The Shair lab welcomes you!

Our openings are listed below. We encourage you to reach out to us if you are interested in joining our effort.

Post-doctoral Fellow.

Candidates with experience and a track record of scientific accomplishment in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply: genomics, including ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, CRISPR-Cas9 screens and informatics; proteomics/phosphoproteomics; cancer biology; chemical biology; biochemistry; and organic synthesis. We are a scientifically diverse group focused on gaining deep insights into human disease and discovering and advancing the next generation of medicines. Candidates are expected to work in a team-oriented setting and have strong collaborative and communication skills. Must have a PhD or MD.

Research Assistant.

Candidates with strong experience in one or more of the following areas: ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, CRISPR-Cas9 screens, flow cytometry, molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, western blot and biochemistry. Research assistants are expected to be able to function highly independently in their technical area of expertise and also have strong collaborative and communication skills. Must have a 4-year college degree and previous experience in a research laboratory setting (not including classwork). Candidates seeking to join our group for 1 or 2 years before advancing to a PhD or an MD program are encouraged to apply.

Candidates can apply directly through the Harvard ASPIRE Recruitment Management System. To apply for Research Assistant I, enter 38956BR under Auto req ID. To apply for Research Assistant III, enter 38957BR under Auto req ID.


We encourage talented Harvard University undergraduates to apply.

Graduate students.

The Shair lab accepts graduate students from all programs affiliated with Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS), which includes Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), Chemical Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) and Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB).

To apply for Post-doctoral Fellow, Research Assistant and Undergraduate Opportunities.

Please complete the online form or email letter of interest documenting research experience and CV to

Marlene Takla: