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Available positions will be posted on this page. These listings are for postdoctoral research fellow positions. If you are interested in one of them, please contact the individuals named below. If you are seeking a research assistant position, please see the Boston Children's Hospital Human Resources web site.

Please see the current postings listed below:

NEONATAL NEUROLOGY FELLOW: BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL/HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY

The Department of Neurology at Boston Children's Hospital is seeking a Clinical Research Fellow in Neonatal Neurology. The fellow would take part in clinical neonatal neurology training and research projects.

Clinical training will include participation in the outpatient Neonatal Neurology Clinic, and the inpatient Neurocritical Care Consultation service that provides consults to three Newborn Intensive Care Units and a large Cardiac ICU, and attendance at relevant clinical conferences.

The fellow will play a key role in an ongoing Phase I/II trial of a novel anticonvulsant to treat neonatal seizures. This is a multicenter trial taking place in the Newborn Intensive Care Units of Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Tufts Medical Center, all in Boston. The fellow will participate in subject enrollment and monitoring, including EEG data monitoring and analysis.

The fellow will be primary investigator responsible for subject enrollment on weekdays, and will share weekend call for the study with other study investigators. Training in research methodology, statistical analysis and grant/manuscript writing is available and encouraged as a path to an academic career.

The ideal candidate should have completed training in pediatric neurology or neonatology and be interested in pursuing a career in clinical research in neonatal neurology. The start date for this position is July 1, 2014.

Interested applicants should direct inquiries to:
Janet Soul, MD,CM, FRCPC

Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School are Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employers. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.
 

POST-DOCTORAL POSTIONS IN CARDIAC REGENERATION RESEARCH, KüHN LAB, DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOLOGY, BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

We have advanced a new mechanistic model for growth and regeneration of the heart (Kuhn et al., Nature Medicine 2007, 8:962-969; Bersell et al., Cell 2009, 138:257-270). We are looking for post-docs for two research projects:

1.) Taking a chemical biology approach to direct differentiation and proliferation of heart muscle cells, cardiomyocytes. The project involves a cell-based screen of chemicals for the capacity to control cardiomyocyte differentiation and proliferation. This project is funded by the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and will be performed collaboratively between the Kuhn (http://kuhnlab.tchlab.org/) and Rubin labs (http://www.scrb.harvard.edu/lab/54/home). Experience and a strong interest in cell and chemical biology should be present. Skills in live cell imaging and screening are an advantage, including: quantitative image analysis, biology of cell division and proliferation, advanced statistics, computational science, and mathematical modeling.

 2.) Molecular programs of cardiomyocyte proliferation. This project involves isolation and characterization of regenerating cardiomyocytes using next-generation sequencing. Experience using molecular biology techniques (microarrays, sequencing), isolation of cells using FACS, and functional characterization of genes in cell culture systems is an advantage. This project is NIH-funded.

We are searching for applicants with excellent academic performance and first-author publications. Both projects are multi-disciplinary and involve experts from diverse fields of research. Excellent collaborative and communication skills in English are therefore essential. The selected applicants will be appointed as post-doctoral associate at Boston Children’s Hospital and post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, a summary of previous research experience, a one-page statement of research interests and plans, and three letters of reference to 1.)Chemcardregen@gmail.com, 2.) Profiling@gmail.com, and indicate for which position they apply.

Bernhard Kühn, MD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Children’s Hospital Boston, Department of Cardiology
Enders Building, Room 1212
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Phone 617-919-4712 / Fax 617-731-0787

Posted July 22, 2012

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN MICROFLUIDICS, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Areas of Interest: Microfluidics, single-cell assays, epigenomics.

Description: A new lab at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in microfludicis as applied to cellular assays. The researcher will be tasked with developing and applying custom microfluidic designs for genome-wide analysis of gene expression, epigenetic marks and other genomic properties of single cells and small samples. The projects will aim to elucidate epigenetic and regulatory alterations associated with pathological conditions in complex mammalian tissues. The researcher will have an opportunity to work in close cooperation with the experimental collaborators expert in the models, assays, and pathologies being investigated. Similarly, the researcher will be able to draw on the computational expertise of the lab for integrative analysis of genomic data.

