Massachusetts General Hospital

Postdoctoral Fellow

HMS/MGH Lesser Lab

Boston, MA, United States

Description: NIH funded postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Lesser Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School to work on the development of designer bacterial probiotic strains which can be used as novel therapeutic interventions for the treatment of intestinal infections or inflammation. This is an exciting collaborative project involving collaborators at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Tufts University School of Medicine to outfit secretion competent probiotic strains with a means to deliver therapeutic payloads with exquisite neutralizing specificity to the intestinal lumen. This project integrates multiple fields including bacterial pathogenesis, molecular biology, microbiome dynamics, synthetic biology, and immunology. The postdoc fellow will work on all aspects of the project. This innovative funded area of research has the potential to lead to the development of novel therapeutic agents. It is a terrific opportunity for highly motivated and creative postdoctoral fellows.


Qualifications: Candidates with a strong background in studying bacterial pathogenesis (gastrointestinal pathogens), synthetic biology,  immunology, and/or molecular biology/genetics are encouraged to apply. Candidates should currently or soon hold a doctoral degree, have less than two years of postdoctoral experience and a proven record of scientific productivity. Salary will follow NIH and MGH guidelines. Please send a statement of research experience and career goals, a copy of Curriculum Vitae and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Cammie Lesser (


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Postdoctoral Fellow