We welcome your interest in joining the Szostak Lab. Potential projects for new lab members include:
  • Stability, permeability, growth and division of fatty acid vesicles
  • Kinetic, structural or modeling studies of nonenzymatic RNA replication
  • Prebiotic chemistry of phosphorylation and phosphate activation
  • Synthesis and replication of alternative genetic polymers
  • Integration of replicating genetic materials with replicating vesicles

For those seeking a post-doctoral position, please send the following materials by email to: szostak@molbio.mgh.harvard.edu

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • three letters of recommendation

Graduate students already enrolled in a Harvard program should email Jack Szostak about doing a rotation.


Those interested in pursuing graduate study in the lab must do so through one of the PhD programs of Harvard University. Follow these links for information about how to apply.

PhD Programs at Harvard Medical School

PhD Programs at Harvard Integrated Life Sciences

Harvard undergrads interested in doing a research project in the lab should email Jack Szostak at: szostak@molbio.mgh.harvard.edu