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Postdoctoral Fellow in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Position Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Benjamin de Bivort, in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. The de Bivort Lab aims to understand the neurobiological mechanisms of behavioral variation using techniques drawn from circuit-driven neuroscience, comparative genomics, and computational ethology, as they are manifested in fruit ?ies from the genus Drosophila.

The opening is for a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in some of the following areas: Drosophila genetics, Drosophila behavior assays at the larval and adult stages, sensory biophysics, behavioral assay development and instrument fabrication, and learning and memory. All candidates must have received a Ph.D. in a relevant field. The postdoc will be based at the Northwest Laboratories of Harvard University and have access to all the resources available through the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Department. The position is available for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal for a second or third year, and will include a competitive salary and full benefits. 

Interested candidates please contact Benjamin de Bivort at Applications should include: a cover letter, a brief description of past research accomplishments and future research goals, CV, and contact information for three references.

Basic Qualifications

Ph. D. in biology, genetics, evolutionary biology, or related field

Additional Qualifications

A successful applicant will have some of the following:
  • Extensive independent research experience
  • Creativity and independence
  • Genetic or molecular lab experience
  • Bioinformatics, or statistical genetics experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

Special Instructions

Application review will begin on July 8, 2024, and will continue until position is filled. Application should include:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Brief description of past research accomplishments and future research goals.
4. Names and contact information of 3 references

Contact Information

Contact Dr. Benjamin de Bivort ( with questions regarding the position or the application process.
For further information about the de Bivort Lab, please visit For further information about OEB, please visit

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Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required: 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed: 5

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