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Postdoctoral Position at Boston Children’s Hospital
A postdoctoral position is available in the Division of Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Our translational laboratory focuses on understanding rare disease mechanisms and on identifying therapeutic targets in neurodevelopmental disorders using state of the art molecular approaches.
Competitive applicants are required to have a Ph.D. degree with a strong laboratory background in Molecular Genetics and/or Molecular Pharmacology. Preference is given to applicants with experience in molecular cloning, cell and tissue culture, small molecule screening and drug delivery in disease models.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and the names of 3 references to the below address. Pre-inquiries are welcome.

Olaf Bodamer, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMG

Park Gerald Chair of Genetics and Genomics

Division of Genetics and Genomics,

Boston Children’s Hospital (posted 2.14.20)

Harvard (Cambridge, MA) – Staff Scientist 1 – Dept of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Reporting to Professor Lee Rubin, Dept of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Scientist will lead a team of researchers (postdoctoral fellows and research assistants) in the Rubin lab and in other labs at Harvard working on therapeutics projects, ranging from neurodegenerative and neuromuscular disorders to diabetes to cardiovascular disease. Most of the projects make use of pluripotent cells or tissue-specific stem cells. The group designs, develops, and performs assays to identify drugs, drug targets, and disease-associated signaling pathways.

Job-Specific Responsibilities:
- With the PI, plan overall research goals, set timelines for multiple projects, and independently execute research plans with lab personnel.
- Design, with individuals or research teams, assays that optimally reflect relevant cellular behaviors. Screen chemical and other types of libraries to identify screening “hits” or therapeutic relevance. Translate screening hits into mechanistic insights and Guide cell production, modify and/or develop new protocols, procedures, techniques or applications of technology; integrate new findings in the field.
- Transfer benchtop assays to robotic screening platforms, perform assays, and evaluate screening data in collaboration with the research team members.
- Supervise a research assistant responsible for cell culture, automated immunohistochemical staining, robotic liquid handling platforms, and chemical inventory.
- Contribute to writing research proposals and progress reports for multiple funding agencies and manuscripts/publications and/or presentations of research results. Summarize and present research results at internal and collaborative group meetings.
- Manage and maintain highly specialized screening equipment – including high content screening microscopes and liquid.
- Manage and maintain Therapeutic Screening Center (TSC) chemical compound library and database.
Basic Qualifications: PhD in developmental biology, neuroscience, molecular biology, or biochemistry and 7+ years of experience (including postdoctoral research) are required. Prior experience developing assays is required.
Complete job listing via Harvard Human Resources (job code: 51382BR)  (posted 1.21.20)


Research Scientist - ICON - Location: Cambridge, MA.
Who are We? ICON is a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. We specialize in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support Clinical Development - from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies.
Benefits of Working at ICON: Other than working with a great team of smart and energetic people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. We provide our Research Scientist with an excellent benefits package that includes a comprehensive health plan, retirement plans, competitive pay, vacation, and an annual incentive plan to reward performance.
Job Responsibilities: The Research Scientist is responsible for (1) clinical sample testing including wetbench and data analysis, (2) development and validation of clinical assays on next generation sequencing (NGS), digital PCR, real-time PCR, or other platforms, (3) drafting SOPs, workbooks, validation plans and reports and (4) technical presentations for internal audience and customers. He/she will work in a CLIA/CAP lab and need to perform the functions of nucleic acid isolation, nucleic acid quantification, clinical sample testing, data analysis, recording, and reporting laboratory results as directed.
The candidate should have PhD/MS in molecular biology, genetics, genomics or related fields. A minimum of 2 years post graduate experience in NGS analysis is preferred. A background in oncology and clinical assay development experience is a plus. The candidate should have hands-on experience with molecular techniques. Fluent usage of informatics tools e.g. UCSC genome browser, NCBI tools, COSMIC, IGV are required. Programming skills are not required but appreciated. The candidate should also have strong communication skills and like to work in a collaborative environment.
More details and to apply via Indeed

