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Postdoctoral positions available at Harvard Medical School/BWH

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Postdoctoral positions on mechanical metamaterials and/or biomechanics are available at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. The project on mechanical metamaterials is in collaboration with Prof. Xiaoming Mao at University of Michigan funded by Office of Naval Research (MURI). Candidates with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Physics, Biomedical Engineering (or any related field) with strong publication records are encouraged to submit a full CV, a cover letter stating research experience and interests, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Zi Chen at zchen33(at) (website:

Harvard Medical School (HMS) is the graduate medical school of Harvard University and is located in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1782, HMS is one of the oldest medical schools in the United States and is consistently ranked first for research among medical schools by U.S. News & World Report. Unlike most other leading medical schools, HMS does not operate in conjunction with a single hospital but is directly affiliated with several teaching hospitals in the Boston area. Affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes include Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana–Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, McLean Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance, Judge Baker Children's Center, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has been recognized for over a century as a leader in patient care, medical education and research, with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery. BWH is considered one of the best in the nation-named a top hospital by U.S. News & World Report for over 20 years, being the second largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the largest hospital in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, Massachusetts. Along with Massachusetts General Hospital, it is one of the two founding members of Mass General Brigham, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts. Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducts the second largest hospital-based research program in the world, with an annual research budget of more than $630 million. Pioneering achievements at BWH have included the world’s first successful heart valve operation and the world’s first solid organ transplant. BWH is ranked in the top three NIH research funded organizations for the past 25 years. There are over 3,500 active researchers at present and BWH researchers have been recognized with one Lasker Award, four MacArthur Fellows and three Nobel Laureates. Boston is the booming harbor of healthcare innovation, home to some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. BWH is centrally located in the heart of renowned Longwood Medical area, home to some of the world’s leading medical institutions and several colleges and universities. From Boston University to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, from Northeastern University to Boston Children’s Hospital and Merck pharmaceuticals, social and professional opportunities abound. MIT and Harvard are also just across the bridge. The proximity and partnerships give students and scientists unmatched access to some of the most sought-after internships, clinical rotations, and research opportunities available.



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