.D. in December of 2012. Welcome Back Janna!!