Job openings

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Immunology and Biochemistry

A Postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Richard D. Cummings with

demonstrated experience in immunology and biochemistry. This postdoctoral candidate is expected to

focus on studying the roles of O-glycans in murine and human T and B cell biology, and includes multiple

techniques including flow cytometry, western blotting, tissue immunohistochemistry, working with mice

and mouse models of autoimmunity, PCR, DNA sequence analysis, molecular cloning, human

immunophenotyping, and protein expression and purification. The successful applicant, however, does

not need prior experience in all of these techniques.


• PhD or MD/PhD with 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience, and background in molecular biology and

immunology. Previous work in glycobiology is not a requirement.

• Demonstrated success as exemplified by strong peer-reviewed publications.

• Excellent verbal/written communication skills in fluent English.

• Independent and motivated self-starter who thrives in a large, highly interactive scientific

environment, as collaborative studies with other laboratory members is required.

For questions and inquiries, please submit your cover letter including contact information for three

references and CV to Dr. Richard D. Cummings at

Lab environment:

We have a dedicated and diverse group of scientists working in the lab who work

both independently and as a team, and are located at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in the

Longwood Medical Area adjacent to Harvard Medical School. Our diverse research areas

combine molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, cell biology, glycomics, and glycobiology to

study the roles of glycoproteins and their functional importance in a variety of biological settings.

See recent publications and other information at the Harvard Catalyst: