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Joint Postdoctoral Position: Unraveling SARS-CoV-2 Pathogenesis with Advanced In Situ Spatial Techno

Beth Israel Lahey Health
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Dependent on Experience
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Biomedicine, Health Science, Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Host Institutions:


Stanley Perlman’s Lab, University of Iowa


Sizun Jiang’s Lab, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)/Harvard Medical School




Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Location: Collaborative opportunities in both Iowa City, IA, and Boston, MA

Project Description:

We are excited to announce a unique joint postdoctoral position between the labs of Dr. Stanley Perlman at the University of Iowa and Dr. Sizun Jiang at BIDMC/Harvard Medical School. The selected candidate will have the unparalleled opportunity to work collaboratively between both labs, focusing on cutting-edge research to unravel the complex viral pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2. The candidate will ideally spend the first half (2-3 years) of the postdoctoral training primarily based in Iowa City, IA, and the latter half (2-3 years) based in Boston, MA.


Research Focus:

The postdoctoral fellow will employ high containment BSL3 practices and advanced in situ spatial technologies to dissect the intricate host-immune responses to SARS-CoV-2. This interdisciplinary project aims to bridge virology, immunology, and biotechnology, offering insights that could pave the way for innovative therapeutic interventions and vaccines.

Key Responsibilities:

Conduct comprehensive studies on SARS-CoV-2 related viral pathogenesis.

Utilize and optimize in situ spatial technologies to analyze host-immune responses.

Collaborate effectively with a team of multidisciplinary scientists.

Publish findings in peer-reviewed journals and present at international conferences.

Contribute to the development of grant proposals.


PhD in Virology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, or a related field.

Strong background in viral pathogenesis and immunological studies.

Experience with in situ spatial technologies, and/or data and computational analysis is highly desirable.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

What We Offer:

Access to state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities.

Mentorship from world-renowned scientists in the field of virology and immunology.

A supportive and dynamic research environment.

Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

Competitive salary and benefits.

Application Process:


Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter detailing their research interests and career goals, a CV, and contact information for three references to Drs. Stanley Perlman and Sizun Jiang (

Start Date: Flexible

The University of Iowa and BIDMC/Harvard Medical School are equal opportunity employers committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

Join us in this exciting journey to advance our understanding of SARS-CoV-2 and contribute to the global efforts to combat this pandemic. Your expertise and dedication can make a difference!




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