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Molecular Robotics Postdoctoral Fellowship for Cytosolic Delivery of dsRNA Nanostructures for Innate Immunotherapeutics

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Role Description:

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow position in the Molecular Robotics Initiative. The mission of the Wyss Institute is to discover the engineering principles that Nature uses to build living things, pursue the high-risk research that is fundamental to advance this effort and to harness these insights to create biologically inspired materials and devices to advance human health and improve the environment — thereby revolutionizing clinical medicine and creating a more sustainable world.

The Shih Laboratory explores design principles for self-assembling molecular machines.  We seek outstanding postdoctoral applicants with expertise in immunology and/or biomolecular engineering to work with Institute faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff to develop an approach that will develop cytsolic delivery of RNA nanostructures for innate immunotherapeutic RIG-I activation. 

What you’ll Need:

  • Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. with an excellent track record of research involving immunology, therapeutics, and/or design and characterization of biomolecules.
  • The candidate should be open-minded, creative, energetic, and critical thinking.

Where You Can Apply:

Applications, assembled as single PDF files, should contain a complete resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as well as the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation). Applications should be sent to using the subject line “Molecular Robotics

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Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.

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