Harvard University is seeking applicants for a position as a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow (JHDSF). The position is for life and physical scientists with an interest in imaging to develop innovative imaging technologies, lead biological investigations using advanced imaging technologies, or both.

The Fellow will be part of the current JHDSF community and will work with the newly formed Center for Advanced Imaging at Harvard University. The Center aims to develop novel imaging methods that enable direct visualization of the molecular interactions and networks inside cells, organisms and animals; bridge major gaps in imaging; and apply these new technologies to solving biological problems.

The Fellow will work as an independent researcher; receive funding to run a small, independent research group; and will be appointed for a three-year term, with the expectation that it will be extended by two years after review.


Recently completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering or related areas, or will complete a Ph.D. by the time the appointment begins.

Application Materials

Submit the following required application materials:

1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Summary of previous research accomplishments (up to 2 pages)
4. Research Proposal (up to 5 pages)
5. PDFs of up to 3 publications
6. Names and contact information of at least 3 references who will be contacted to provide a letter of recommendation. Letters must be received by the deadline for the application to be complete and candidate considered. Please allow at least 1 week for referees to provide letters.

The application deadline is October 29, 2017 (11:59pm ET). For more information, contact the Center for Advanced Imaging at Harvard University.