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Postdoctoral Fellow – Reproductive Biology

About the Wyss:

The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is to transform human healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. Developed as an alliance between Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development. A major focus of the Institute is to translate the technologies developed by its faculty and staff into commercial products and therapies through collaborations with clinical investigators and establishment of corporate alliances. For more information, discover our technologiescatch up on our recent news, or watch our latest videos.

Role Description:

The lab of Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., Founding Director at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University seeks outstanding postdoctoral applicants with expertise and knowledge of reproductive biology to join an interdisciplinary team of biologists and engineers focused on the use of human Organ Chips to study the effects of healthy and dysbiotic microenvironments on contraceptive function and enable development of novel, non-hormonal, contraceptives.

What You’ll Need:

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D.,Ph.D and have a proven record of high-quality publications in reproductive biology or sperm biology.
  • Experience working with human samples in the context of reproductive biology or women’s health.
  • Experience with basic molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience with sperm function tests, including sperm motility, vitality, acrosome reaction and DNA fragmentation,
  • Strong interest in contributing to multidisciplinary teams (engineers, biologists/physiologists, clinicians) is critical for this position.
  • Ability to work in an independent manner and meet specific goals and milestones, but serve as part of a collaborative interdisciplinary team

Preferred experience includes:

  • Experience with cell-based assays and cell culture using a microfluidic device is preferred.
  • Working as a member of a highly collaborative interdisciplinary team

Benefits and Perks:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical, dental, & vision plans. All coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Time Off: 20 days of vacation per year
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, classes at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
  • Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services.

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. Applications should be sent to using the subject line “Reproductive Biology”.

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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