Opportunities

Postdoctorate fellow opportunities:


HSPH_NanoLogo-hThe center is always interested in talented people that want to contribute to the field of nanotoxicity.


Position 1: Postdoctoral Fellow

Area of Focus: Environmental health and safety (EHS) implications of engineered nanomaterials

Job Description: A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology (HCNN) at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston MA. The candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team and work on a number of research projects on the health implications from engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) released across the life cycle of nano-enabled products utilizing state of the art in-vitro and in-vivo platforms.

Minimum Skills: Research experience in the field of environmental health & safety of engineered nanomaterials and toxicology/biology is considered a must.

Requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in biology, toxicology, environmental health, or a closely related discipline
  • Strong skills in cell culture techniques and basic toxicological cellular assays (MTT, LDH, etc.)
  • Previous experience with animal inhalation tox. studies is a plus
  • High-quality first author publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and able to self-motivate
  • Ability to interact well with others and work in a team environment
  • Capable of working independently with minimum supervision
  • Authorization to work in the United States (citizen, green card, or valid visa/OPT)

Please submit your application with a full CV and three recommendation letters via the application link below. 

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Position 2: Postdoctoral Fellow

Area of Focus: Electrospinning and electrospray of nanostructured materials

Job Description: A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology (HCNN) at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston MA. The candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team and work on a number of research projects that involve electrospray and electrospinning of biopolymers to generate particles, fibers, hollow fibers, and core shell particles.

Minimum Skills: The candidate will be in charge of developing the chemistry and synthesis method for biopolymer nanofibers and particles with electrospray and electrospinning. Experience with state-of-the-art methods, such as S/TEM, XRD, XPS, BET, FTIR, Raman, etc., is essential. The candidate should be self-motivated and work with minimal supervision. The candidate must be capable of identifying the proper techniques for each material, designing the experimental protocols, executing experiments, and submitting reports in a timely manner.

Requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or a closely related discipline
  • Strong experimental and theoretical background in electrospray and electrospinning
  • Experience with polymers, in particular with cellulose, chitosan, etc.
  • Hands-on experience in materials characterization techniques, such as TEM, SEM, XPS, IR, Raman, XRD.
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision
  • High-quality first author publications in peer-reviewed journals related to electrospray and electrospinning
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong work ethic and ability to self-motivate
  • Ability to interact well with others
  • Authorization to work in the United States (citizen, green card, or valid visa/OPT)

Please submit your application with a full CV and three recommendation letters via the application link below. 

Apply

HCNN is a leading center in nanosafety, nanobiology, and nanotoxicology with projects funded by NIH, NIEHS, USDA, NSF, and the industry in areas spanning across exposure and material science, nanotoxicology, and environmental nanotechnology.

Fellows at Harvard are welcomed by a multifaceted structure that provides them with opportunities to advance their careers through relevant training workshops, networking, and seminars. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. For more information, visit the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Harvard is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

NTU-HSPH Initiative for Sustainable NanotechnologyPOSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE AT NTU, SINGAPORE

The School of Materials Science and Engineering, NTU (http://www.mse.ntu.edu.sg/) is recruiting research staff to participate in a research program on Nature-derived Nanomaterials and Food Science and Technology. This is a joint research project between NTU and Harvard University and part of the NTU-Harvard Initiative for Sustainable Nanotechnology (https://healthtech.ntu.edu.sg/mainprogramme/NTU-HSPH/Pages/AboutUs.aspx)

Applications are invited for appointment to the following position:

  • Research Fellow

Requirements:

  • PhD in Materials Science/Chemistry/Chemical Engineering/Food Science/Biological Sciences or related fields
  • Experience in nanomaterials research required
  • Experience in nature derived biopolymers preferred
  • Experience in food science and technology preferred
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture preferred
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Good coordination/project management skills
  • Able to plan and execute experiments with minimal supervision
  • Able to take initiative to improve processes and troubleshoot problems
  • Able to organize well and adhere to deadlines

Job Descriptions:

  • Conduct thorough literature review and generate periodic updates and reports
  • Process and characterize nanomaterials generated from nature derived biopolymers
  • Carry out a variety of physical, biochemical and biological assays to understand the bioavailability, biopersistence and toxicity of nanomaterials
  • Develop and optimize protocols
  • Supervise junior research staff, undergraduate and graduate student projects
  • Manage logistical issues and laboratory inventory
  • Coordinate collaborative work within multidisciplinary team and external collaborators
  • The primary appointment for the selected candidate will be at NTU, Singapore, however the selected candidate can expect to spend time at Harvard University, USA, to carry out some collaborative work related to the project

Salary will be attractive, and commensurate with experience.

Qualified applicants are invited to send their application to the email below. Please submit your detailed resume, sample research publications, names and contacts (including email addresses) of 3 referees and a cover letter explaining why you are suitable for this position.

Contact: A/Prof. Ng Kee Woei (kwng@ntu.edu.sg)

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.