Opportunities

Post-doctoral scholars

A post-doctoral position is available to study the molecular mechanism for self vs. non-self discrimination by the immune system. We use a combination of structural biology, biochemistry, cell biology and genetics to characterize structures and functions of key host molecules that recognize foreign molecules, in particular viral nucleic acids. We also investigate the pathogenesis mechanism by which these sensors trigger an aberrant immune response that leads to auto-inflammatory diseases. Recently, we have also begun our study on transcriptional regulation of the adaptive immune system, where we are looking to understand the molecular mechanism of a mega dalton size transcriptional regulators in the context of T cell development.

Applicants should have received a PhD and have a strong background in structural biology, biochemistry, immunology,  virology and/or genetics. Computational background in bioinformatics analysis will be also considered.

Please send a cover letter, CV, names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Sun Hur at Sun.Hur@childrens.harvard.edu


Graduate students

Students in the Harvard graduate programs (BBS, Biophysics, Virology and Immunology) are welcome to join our lab. Please contact Sun Hur at Sun.Hur@childrens.harvard.edu.


Last update: June 2015