Shao-Liang Zheng

Director of X-Ray Laboratory, Lecturer
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Harvard Employee since 2009

Shao-Liang Zheng profile

Q: What do you like best about working at Harvard?
A: Harvard respects its employees and creates an environment for career advancement. My colleagues are very kind and knowledgeable, and some of them have been working at Harvard for more than 25 years. They may have set out to find a job at Harvard, but they ended up with a career.

Q: What are your primary responsibilities in your current role?
A: I supervise and operate all aspects of the X-ray facility, from training new users to operate the machine and use the crystallography software to providing technical expertise and support for student-run studies. I collaborate with faculty on research projects using crystallography as an analytical tool. In addition, I teach a chemistry class on practical crystallography.

Q: What would you say to someone who is considering applying for a job at Harvard?
A: Working at Harvard can bring you respect and recognition from your peers. When you work at Harvard, you are able to contribute your expertise and experience while developing a rewarding career. It’s an opportunity to continue to learn and grow, and prepare yourself for future success.