Requirements:
- Excellent expertise in developing microfluidic devices for cellular assays.
- Strong interest in conducting collaborative research on regulation of mammalian tissues at a molecular level.
- Interest in next-generation sequencing assays.
- PhD degree in Engineering, Biophysics, or a related discipline.
- Track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

How to apply: Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for at least two references to Dr. Peter Kharchenko. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Posted March 30, 2012

SENIOR POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW OR INSTRUCTOR POSITION, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BOSTON

A senior postdoctoral research fellow or instructor position is available at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital to study cancer immunology. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. Successful candidate should have at least 3 first-author papers and will have strong background in immunology and/or cancer biology. If interested, please send a CV, a statement of research interests, as well as the names and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Hongbo R. Luo, Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital
811 Enders Building, 320 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-919-2303
e-mail: Hongbo.Luo@childrens.harvard.edu

website (Harvard Immunology)
website (Harvard BBS program)
website (Children's Hospital)

Children’s Hospital Boston is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/VEVRAA Employer and solicits applications from women and under-represented minorities.
Senior Research Fellow (Instructor), Cancer immunology

Posted February 20, 2012

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN CARDIAC REGENERATION RESEARCH, KUHN LAB, DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOLOGY, CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BOSTON AND DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

Our research focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of myocardial growth and regeneration, with the ultimate goal to develop innovative treatments for heart failure. We have advanced a new strategy based on understanding and controlling proliferation of heart muscle cells (Kuhn et al., Nature Medicine 2007, 8:962-969; Bersell et al., Cell 2009, 138:257-270). Our research is synergistic with efforts to generate heart muscle cells from stem cells.

A postdoctoral position is available in our lab to work on the mechanisms of cardiomyocyte proliferation. We are currently integrating results from gene expression analyses to identify important candidate genes for specific cardiac phenotypes. Applicants with relevant experience with molecular biology (PCR, qPCR, Western blots, immunostaining etc), functional genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and statistical analyses will pursue the functional characterization of selected candidate genes. Prior experience with gene targeting (including siRNA knockdown) to understand function along with generating and characterizing genetically modified mice is preferred.

We seek highly motivated, self-driven, creative, and technically accomplished researchers to direct the identification and functional characterization of the candidate genes and targets. Successful candidates with excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, good problem solving abilities and those capable of working both independently and in teams should apply. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to seek external salary support. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, a summary of previous research experience, a one-page statement of research interests and career plans, and three letters of reference to Bala Ganapathy.

Posted February 8, 2012

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, BOSTON AND HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

A postdoctoral/research associate position in retinal imaging is available with Dr. Anne Fulton in the Department of Ophthalmology, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School. Ongoing electrophysiological and psychophysical studies that complement the imaging allow for immediate collaborations with other members of the group. Our current NIH funded studies of retinopathy of prematurity include adaptive optics imaging of the neuro-sensory retina and studies of the choroidal and retinal blood flow. We estimate that there are in excess of 500 genotyped and clinically well-characterized patients with heritable retinal disorders available for new studies. 

Familiarity with adaptive optics imaging (OCT and SLO) and an interest in clinical problems are desirable. Experience with optics, electrical engineering, or control systems would be beneficial. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are critical. There is ample opportunity to partake of the academic resources of Harvard and the active vision research community in the Boston/Cambridge area. Salary follows NIH guidelines; excellent benefits are provided by Boston Children's Hospital. 

Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes information about research interests and skills, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. For further information or to submit an application, please contact Michele Weider.

Posted January 9, 2012

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY/ INNER EAR
HOLT LAB

Kirby Center for Neurobiology- Department of Otolaryngology
Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (USA)

Funding is available immediately for a postdoctoral research position in the laboratory of Jeffrey Holt, PhD, Associate Professor at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. The post-doctoral fellow will be involved with developing a novel mouse model to obtain regulatable expression of any gene of interest in hair cells of the mouse inner ear. Physiological, molecular and imaging assays will be used to determine the outcome of gene manipulation during the development of the inner ear and in adulthood.
Qualified candidates should have knowledge and expertise in molecular biology and related fields. Prior research in the auditory system is desirable, but not required.
The Holt lab is situated within the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center Children’s Hospital in the new Center for Life Sciences Building, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA, adjacent to Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. The postdoctoral research fellow will have ample opportunity to take advantage of the vibrant scientific community of Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals.
Applicants should send a CV, a statement of research interests and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Jeffrey R. Holt, CLS12251, Children’s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 or email to Jeffrey Holt.

