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Open Positions

Postdoctoral Positions in the Heldwein laboratory


Applications Open

NIH-funded postdoctoral positions to study HCMV glycoproteins and entry mechanisms are available in the Heldwein laboratory at the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA). Our multidisciplinary lab investigates mechanisms by which herpesviruses manipulate host membranes and intracellular traffic to get into and out of host cells using biochemistry, structural biology, virology, and cell biology.


Applicants with research experience in in cryoEM are especially encouraged to apply. We have access to the MIT.nano cryoEM facility located across the river in Cambridge. This would be an excellent opportunity for someone with cryoEM expertise who wants to learn protein purification, biochemical analysis, or virology.


We are in the Chinatown/Theater District in the downtown Boston. The Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology is committed to fostering a diverse scientific community and aims to improve our core values by promoting inclusivity, diversity, and antiracism. Our department was founded with community building, mentorship, and collaboration as central values, and we continue to prioritize this culture in our department. We believe that fostering an environment that welcomes a diversity of perspectives will lead to more innovative and impactful science.


Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references to katya[dot]heldwein[at]tufts[dot]edu.

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