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Research Fellowship Opportunities

Genetics Postdoctoral Fellowship

Boston Children’s Hospital
Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

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, while
Dr. 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 a 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:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Summary of your research experience and interests
4. Reference list including contact information (minimum of 3)

Please compile all the documents into one PDF in the order listed above and email to

Postdoctoral Fellow opportunity in the D'Amato Lab at Boston Children's Hospital

The D’Amato Lab of the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to study the genetic control of ocular angiogenesis. The project investigates candidate genes implicated in the control of angiogenesis in the mouse eye. These candidate genes were identified through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of inbred mouse strains and validated in zebrafish. The fellow will lead a program to verify and elucidate the mechanism of action of these genes.


The ideal postdoc (MD or PhD) will have a strong background in molecular and mammalian genetics with an interest in vascular biology and ophthalmology. Candidates should be able to work independently and have strong English writing skills. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position is available immediately for two years with potential for renewal and is fully funded with benefits.

For informal queries, please contact Melissa Anderson,

Stem Cell Scientist

Location: South San Francisco, CA, USA

Summary: Senti Bio is seeking talented stem cell biologists to contribute to our early stage

projects, including the translation of novel technologies, protocol/process development, and

generation of pre-clinical data on key disease indications related to engineering of human stem

cells. A successful applicant will be able to independently drive a high risk/high impact research

program, work collaboratively with the broader scientific and business team to meet

milestones, and play a key role in building the culture of the company as it grows. Applicants

should have current knowledge of stem cell culture and differentiation tools and methods as

well as a mindset to deliver robust and practical solutions for long term commercial impact. We

are seeking individuals who are passionate about the future of “smart therapeutics” and have

the energy and boldness to thrive and grow in a startup environment.


  • Plan, perform, and interpret scientific experiments in a laboratory setting
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership in multiple parallel projects
  • Prepare regular presentations to the broader business and strategic team
  • Stay current with advanced molecular methods, scientific literature, and participate in

ideation and decision making meetings

  • Lead and propose “mini-projects” as needed, such as assessment of novel methods or


  • Assist in milestone planning, budgeting, and team building/training


  • Ph.D. or equivalent with expertise in stem cell biology or cell engineering
  • At least 2 years of stem cell engineering (ESC, iPSC, MSC, HSC), preferably for

therapeutic applications

  • Proficient with cell culture, cell analysis, and flow cytometry and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multi-functional team
  • Experience with in vivo animal studies a plus
  • Prior experience in a startup or industry role in therapeutic drug development a plus

Salary and Benefits:

  • Base pay, bonuses, and benefits to be determined based on application qualifications

with the aim of being competitive with similar roles in the area

  • Significant growth opportunity as the company expands

About: Senti Biosciences is a pioneering biotechnology startup developing novel therapeutics to

solve challenging and complex diseases. Founded in 2016 from an all-star team of synthetic

biologists from leading universities, Senti is creating world-class capabilities to design and

develop therapeutic cell circuits to improve human health. Headquartered in the San Francisco

Bay Area, Senti leverages expertise in bio-engineering and biological programming to build the

future of gene and cell based therapies.

To Apply:

Send an email with resume and cover letter to:

Assistant Professor of Biology: Infectious Disease, Oberlin College

The Oberlin College, Department of Biology invites applications for full-time tenure-track faculty position in Infectious Disease, beginning July 1, 2017

We seek individuals with expertise in immunology, parasitology, epidemiology, or a similar field, and in social factors that affect how disease is experienced. The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (currently 4.5 courses per year), including upper-level courses in infectious disease, introductory biology, and a non-majors course; mentor undergraduate research students;  engage in scholarly research; and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and committee service. 

Successful experience working with, teaching, or mentoring diverse groups is desirable. To be assured of consideration, submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference to by 17 October 2016

University of Sydney Cardiovascular Fellowship 2017

The Heart Research Institute (HRI) and the Charles Perkins Centre of the University of Sydney are seeking
exceptional national and international early to mid-career researchers with the potential to become global leaders
in cardiovascular research for the Sydney Cardiovascular Fellowships 2017.

