The Chen and Mentzer labs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School (https://sites.google.com/view/chenlab-bwh-hms) have an opening for a Research Assistant/Visiting/Pre-med/Co-op student in biomechanics/biophysics/robotics/biomedical engineering areas.
Candidates with a background in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Physics, Biomedical Engineering (or any related field) with excellent credentials are encouraged to submit a full CV, a cover letter stating research experience and interests, and the contact information of 2-3 references to Dr. Zi Chen at zchen33(at)bwh.harvard.edu.
Our group strives to provide a stimulating, interdisciplinary environment with exciting research topics and excellent colleagues where the candidates are trained to become outstanding independent researchers, with sufficient freedom to explore their own ideas while working on well-designed projects. Current projects include mechanics of morphogenesis in early brain/heart/lung development, mechanical metamaterials, soft robotics, and cancer biophysics.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has been recognized for over a century as a leader in patient care, medical education and research, with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery. BWH is considered one of the best in the nation-named a top hospital by U.S. News & World Report for over 20 years, being the second largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the largest hospital in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, Massachusetts. Along with Massachusetts General Hospital, it is one of the two founding members of Mass General Brigham, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts. Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducts the second largest hospital-based research program in the world, with an annual research budget of more than $630 million. Pioneering achievements at BWH have included the world’s first successful heart valve operation and the world’s first solid organ transplant. BWH is ranked in the top three NIH research funded organizations for the past 25 years. There are over 3,500 active researchers at present and BWH researchers have been recognized with one Lasker Award, four MacArthur Fellows and three Nobel Laureates. Boston is the booming harbor of healthcare innovation, home to some of the most prestigious institutions in the world. BWH is centrally located in the heart of renowned Longwood Medical area, home to some of the world’s leading medical institutions and several colleges and universities. From Boston University to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, from Northeastern University to Boston Children’s Hospital and Merck pharmaceuticals, social and professional opportunities abound. MIT and Harvard are also just across the bridge. The proximity and partnerships give students and scientists unmatched access to some of the most sought-after internships, clinical rotations, and research opportunities available.