Postdoctoral Scholar in Chromatin Dynamics and Organization

Massachusetts, United States
07 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Center for Advanced Imaging

Position Description

Harvard is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in Chromatin dynamics and organization.

A postdoctoral position is currently available at the Center for Advanced Imaging at Harvard with Dr. Andrew Seeber, PhD to develop novel microscopy methods to study chromatin biology in living cells. We seek life and physical scientists with backgrounds related to live cell imaging, genetic engineering, chromatin biology and optics.

Research will focus on designing and developing cell systems to study chromatin biology in the context of DNA damage. This will involve genetic manipulation of human cell lines and development of microscopy assays as well as image processing pipelines. Candidates will work with an interdisciplinary research team of microscopists, computer scientists, and biologists from Harvard at the Center for Advanced Imaging.

Basic Qualifications

A PhD in physics, genetics, molecular or cell biology, by the time the appointment begins, and an interest in live cell imaging is required.
Previous research experience related to optics or live cell imaging is an advantage. Cell culture expertise and molecular biology expertise is an advantage but not required.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following application materials as a single PDF to aseeber@fas.harvard.edu with the subject line “Postdoctoral Application Submission: Postdoctoral Scholar”

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A statement of research experience and interests (two pages maximum)
  4. Names and contact information for three references who will be contacted to provide a recommendation after approval from the candidate.

Contact Information

For further questions please contact Dr. Andrew Seeber, PhD at aseeber@fas.harvard.edu

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