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Postdoctoral Fellows: Synthetic biology for cellular immunotherapy

Two industry-sponsored postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University.  We are seeking talented postdoctoral fellows to help develop the next generation of lentiviral vectors for improving cell-based therapy.  In particular, we seek candidates interested in using novel synthetic biology approaches to optimize the expression of chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) for T cell cancer therapy. The postdoctoral fellows will work in an interdisciplinary and highly dynamic environment in the newly launched Biological Design Center, and will be jointly advised by Dr. Wilson Wong and Dr. Ahmad (Mo) Khalil. The postdoctoral positions will provide unique training experiences in synthetic biology, mammalian genetics, and cancer immunotherapy. In addition, the postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to develop professional relationships with our industrial sponsor.

The ideal candidate must hold a Ph.D. degree and be a highly motivated, team-oriented researcher, capable of working independently and communicating effectively in a fast-paced setting.  The candidate should have solid experience in DNA assembly, tissue culture, and mammalian genetics.  Preference will be given to individuals with hands-on experience in mammalian gene expression control, rapid DNA assembly, human T cell engineering, or lentivirus production.

Interested candidates should submit their CV including names and contact information of three references and a brief description of their research experience and career goals via e-mail to wilwong at

We are always interested in recruiting bright, creative, and motivated people to join us.

For undergraduate students
If you are interested in joining our lab, please send your resume and a brief statement of research experience and objective to Prof. Wilson Wong.

For prospective graduate students,
Please apply to BME and MCBB program.

For postdoctoral scholar,
We are looking for motivated candidates with background in Synthetic Biology, Bioengineering, Molecular and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Neuroscience, or Biophysics. Strong preference will be given to candidates with expertise in modular gene assembly techniques (i.e. Gibson, golden gate, etc), biological network design and engineering, signaling, and/or mouse tumor models.

Successful candidate will be working in a highly unique and interdisciplinary research program that interfaces with synthetic biology, immunology, and cancer therapy. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a 1-2 page description of their research interests together with the names and addresses of three references via email to
Professor Wilson Wong
wilwong at

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