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Join Us!

We are always on the lookout for curious, motivated, and creative scientists to join our team!

Postdoctoral Fellows

Please send Alex ( your cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.

Ph.D. Rotation Students

Prospective graduate students must first be accepted into a Ph.D. program at Harvard University. Current Ph.D. students interested in rotating in the Kostic Lab please email Alex:


Current undergraduates interested in conducting research in the Kostic Lab should contact Alex ( with a cover letter and CV. Harvard College students are eligible for course credit or work-study support. For summer research, please apply through an official program such as the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program or Joslin Summer Student Research Internship.

Postdoctoral Fellow: Human-Microbiome Metabolic Symbiosis

The Kostic Lab seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with expertise in human and/or microbiome metabolism to join our team and push the frontiers of understanding of metabolism-based symbiosis between humans and their microbiomes.


The Kostic Lab, located at Harvard Medical School's Department of Microbiology and Joslin's Section on Integrative Physiology & Metabolism, provides an unparalleled environment and resources for the study of human microbiome influences on metabolism. Research at The Kostic Lab is focused on understanding the metabolic symbiosis between humans and their gut microbiomes, and the leveraging of this knowledge to develop the next-generation of microbiome-based therapies for metabolic and immune diseases.


The successful candidate will join a vibrant atmosphere at the cutting edge of the microbiology and metabolism fields, and enjoy the full benefit of resources available at Harvard University and Joslin. Kostic Lab alumni have placed at top tenure-track faculty and industry positions.



  • A PhD and/or MD, and a solid track-record of publication in well-established journals.

  • Experimental expertise in metabolic disease and/or microbiology.

  • Candidates belonging to underrepresented minority groups in STEM are particularly encouraged to apply.


To apply: Please send Alex ( your cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references. Please visit our website ( for more information.


Department of Microbiology, Harvard Medical School

Joslin Diabetes Center

1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA

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