Silver Research Group: Associate Lab Director

Job Description:

The Silver lab in the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School is recruiting an Associate Lab Director. This position works in partnership with the PI (Pam Silver) to lead several challenging and exciting projects at in synthetic biology. We are looking for a broadly trained protein engineer and mammalian synthetic biologist. The position involves three major activities: making intellectual contributions on projects related to the development of predictable circuit engineering in bacterial and animal cells; managing a small team to build and characterize such circuits; and serving as a scientific project manager for grant submissions and reports. The Associate Lab Director will be a key intellectual partner and collaborator for many lab members, and recognized as an author on publications and patents whenever appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

A PhD in a biology-related field is required, with extensive and in-depth experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell-based assay development. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Scientific rigor and attention to detail are essential. This is a high- energy and highly interactive position where excellent personal skills are vital. Strong writing skills are also key. The academic title for this position is Research Associate. To apply, send CV, and cover letter to with “Silver - Associate Lab Director” in the subject line.


The University is currently operating in a modified manner resulting from restrictions related to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. Any offer will be contingent on the University returning to an operational and financial status that enables us to proceed with this appointment.


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.