Postdoctoral Fellows

Church Lab and Dong Lab

Dr. George Church’s lab and Dr. Min Dong’s lab are seeking postdoctoral fellows to join our efforts in developing novel high-throughput methods in characterizing protein-protein interactions, human iPSC cell differentiations, and other novels tools in genetic screens and genome manipulations. The appointment will exist as a joint appointment in the Church Lab at Harvard Medical School and the Dong Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Church Lab has broad expertise in biotechnology ( and The Dong Lab has deep expertise in the identification and characterization of protein toxins ( ). Dr. Church is widely recognized for his innovative contributions to genomic science and his many pioneering contributions to chemistry and biomedicine. In 1984, he developed the first direct genomic sequencing method, which resulted in the first genome sequence (the human pathogen, H. pylori). He helped initiate the Human Genome Project in 1984 and the Personal Genome Project in 2005. George invented the broadly applied concepts of molecular multiplexing and tags, homologous recombination methods, and array DNA synthesizers. He is Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Technology Center and Director of the National Institutes of Health Center of Excellence in Genomic Science. He has received numerous awards and election to the National Academy of Sciences.

Expertise and research experience in the areas of display technology, protein engineering, NGS, mass spectrometry, CRISPR genome editing, immunology, and stem cells are desired but not required. Interested applicants should email their CV to: Please reference “Postdoc for Church/Dong Lab” in the subject line of your email.


Research Assistant, Church Lab

An Amazing Research Assistant Opportunity

Harvard Medical School (Prof. George Church’s lab) is currently seeking an experienced, motivated and well-organized individual with a passion for entrepreneurship to provide technical support to a cutting-edge stem cell therapy research project. The candidate should have experience in cellular and molecular biology. Key skills include expertise in tissue culture techniques (ideally with human stem cells) and molecular methods (e.g. PCR, DNA assembly, next-generation sequencing library preparation). The candidate should be coachable, determined, responsible, and able to collaborate with other team members. Having skills in the use of computer programming for RNA-Seq (bulk and single cell) data analysis or/and animal (mouse) handling and in vivo studies is a plus. We are looking for a researcher with BS/MS degree in biology, cell biology, biosciences, engineering, or computational sciences, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related discipline with minimum two years track record of lab experience in general molecular and cellular biology techniques.
The successful candidate will be able to contribute in development of a technology that can make a difference in many patients' lives.
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