Postdoctoral Position - Structural Biologist/Biochemist

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. We empower exceptional scientists and students to pursue fundamental questions about living systems, and work to share scientific discoveries with researchers, students, and science-curious individuals around the world. Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2,500 people across the U.S. Visit to learn more about working at HHMI.

We have a postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of HHMI Investigator, Tobias Walther, Ph.D., and Robert V. Farese, Jr, M.D., who jointly run a highly collaborative group at the Harvard School of Public Health.

The Walther-Farese Laboratory studies the biochemistry of cellular lipid metabolism and homeostasis with a particular interest in neutral lipid synthesis and Lipid Droplet biogenesis. We seek an outstanding individual with Ph.D. training in biochemistry and/or structural biology to study the mechanistic basis of lipid synthesis and lipid droplet formation.

The successful candidate will be integral part of the structural biology group in our department at Harvard Medical School (

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in structural biology (X-ray crystallography, NMR or electron microscopy), biochemistry, or molecular biology and have a strong publication record.

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To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact information for three people who could provide letters of reference.

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