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Visiting Research Scientist
Harvard Medical School

Date Posted Jun. 1, 2022
Title Visiting Research Scientist
University Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, United States
Department Department of Surgery
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Flexible
  • Graduate Student
  • Robotics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Engineering Mechanics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

The Chen lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School ( has openings for Visiting Research Scientists and Pre-med students in solid mechanics/mechanical metamaterials/soft robotics/biomechanics areas.

Candidates with a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Physics, Biomedical Engineering (or any related field) with strong publication records are encouraged to submit a full CV, a cover letter stating research experience and interests, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Zi Chen at zchen33(at)

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.

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.

  • Mass General Brigham and Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an employee’s protected status, such as age, sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical or mental disabilities, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.

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Contact Information

  • Zi Chen
    Department of Surgery
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    75 Francis Street
    Boston, MA 02115
  • zchen33(at)


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