Website

Posted November 2, 2011

 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION: SENSORY PHYSIOLOGY/ INNER EAR
GELEOC LAB

Kirby Center for Neurobiology- Department of Otolaryngology
Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (USA)

A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Gwenaelle Géléoc, PhD, Assistant Professor at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, to identify and study candidate molecules that contribute to hair cell function in the developing mouse inner ear. We use transgenic mouse models and adenoviral constructs to examine the function of hair cell genes. Assays include electrophysiological recordings, imaging and expression analysis.
Qualified candidates should have knowledge and expertise in electrophysiology. Added knowledge and expertise with molecular biology techniques will be considered as a plus. Prior research in the auditory system is desirable but not required.
The Géléoc lab is situated within the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center at Children’s Hospital in the new Center for Life Sciences Building, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA, adjacent to Harvard Medical School.
Applicants should send a CV, a statement of research interests and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Gwenaelle Géléoc, CLS12252, Children’s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 or email to Gwenaelle Geleoc.

Website

Posted November 2, 2011

 

The Levy laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School studies development of novel vaccines for newborns and infants. We seek a highly skilled and motivated post-doctoral scientist with background in Immunology (experience in lymphocytes research a plus) to lead a project on design of novel adjuvanted neonatal vaccines. On a global basis, over 2,000,000 newborns and infants less than 6 months of age die each year due to infection. There is thus an unmet medical need for improved neonatal vaccines. The project will employ recent knowledge in the areas of innate immune pathways (TLRs/inflammasome) and nanoparticle technology to enhance neonatal immune responses in vitro and in vivo. Studies will include work with human cord bood-derived antigen-presenting cells, T and B lymphocytes as well as in vivo neonatal animal immunization models. Our laboratory is dynamic, international, supportive and productive. Excellent opportunities for publication, attendance at scientific meetings, and career advancement. The applicant should have obtained their PhD within the last 1-3 years. Interested applicants should e-mail their CV as well as arrange to have 3 statements of reference e-mailed to Dr. Ofer Levy MD, PhD.

Posted November 2, 2011

Research Fellowship in Biomedical Informatics and Predictive Medicine

Our group develops novel methods for predicting future medical risks by integrating diverse sources of clinical, pharmacological and biological information. We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated researcher with a strong analytical background to explore cutting-edge Bayesian and network-based methods for prediction from large biomedical databases. The successful candidate will have a background in biomedical informatics, computer science and mathematics, and have obtained a PhD no longer than 2 years ago. The position requires creativity, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work within an interdisciplinary environment. The group is an integral part of the rich research, scientific and academic environment of Harvard Medical School and the Longwood Medical Area. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position, and letters of reference to Dr. Ben Reis.

Some papers of interest:

Reis BY, Kohane IS, Mandl KD. Longitudinal histories as predictors of future diagnoses of domestic abuse: modelling study. BMJ. 2009 Sep 29;339:b3677

Reis BY, Kohane IS, Mandl KD. An epidemiological network model for disease outbreak detection. PLoS Med. 2007 Jun;4(6):e210.

Reis BY, Pagano M, Mandl KD. Using temporal context to improve biosurveillance. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Feb 18;100(4):1961-5.

Posted October 26, 2011

 Postdoc position in genetic and epigenetic regulations ... Department of Urology, Pathology

My laboratory is looking for highly motivated postdoctoral candidates who are interested in genetic and epigenetic regulations of mammalian tissue-specific progenitor cells. Recent PhD graduates or PhD candidates with strong biochemical and/or developmental biology background are encouraged to apply. If you are interested or want to know more about this opportunity, please feel free to contact me at:

X. Sean Li, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery/Urology, Pathology
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

office: 617 919 2703
email: Sean Li
Posted October 24, 2011

Postdoctoral fellowship position in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital, Boston/Harvard Medical School is available for an outstanding and motivated scientist to study regulation and composition of the Vibrio cholerae biofilm matrix in vitro and in vivo. He or she will join a group of scientists who are studying diverse aspects of Vibrio cholerae pathogenesis using abiotic, invertebrate, and vertebrate models of cholera infection.

