Research Environment & Opportunities

We are committed to training the next generation of scientists addressing fundamental biologic and immunologic questions; the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of immune-mediated disease; and immune engineering from vaccine biology to immunotherapy. Additionally, we are strongly committed to supporting the development of researchers from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive and collaborative environment.

Trainees at the Vinik Center enjoy the stimulating scientific environment, the multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to research, and the extensive opportunities for partnering with leaders at world-renowned institutions across the greater Boston area including the Harvard Medical School Program in Immunology, the Channing Division of Network Medicine, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Broad Institute, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, in addition to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Additionally, faculty are devoted to the career development of trainees and offer seminars and workshops in diverse areas including grant and paper writing, giving talks, reviewing papers, etc. 

Discover more about the Jeff and Penny Vinik Center for Translational Immunology Research including the cutting-edge research, dedicated research faculty, and research collaborations.

Postdoctoral researchers

We are always eager to add outstanding and passionate postdocs who are committed to a scientific career.  Interested applicants with experience in Immunology, Microbiology, Computational Biology or related fields should send a cover letter describing their prior work and current interest and a CV to the research faculty member of interest.

Technical Assistant Positions

College graduates considering medical or graduate school, or just interested in participating in biomedical research upon graduation are eligible for technical research positions. Applicants should be highly motivated, organized, passionate about biomedical research, and enthusiastic to work in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative environment. Experience or course work in Molecular Biology, Microbiology & Immunology, Chemistry, Biology, or Biochemistry is preferred. Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing their interest, a CV, and transcript to the research faculty member of interest.

House Staff

Clinicians in one of the Boston area programs who are interested in engaging in research during their internship or residency should directly contact the research faculty of interest.  For those interested in applying to the Allergy Immunology fellowship, see the Allergy and Immunology Training Program.  

Summer Internships

Summer Internships are available for rising juniors, seniors, or first-year medical students with a strong interest in biomedical research. Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing their interest, a CV, and transcript to the research faculty member of interest.