Genetics Postdoctoral Fellowship
A genetics postdoctoral training fellowship is available to work in the laboratory of Elizabeth Engle MD, Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and an HHMI Investigator at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), in collaboration with the laboratory of Daniel MacArthur PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics at HMS and Associate Director of Medical and Populations Genetics at the Broad Institute and Mass General Hospital.
Dr. Engle is a neurogeneticist and developmental neurologist whose lab has defined a series of congenital syndromes that perturb cranial nerve development and result in disorders of eye and face movement, whileDr. MacArthur is a leader in the genomic analysis of large datasets in the context of rare disease, with a particular focus on neuromuscular disorders. The goal of their collaborative translational research is to identify and functionally study novel genetic causes of syndromic congenital cranial nerve disorders through analysis of whole genome sequence (WGS) data from 900 individuals (a cohort of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program).
The postdoctoral fellow will be supervised by Drs. Engle and MacArthur; home base will be in the Engle lab and the fellow will work closely with members of both the Engle and MacArthur research teams. The fellow will have ample opportunities to take advantage of the vibrant scientific community of BCH, HMS and its affiliated hospitals, and the Broad, and will likely interact with other investigators participating in the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program, supported by the NIH Common Fund.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and creative with the ability to learn quickly and to function both independently and within a team. S/he should also have:
- Ph.D. and/or M.D. training in genetics/genomics or related field
- Expertise working with next-generation sequence data
- Preferred background in neurodevelopment
- Proven research productivity as demonstrated in publications
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
How to Apply
Please submit the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Summary of your research experience and interests
- Reference list including contact information (minimum of 3)
Please compile all the documents into one PDF in the order listed above and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.