Ya-Chieh Hsu and trainee at a lab bench

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdocs working in HSCRB have the unique advantage of a joint department, which ensures access to research resources and professional support at Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School.

Our research community is collegial and collaborative. Together with the broad range of affiliations across the Boston area, this provides our postdocs with unparalleled resources, facilities, and opportunities in stem cell and regenerative medicine.

Events for postdocs


The Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Seminar Series invites distinguished speakers from around the world to present their work and interact with our scientists. Our trainees participate in the series by engaging with the speakers in small groups as well as speaking in the series.

Journal Club

The postdoc-led HSCRB Journal Club is a monthly opportunity for the research community to discuss literature of interest.

HSCI Events

Harvard Stem Cell Institute events are open to stem-cell scientists working in laboratories across the university and its affiliated hospitals.

Resources for postdocs

FAS Office for Postdoctoral Affairs

The FAS Office for Postdoctoral Affairs serves postdocs, college fellows, and research associates across all Harvard-affiliated schools, centers, and institutes in Cambridge. They help postdocs to reach their career and professional development goals, and serve as a resource to campus constituents on postdoc life and work.

HMS Office for Postdoctoral Fellows

Through a combination of administrative initiatives and educational activities, the HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows helps postdoctoral fellows obtain the skills they need to pursue both academic and non-traditional careers in science and beyond. The office provides both career development guidance and ancillary research skills instruction.

FAS Postdoctoral Association

HSCRB postdocs can participate in the FAS Postdoctoral Association, a community run by postdocs that raises awareness of various career options and organizes networking events. Through their activities, they help integrate postdocs into the Boston Postdoc Community and build links with the National Postdoc Association.

Association of Postdoc Fellows at HMS

The Harvard Medical Postdoc Association unites postdocs in their common interests and shared concerns. They connect postdocs with common interests through mailing lists and in-person events, raise awareness of intramural and extramural resources, and create opportunities for career development and networking.

Scientist reading in the lab

Funding for postdocs

The HMS Office for Postdoctoral Affairs hosts a list of funding opportunities for postdocs.

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology hosts a list of organizations that offer funding for postdocs.

Postdoctoral Awards for Professional Development (PAPD)

HSCRB postdocs can apply for PAPD to support their professional development needs through Harvard’s FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. These awards provide reimbursement for activities such as courses, or travel to conferences and workshops, that cannot be funded by the individual’s PI.

Administrative support

The HSCRB Office of Faculty & Academic Affairs supports postdoctoral fellows by providing HR and logistical support, including questions concerning the appointment and reappointment process, visa sponsorship, payroll, taxes, maternal and paternal leave, and health and University benefits.

If you are an HSCRB postdoc and have questions about visa sponsorship, contact Sarah Hetman, Administrative Coordinator for Academic Affairs.

Harvard College Fellow positions

Each year, FAS departments offer College Fellowships in specialized academic areas. Descriptions of open positions and application deadlines are posted on a rolling basis.

Current academic positions at Harvard

Explore career opportunities in ARIeS, Harvard’s online portal for academic hiring.
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