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Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Postdoctoral Fellow

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Molecular and Cellular Biology

Position Description

About Us: Join an interdisciplinary research team of the Cluzel laboratory at Harvard that focuses on advancing the frontiers of biological imaging, microfluidics and understanding intracellular processes. We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to develop novel techniques for real-time characterization of intracellular processes using fluorescence microscopy and fluctuation correlation spectroscopy ( FCS ). Important Note: No formal knowledge in biology is required for this position.


  • Design and build an apparatus based on fluctuation correlation spectroscopy ( FCS ) for real-time characterization of intracellular processes such as gene expression and protein aggregation in living cells.

  • Conduct experiments using fluorescence microscopy and FCS techniques to study dynamic cellular processes.

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members to optimize experimental protocols and analyze data.

  • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present results at conferences and seminars.

  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate students involved in the project.

    Basic Qualifications


  • Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering, Biophysics, or related field.

  • Strong background in fluorescence microscopy, optics, and imaging techniques.

  • Experience with fluctuation correlation spectroscopy ( FCS ) or related techniques is highly desirable.

  • Proficiency in experimental design, data analysis, and scientific programming.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative research team.

    Additional Qualifications

    Special Instructions

Please include the following items as part of your application:

  • Cover letter describing research interests and relevant experience.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Name and contact information for 2-3 references.

  • 2-3 letters of recommendation from experts at the ladder faculty ranks or highly accomplished senior researchers from corporations or research institutes.

    Contact Information

Professor Philippe Cluzel

Northwest Lab Building

52 Oxford Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

Debra Maddalena (Administrator)

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are 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.

Minimum Number of References Required 2

Maximum Number of References Allowed 3


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