These fellowships represent the most prestigious fellowships in Australia for early to mid-career cardiovascular
researchers, and are valued at $1,000,000 over a period of five years.

The HRI, in partnership with the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and
affiliated Medical Research Institutes represent the largest consortium of cardiovascular researchers in Australia.
The $500 million investment in the Charles Perkins Centre by the University of Sydney represents one of the
largest single investments in diabetes, obesity, and CV research globally.

Successful applicants will interact closely with the following research expertise already present at the HRI and Charles Perkins Centre research consortium:
Atherosclerosis and its complications
  • Vascular biology and thrombosis
  • Cardiometabolic disease
  • Cardiovascular tissue engineering and biomaterials
  • Cardiovascular genetics and sudden cardiac death
  • Thromboembolic diseases in diabetes and cancer
Applicants performing research in these or complementary areas will be considered.

For more information and to download detailed information on these fellowships visit 

Starting date for expressions of interest September 2016
Closing date for expressions of interest 14 October 2016
Candidates shortlisted and notified 18 November 2016
Shortlisted applicants first interview (Teleconference) Late November/early December 2016
Final applicant interviews (Sydney) January 2017


Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School are accepting applications for a clinical fellowship position in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology beginning July 2017.

This one-year fellowship involves highly specialized multidisciplinary training in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology.  The fellow will work under the supervision of the Neuro-Oncology staff to diagnose, treat and provide long-term follow-up for children with diverse CNS tumors.  The fellow is expected to develop a clinical research interest and complete a clinical research project during the course of the fellowship.  Additionally, the fellow will obtain training in areas related to neuro-oncology, including neuropathology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, neuropsychology and will have the opportunity to work closely with our neurosurgical colleagues.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a major phase I clinical trial center through both institutional and national consortiums.  The clinical research environment includes the Stop & Shop Family Brain Tumor Clinic which is a multidisciplinary tertiary clinic that comprises a full compliment of specialized medical, surgical, and psychosocial staff to care for pediatric brain tumor patients, their siblings and families.

Candidates should have prior fellowship experience in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.  International candidates are welcome to apply.

Letters of inquiry with a CV should be sent to:

Susan Chi, MD

Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

450 Brookline Avenue, Rm D3151

Boston, MA 02215

Tel: (617) 632-4386


Vaccine Development Post-doctoral position

A postdoctoral position is immediately available for research focusing on vaccine development against bacterial pathogens at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA USA.

The applicant would take primary responsibility for carrying out a project to develop novel vaccines directed against Salmonella and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, evaluate immune responses and protection in animal models, and prepare for clinical evaluation of these vaccines.  More basic scientific investigations of the mechanisms of immunity will also be part of the applicant’s projects. The applicant will have opportunities to work with multiple academic organizations and potential industrial partners.

Applicants are expected to have an excellent track record with strong expertise and experimental background in biochemistry and immunology techniques including protein purification and immune assays.

Requirements: Doctoral degree in biochemistry or immunology.

For more information or to apply, please send CV and names of 3 references to:

Dr. Yingjie Lu and Dr. Richard Malley, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Emails: and

Aldovini lab:Division of Infectious Diseases at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

A postdoctoral position is available in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to support in a research program on HIV biology and AIDS vaccine development. Highly motivated applicants must have a PhD or MD degree, strong experience in molecular biology and/or immunology techniques and good communication skills. 

Send curriculum vitae with names and addresses of three references to Dr. Anna Aldovini:

VLP Therapeutics

VLP Therapeutics, a well-funded vaccine therapeutic start-up supported by two of the most successful biotech entrepreneurs in the area: Drs. Sachiko Kuno &Ryuji Ueno, the original founders of Sucampo Pharma. 


VLP Therapeutics is expanding their cancer pipeline and is currently seeking a scientist with cancer vaccine or cancer immunology experience .  VLP Therapeutics  is a  well-funded vaccine start-up supported by two of the most successful biotech entrepreneurs in the area: Drs. Sachiko Kuno &Ryuji Ueno, the original founders of Sucampo Pharma. 

