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3D Bioprinting of Functional Tissues – Lewis Lab

Duties and Responsibilities:

The ideal postdoctoral candidate will work both independently and in collaboration with members of our lab’s bioprinting team to create organ-specific tissues with embedded vasculature as well as 3D organ-on-chip models. We have several ongoing projects that focus on combining stem cell-derived organ building blocks with biofabrication to create bulk kidney, cardiac, and liver tissues. Successful applicants will be expected to carry out cutting edge research on organ engineering as well as contribute to writing research proposals, publications, and patents.



  • Ph.D. in biology, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or a related discipline with a strong understanding of cell biology, physiology, and/or tissue engineering.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of cell culture experience.
  • Must demonstrate broad theoretical and practical knowledge within the fields of biofabrication, tissue engineering, or cell biology.
  • Strong scientific track record demonstrating well-organized design and execution of studies.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong work ethic, communication skills and team-player oriented personality.

Preferred (one or more of the following):

  • Experience with in vitro analytical techniques to assess the cell viability of tissue constructs.
  • Experience working with induced pluripotent stem cells.
  • Willingness to work outside of his/her discipline to accomplish project goals.
  • Experience with flow cytometry, ELISAs, PCR, or confocal microscopy.
  • Experience with animal implantation experiments.

Applications, assembled as a single PDF file, should contain a cover letter describing research interests and goals, full resume, 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 “Wyss Postdoctoral Fellow.”

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.

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