Postdoctoral Associate, Irvine Laboratory

Massachusetts, United States
19 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, to join the Irvine and Hammond laboratories.  Will join the team for translational studies of microneedle patches designed to enable non-invasive sampling of cells and fluids from skin. This project will focus on the application and further development of our microneedle sampling system to analyze the immune responses to tuberculosis and TB vaccines in small and large animal models in collaboration with the laboratory of Sarah Fortune at Harvard University, and translation toward human skin sampling.

Job Requirements


Ph.D. or its equivalent in physics, biophysics, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, medicine, or a related scientific field; meticulous attention to detail; strong organizational, interpersonal, documentation, and communication skills; ability to work as part of a team; comfort summarizing and reporting results to researchers and collaborators; and the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment.  Candidates with strong expertise in cellular and/or clinical immunology, vaccine immunology, or bioengineering (particularly with microneedle technology background) are strongly preferred.  This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of an extension based on continued funding. ).  Job #17731

In addition to applying online via the MIT website, interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the names of three references to Professor Darrell Irvine (

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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