Candidates  should have strong writing & speaking ability; industry experience is great, but not required.  

Compensation: $70K, benefits, stock plan.  

If interested apply to :

Elizabeth Cho-Fertikh, PhD

Director, Science & Business Development

VLP Therapeutics

19 Firstfield Rd, Suite 100B

Gaithersburg, MD 20878


Direct: 703-340-9878

Research Fellowship in Vascular Biology

Positions are available for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows in the laboratories of Dr. Michael Rogers and Bruce Zetter in the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree along with strong oral and written English skills and a demonstrated ability to plan and complete projects with substantial organization and independence. The successful candidate will be expected to design and execute experiments, participate in the drafting of scientific publications and funding proposals, and, with direction from the PIs, may supervise students and technical support personnel.

Our current projects include: (1) development of a pipeline of assays to measure the activity of small molecule antizyme inhibitors for use as oncology therapeutics; (2) development of new drugs for the treatment of highly aggressive, metastatic cancers; (3); identification and characterization of endothelial markers of endometriotic and/or endometriosis endothelium; and (4) elucidation of the mechanism of endometriosis-associated pain. 

Work may begin as early as Fall 2016. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and is based on years of experience. Interested candidates should submit a C.V. and contact information, including phone numbers, for three references to:

Postdoctoral Position Department of Urology & Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children's Hospital

A joint postdoctoral position is open in the Department of Urology and the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children's Hospital. The labs are actively interrogating the urinary proteome and tissues of the urinary tract to identify novel and clinically relevant markers of urologic disease, in particular renal damage, urinary tract infection, and bladder dysfunction. Projects for this position will specifically focus on proteins involved with reactive oxidative stress and the regulation of the extracellular matrix as biomarkers of renal damage and determining their biologic and clinical significance and relationship to renal injury. Candidates with expertise in biochemistry and / or molecular biology are preferred. Experience with bioinformatic tools and network biology are encouraged, but not required.

Interested candidates should send their CV, 3 letters of reference, and a one page summary of research background and goals to: 

Nicholas Fisher
Research Administrator
Enders 1061
Department of Urology
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

NLP Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at Boston Children's Hospital

The Health Natural Language Processing Lab at Boston Children's Hospital is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to contribute to cutting edge research in the field of health natural language processing such as temporal relation extraction. Topics of study include lightly supervised or unsupervised methods, learning from vast amounts of unlabeled data, combining knowledge from multiple sources in and a candidate capable of deploying imaginative strategies and who is dedicated to solving complex and challenging problems within an interdisciplinary environment.

These studies provide an excellent opportunity for the Research Fellow to work within a multidisciplinary research team to explore advanced areas in health information technology. The Research Fellow will be encouraged to prepare and submit a career development award proposal as well as other research proposals as appropriate and to lead publications.

The fellowship includes an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School, as well as a hospital appointment at Boston Children's Hospital.a joint probabilistic framework. The research fellow will participate in designing innovative methods related to the processing of clinical narrative. The diversity of subject matter will require a creative mind


  • PhD degree in computer science, information science, computational linguistics, biomedical informatics, data mining, or a closely related field
  • Experience in research; ability to plan and carry out research experiments and projects
  • Candidates with experience in the areas of medical terminologies/ontologies, natural language processing/computational linguistics, and machine learning are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Programming experience in computer programming languages (e.g. Python, Java, C# etc)
  • Strong background in machine learning and statistical informatics methods
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required
  • Highly motivated, ability to identify potential problems and develop solutions
  • Works independently and participates productively as a team player

Application materials:

  • Coverletter/summary statement of personal objective and research interests
  • CV
  • Three letters of reference preferred, or contact info of references
  • Sample publication with clearly stated individual contributions


The position is available immediately and is renewable annually

How to apply:

Interested candidates should forward their application materials to: 

Prof. Guergana Savova
PI Natural Language Processing Lab Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue 
Mailstop: BCH3092 Enders 144.1
Boston, MA02115

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