Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Postdoctoral researcher positions at the Center for Engineered Therapeutics

Center for Engineered Therapeutics

Cambridge, MA, United States

The Center for Engineered Therapeutics at the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School has positions open for a postdoctoral associate with expertise in biomaterials/bioengineering. The center is focused on developing novel biotechnologies for clinical translation based on the understanding of underlying biological mechanisms and disease pathology (Nature Communications 2015, 8671; PNAS, 2016; E2104; Nature Biomedical Engineering, 2018, 589, Nature Nanotechnology, 2019). We have an interdisciplinary research environment where engineers, biologists, chemists, physicists, pharmacists, material scientists, and clinicians work together to address important and unmet medical needs based on biological understanding and translate solutions into the clinic to treat diseases and improve quality of life.

We are seeking talented postdoctoral researchers to do exciting and creative research, especially in the field of biomaterials, tissue engineering, cancer biology, and immunology. We expect postdoctoral researchers to do high impact research, which can contribute to the science community and help patients. A career at the Center for Engineered Therapeutics will offer you the opportunity to learn how to define important questions, solve problems, manage teams, and translating biological understandings into the clinic. The center will provide training in experiment design, result analysis, scientific writing, and other guidance for the career development. We are fully equipped for material synthesis and characterization, bioengineering, immunochemistry, synthetic chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, in vitro assays and in vivo studies. In addition to professional research training in the center, the researchers will be exposed to high-level seminars and conferences held at Harvard and MIT.

For applying, please email your cover letter, curriculum vitae including the name of three referees, and brief write up on past research, addressed to Drs. Shiladitya Sengupta & Hae Lin Jang, Co-Directors of CET, at cet.bwh@gmail.com.


Description of the positions:

The postdoctoral researchers will design and execute experiments related to assigned research projects funded by the government or industries. At the same time, the postdoctoral researchers will be highly encouraged to work on the high-risk, high-return research ideas. The postdoctoral researchers will be expected to be aware of the most recent updates in the research fields. He/she will discuss research results and findings with supervisors in individual meetings and group meetings. The postdoctoral researchers will report the research outcomes under the guidance of supervisors. The postdoctoral researchers will help run the laboratory together with other group members, and mentor students.


The required/preferred knowledge and skills will be:

1) Synthesis and characterization of biomaterials (e.g., hydrogel, nanocomposite materials), or 2) Microfluidics (e.g., microparticle synthesis or organ on a chip) especially related to bone, blood vessels, and blood. Familiarity with in vitro and in vivo studies in the above area is an advantage. A strong publication record is a must.


Minimum qualification: Ph.D. in the appropriate field, M.D. or MD/PhD degree is required.


Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

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Postdoctoral researcher positions at the Center for Engineered Therapeutics