Laboratory websites:

http://www.childrenshospital.org/cfapps/research/data_admin/Site2230/mainpageS2230P0.html
http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/bbs/fac/Watnick.html

Recent relevant publications from the laboratory are:

  • Houot L. Chang S. Absalon C, Watnick PI, Vibrio cholerae PTS control of carbohydrate transport, biofilm formation, and colonization of the germ-free mouse intestine, Infect Immun, 2010; 78:1482-94.
  • Houot L, Chang S., Pickering BS, Absalon C, Watnick, PI, The PTS regulates Vibrio cholerae biofilm formation through multiple independent pathways, J Bacteriol, 2010; 192 :2055-67.
  • Absalon C, Van Dellen K, and Watnick PI, A communal adhesion mediates attachment of biofilm and bystander cells to surfaces, PLoS Pathogens, 2011; 7:e1002210.

Our laboratory, which is affiliated with the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School, is located within the Division of Infectious Diseases and next to the Harvard Medical School Quadrangle, providing a very exciting environment for scientific research.

Recent graduates who have a background in microbial genetics and pathogenesis are especially encouraged to apply.

Please send Curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to:

Paula Watnick, M.D. Ph.D.
Division of Infectious Diseases
Children’s Hospital, Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Posted October 14, 2011

The Disease Biophysics Group at Harvard currently has postdoctoral positions open for candidates with doctoral degrees and experience in cellular neuroscience.

There are currently four positions open:
1. Elucidating the cellular pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury
2. Elucidating the effects of traumatic injury on neural progenitor cells
3. Developing novel in vitro models of neurodegenerative diseases and cord injury
4. Tissue engineering brain tissue for drug discovery assays

Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in neuroscience, neurophysiology, or similarly related field. Candidates should have demonstrated publication records in the fields such as cellular electrophysiology, molecular neuroscience, or integrin signaling during axonal pathfinding.

Applications in the form of a single PDF file containing a cover letter, resume, and up to three examples of first author papers should be forwarded to Prof Kit Parker. A list of references should be submitted with the resume with the contact information of no less than three reviewers. Please forward resumes to kkparker@seas.harvard.edu with “Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship Position” in the subject line.

Posted October 14, 2011

Postdoctoral Research Fellows, Innate immunity and inflammation
Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital

Postdoctoral positions are available at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital to study signal transduction in innate immune system. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. If interested, please send a CV, a statement of research interests, as well as the names and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Hongbo R. Luo, Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital
811 Enders Building, 320 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-919-2303
e-mail: Hongbo.Luo@childrens.harvard.edu;

Harvard Immunology
Harvard BBS program
Children's Hospital

Children’s Hospital Boston is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/VEVRAA Employer and solicits applications from women and under-represented minorities

Posted October 10, 2011

 Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience

The Smith College Program in Neuroscience invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning July 1, 2012. The Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellowship is a continuing initiative at Smith College that offers a combined teaching and research postdoctoral position at a selective liberal arts college. Teaching responsibilities are two courses each year, to include contributions to the program’s sophomore experimental methods course and a course within the candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate will also conduct independent research with the focus aligned to a current Neuroscience faculty member's research program (e.g. neuroendocrinology, neurodevelopment, neuropharmacology, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience; see http://www.science.smith.edu/departments/NeuroSci/ for a complete list of faculty research interests and facilities). A Ph.D. is required, and a commitment to undergraduate education is essential.

Exceptional resources to support research and teaching include an AAALAC-accredited animal care facility, a zebrafish facility, the Centers for Molecular Biology, Proteomics, and Microscopy & Imaging. Departments and Programs in Psychology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, and Environmental Science & Policy facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life for faculty and students, as well as collegial opportunities for teaching and research.

Submit application at http://jobs.smith.edu with cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, and a statement identifying a faculty research project of interest to you. Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2011. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.

Posted October 10, 2011

A post-doctoral training fellowship is available to work in the laboratory of Dr. John Manis, Assistant Professor of Pathology at Children’s Hospital Boston. The Manis lab focuses on the response to and repair of programmed DNA breaks that occur during B cell development. Errors in the repair of these programmed double strand breaks required for immunoglobulin class switching are thought to result in oncogenic translocations commonly seen in human B cell lymphoma. We seek to elucidate the role of the DNA damage response (DDR) pathway in the development of germinal center B cell lymphoma, focusing on members of the DDR pathway including ATM, 53BP1, and H2AX. The fellow will focus on imaging and analyzing programmed DNA breaks of the immunoglobulin locus. Work will involve generating novel mouse models relevant for understanding lymphomagenesis. A strong background in molecular genetics and immunology is preferred. The fellow will work closely with other members of the Manis research team as well as the larger Children’s Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School Immunology and Cancer Biology community.

