Postdoctoral Training Opportunity at the NCFG - Aug 12, 2021

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Principal Investigator: Richard D. Cummings

Program: National Center for Functional Glycomics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Email Contact:  Jamie Heimburg-Molinaro, Ph.D., 


Research Description 

A Postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA to develop anti-glycan VLRB antibodies in the sea lampreyOur research team combines molecular biology,  immunology, biochemistry, cell biology, glycomics, and glycobiology to study protein-glycan interactions and their functional importance in a variety of biological settings.  We are the National Center for Functional Glycomics and also house the glycan array facility for the Consortium for Functional Glycomics.

This postdoc will develop glycan-specific antibodies towards peripheral blood mononuclear cell populations, which can be used as glycan-specific cell surface markers and further our understanding of how these glycans function in human immunology 

Techniques include PCR, DNA sequence analysis, yeast surface display, molecular cloning, protein expression and purification, flow cytometry, human immunophenotyping, western blotting, tissue immunohistochemistry, and glycan microarray analysis.  



• PhD or MD/PhD with 1-3 years of postdoctoral experience, and background in molecular biology and immunology 

Strong first-author publications. 

• Excellent verbal/written communication skills in fluent English. 

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


How to Apply: 

Send a single PDF document that includes all of the following: 

• 1-page letter of application outlining your background and specific interest in our group
• Current CV
• 3 recent reference contacts and their information 

Email the PDF document to Dr. Richard D. Cummings and Dr. Jamie Heimburg-Molinaro at