The Manis lab is situated within the Children’s Hospital in the Enders Research Building, 320 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA, adjacent to Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. The fellow will have ample opportunities to take advantage of the vibrant scientific community of Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals.

Applicants should send resumes and 3 references to Daniella Geanuracos, Enders 809 Children’s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 or email to john.manis@childrens.harvard.edu. Children’s Hospital Boston is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/VEVRAA Employer and solicits applications from women and under-represented minorities.

Posted September 28, 2011

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION TO STUDY THE MECHANISMS OF SYNAPSE FORMATION AND NEURONAL SURVIVAL IN THE INNER EAR
A postdoctoral position is available immediately at Boston Children's Hospital to study the roles of trophic factors in the formation, function and degeneration of the inner ear. This project is a collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Charles Liberman at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

PhD in Neuroscience or equivalent is required. The successful candidate should have a solid background in cell-molecular biology. Experience in imaging and/or electrophysiology is a plus.

Relevant background papers include:

  • Stankovic K, Rio C, Xia A, Sugawara M, Adams JC, Liberman MC, Corfas G. (2004) Survival of adult spiral ganglion neurons requires erbB receptor signaling in the inner ear. J Neurosci; 24:8651-8661.
  • Sugawara M, Corfas G, Liberman MC. (2005) Influence of supporting cells on neuronal degeneration after hair cell loss. JARO; 6:136-147.
  • Sugawara M, Murtie J, Stankovic K, Liberman MC and Corfas G. (2007) Dynamic patterns of Neurotrophin 3 expression in the postnatal mouse inner ear, J Comp Neurol; 501:30-37.
  • Gomez-Casati ME, Murtie J and Corfas G. (2009) Cell-specific inducible gene recombination in postnatal inner ear supporting cells and glia J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 11:19-26.
  • Gomez-Casati ME, Murtie J, Rio C, Stankovic K, Liberman MC and Corfas G. (2010) Nonneuronal cells regulate synapse formation in the vestibular sensory epithelium via erbB-dependent BDNF expression. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107:17005-10.

Please send curriculum vitae, research interests, and names of three references to:
Gabriel Corfas, Ph.D.
Neurobiology Program
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Gabriel Corfas, PhD
Posted December 10, 2010

The Psychology Department at Emmanuel College invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Neuroscience, beginning in the Fall of 2011. Area of expertise is open, however, preference will be given to applicants with cognitive and/or behavioral areas of interest in teaching and research. Candidates are expected to be able to teach courses related to their specialty and any of the research-based courses in the department, including Quantitative Methods, Research Methods, and Experimental Psychology. They are also expected to develop new courses that can strengthen the overall program, particularly the Neuroscience Concentration. The teaching load for faculty at this rank is three courses per semester.

Candidates should have a cohesive, sustainable line of research that can involve undergraduate students as research assistants. Experience mentoring undergraduate students on empirical research, either as part of their own scholarship or on independent student projects, is preferred.

All full time faculty are expected to serve on college committees, advise undergraduate majors, and be involved in departmental planning.

REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates must have previous teaching experience, as the course instructor, at the undergraduate level and have a Ph.D. at time of appointment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three references. In order to be considered for this position you must include all three documents. Statements of teaching philosophy and research interests are also encouraged, as are teaching evaluations for all prior courses.
Send to:
Christopher Benjamin
Research Associate,
Harvard Medical School & Gaab Laboratory
office: (857) 218 5208; (617) 355 0400
waltham: (781) 216 1931
fax: (617) 730-0518

No applications will be reviewed after 5th November, 2010
Posted November 2, 2010.

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The Levy laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School studies immunity of newborns and infants. We seek a highly skilled and motivated post-doctoral scientist with background in Immunology (experience in lymphocytes research a plus) to lead a project on design of novel adjuvanted neonatal vaccines. On a global basis, over 2,000,000 newborns and infants less than 6 months of age die each year due to infection. There is thus an unmet medical need for improved neonatal vaccines. The project will employ recent knowledge in the areas of innate immune pathways (TLRs/inflammasome) and nanoparticle technology to enhance neonatal immune responses in vitro and in vivo. Studies will include work with human cord bood-derived antigen-presenting cells, T and B lymphocytes. Our laboratory is dynamic, international, supportive and productive. Excellent opportunities for publication, attendance at scientific meetings, and career advancement. The applicant should have obtained their PhD within the last 1-3 years. Interested applicants should e-mail their CV as well as arrange to have 3 statements of reference e-mailed to Dr. Ofer Levy MD, PhD.
Posted April 6, 2010

Research Position in Cognitive Neuroscience

Applications are invited for a Research Position in Cognitive Neuroscience in the Kreiman Lab at Children's Hospital Harvard Medical School. The lab is interested in the neuronal circuits and mechanisms involved in visual object recognition. The lab is searching for an innovative, enthusiastic and quantitative researcher with experience and interest in Neuroscience, Psychophysics and Vision. Please submit your application including CV, list of publications and names of three possible references to Gabriel Kreiman, PhD

Gabriel Kreiman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Program in Neuroscience, Department of Ophthalmology
Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Center for Brain Science, Harvard University
Swartz Center for Theoretical Neuroscience
1 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115

For more information and recent publications, see Kreiman Lab web site
Posted November 27, 2009


Post-doctoral fellowships in cardiac regeneration

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Bernhard Kühn in the Department of Cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital, with appointment as Research Fellows at Harvard Medical School. We study myocardial regeneration, a rapidly growing area with a high impact on regenerative medicine. Using a combination of molecular and cellular biology, mouse genetics, and protein biochemistry to study the mechanisms of cardiomyocyte proliferation and its control for therapeutic purposes, such as stimulating regeneration after heart failure, we seek to overturn conventional notions about the heart's ability to heal itself. Further details on our approach and recent publications from the laboratory are available on our web site.

This search is for two open positions: one for a project to study intracellular signal transduction mechanisms that control cardiomyocyte proliferation, and one to address the cellular mechanisms of cardiomyocyte proliferation using in vivo microscopy techniques. Thus, prior experience in signal transduction research or in situ video microscopy is desired. The laboratory is equipped for cell and molecular biology, mouse genetics, and small animal cardiovascular manipulations and analyses.

We seek highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who work well in teams. We offer a high level of autonomy and foster creativity and innovation. Qualified scientists and physician-scientists interested in cardiac regeneration are encouraged to apply. This search is for individuals with an ambition for challenging projects that require unusual approaches.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, a summary of previous research experience, a one-page statement of research plans, and three letters of reference to Carmen Popovici.

Bernhard Kühn, MD
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Associate in Cardiology, Boston Children's Hospital
Enders Building, Room 1261
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Phone 617-919-4712 / Fax 617-731-0787

Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School are Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employers.
Posted November 23, 2009

Postdoctoral positions are available at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position studying cardiac specification and development in William Pu's group at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Pu's lab is a member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and affiliated with the Department of Genetics of Harvard Medical School. The position will involve using ES and iPS systems to model cardiogenesis and investigate the pathogenesis of congenital heart disease. Applicants should have a PhD in a suitable discipline and experience in molecular biology. Experience in ES cell culture or iPS derivation and culture is desirable. Model systems include cultured cell lines, primary cardiomyocyte culture, differentiated embryonic stem cells, and genetically engineered mice. The successful candidate should demonstrate an excellent research and publication record, have plentiful energy and self-initiative, and be a good team player. Effective communication in English is required. Salsary will be commensurate will experience and training, and will be guided by NIH salary guidelines for postdoctoral trainees.
Contact: William Pu, MD
Pu lab website
Posted November 9, 2009

Positions available

We study regulation of gene expression during cardiovascular development and heart disease. I have multiple post-doctoral fellow positions open and would like to have the news spread.

Here is the link to the Wang Cardiovascular lab website.

We are always seeking highly motivated graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with a strong interest in developmental biology to functionally characterize transcription factors and microRNAs in the cardiovascular and muscle systems using combination of in vitro and in vivo approaches, including transgenesis and gene knockout studies. Successful candidate should have a recent Ph.D. or M.D. degree, with strong background in one or more of the following areas: mouse genetics, cell biology and molecular biology, development biology and cardiovascular physiology. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to have strong work ethic, excellent organizational and communication skills, and critical thinking abilities.

The Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School is the preeminent medical school in the country. Located in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, they offer a very rich and varied academic and cultural environment.

Inquiries about postdoctoral fellowships should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references.

Please send all inquiries to:

Da-Zhi Wang, PhD
Cardiovascular Research Division
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
E-mail: Da-Zhi Wang, PhD
Posted October 9, 2009

  

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