Brigham and Women’s Hospital - Stepping Strong Injury Prevention and Intervention Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2020 | Online submission preferred
Please email all materials to the Injury Prevention Project Manager, Cheryl Lang at
and copy the Program Director, Molly Jarman, at
If mail submission is necessary, please contact us in advance for mail submission address.
The Stepping Strong Injury Prevention and Intervention Program (SSIPP) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA is currently accepting applications for its inaugural Injury Prevention Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year.   
SSIPP is a newly established program within the BWH Division of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care seeking to reduce the burden of traumatic injury in Boston and beyond by promoting evidence-based injury prevention activities through community outreach, research, and professional development activities. SSIPP brings together injury prevention experts from BWH and the Harvard Medical School community, serving as a shared resource for all injury prevention activities following the injury prevention model established by the Centers for Disease Control National Center for Injury Prevention. SSIPP priority areas include older adult falls, firearm injury, and long-term injury outcomes.
The SSIPP Injury Prevention Postdoctoral Fellowship is intended for recent graduates of doctoral programs in public health or related academic fields (i.e. PhD, ScD, DrPH) with interests in injury prevention and/or health outcomes following injury. The program is ideal for early career scientists seeking additional experience in project management, study design, and analysis, as well as an opportunity to work in a healthcare setting while gaining knowledge related to clinical practice and outcomes. SSIPP is partnering with the Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH) to facilitate this postdoctoral fellowship, granting access to the data science & analysis resources, research methods curriculum, weekly works-in-progress seminars, and other professional development opportunities. The fellow will be paired with a research methodology and clinical mentors. Anticipated research projects include an evaluation of pedestrian safety and EMS response in Boston and evaluation of falls prevention programs for older adults.
All applicants must have a PhD or equivalent academic degree in a Public Health discipline or related field.
The selected candidate will be appointed for one year, with the opportunity to renew the appointment for a second year pending performance review. Salary will be commensurate with experience, based on National Institute for Health guidelines for postdoctoral trainees. Benefits include comprehensive health insurance, optional dental, vision, and retirement plans, and reimbursement for conference travel related to SSIPP projects. BWH is a Harvard Affiliated Teaching Hospital, and the SSIPP with be eligible for appointment at the Harvard Medical School.
• All application materials must be received by Midnight on March 31, 2020
• Applicants under consideration will be contacted to schedule phone interviews by April 15, 2020
The following items are considered in the application process:  
1. Current CV
2. Recent writing sample (peer reviewed manuscript or pre-print) 
3. Candidates selected for interview will be asked to submit two letters of recommendation (one from doctoral advisor or thesis committee member)  
Application materials & queries should be emailed to:    Please copy:
Cheryl Lang, MPH                                                           Molly Jarman, PhD, MPH
Project Manager, SSIPP                                                  Director, SSIPP                                       
If mail submission is necessary, please contact us in advance for mail submission address.   (posted 1.21.20)

HMX Online Education Positions. HMX is looking for postdoctoral researchers and clinical fellows in the HMS community who have research or clinical experience in the field of cancer and are interested in gaining experience in online education. This is a paid opportunity.
HMX offers fully online courses intended for students who have an interest in health care careers as well as professionals working in life science and health care related careers. We are currently recruiting HMX interns to staff two courses: (1) Cancer Genomics and Precision Oncology, and (2) Immuno-oncology. More information about these courses can be found here:
Initially, HMX interns will moderate the HMX "Ask a Question" forums in these courses. Responsibilities include monitoring the discussion forums on a regular basis, responding to student questions about the course content, and escalating questions appropriately to the HMX staff. There may also be opportunities to provide feedback on and develop course content, or to participate in other collaborations with HMX. The workload will be variable but generally will be around 5 hours of work per week, which can be done remotely at flexible hours. Successful candidates will be part of a small team of moderators, which provides additional flexibility for busy schedules.
Any current postdoctoral researchers or clinical fellows with a PhD or MD are welcome to apply. If interested, please email the HMX Curriculum Coordinator, YeaRim Oh ( with your current CV, and a cover letter indicating which course(s) you would like to moderate, describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, and providing your availability over the next 12 months. (posted 1.8.20)

Postdoctoral position - The Krichevsky Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) / Harvard Medical School (HMS) is looking to recruit two postdoctoral fellows interested in non-coding RNA biology and translational potential in neurological disorders associated with aging, including malignant brain tumors and Alzheimer’s disease.
The laboratory is focusing on 1) diverse regulatory mechanisms of microRNA, lncRNA, and other classes of non-coding RNA; 2) development of RNA-targeting strategies and delivery approaches for the brain and CNS, based on oligonucleotides, small molecules, and gene-editing technologies, and 3) extracellular vesicles and exRNA in cell-to-cell communication in the brain. Our goal is to develop a new class of drugs for currently incurable neurologic diseases.
One project will focus on pre-clinical development of miRNA targeting in glioblastoma brain tumors. Another project will advance ncRNA-based neuroprotective strategies for Alzheimer’s disease, based on human neurons and animal models of neurodegeneration. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a strong background in cancer or neurobiology and a proven academic publication track record.
Required qualifications:
• PhD or MD/PhD degree in molecular, cell, cancer biology or neurobiology
• Strong publication record • Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Strong analytical skills • Computational/bioinformatics skills are a plus
• Ability to work within a collaborative environment
BWH and Harvard Medical School provide outstanding research environment with great collaborations and resources for dedicated scientists. Applicants should send a CV, cover letter, and contact information for at least two references to with subject line “Postdoctoral Candidate" (posted 11.18.19)


Harvard University -  Biosafety Officer, Department:  Environmental Health and Safety - Longwood campus
Summary: The Biosafety Officer is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Harvard University Biosafety and Laboratory Safety Programs at the Longwood campus in Boston, Massachusetts.  This position is under the supervision of the Director of Laboratory Safety & Biosafety and will perform duties in Biosafety and Laboratory Safety in a multi-disciplinary Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) environment with strong emphasis on research laboratory safety (biological and chemical safety, occupational safety & health, industrial hygiene and radiation protection).  The primary purpose of this position is to provide services directly to the clients through field consultations, technical assistance, inspections, training, protocol review, data collection and analysis.  This position also provides emergency response support on a team rotation basis.  As a member of the EH&S team, this person works together with the Laboratory Safety staff to assist with the development of university-wide biosafety and lab safety programs.
Reports To:  Associate Director of Biosafety
Detailed job description and to apply  (posted 11.18.19)

Multiple Postdoctoral Fellow Positions | The Anderson Lab | Beth-Israel Deconness Medical Center

The Anderson Lab is looking to recruit several postdoctoral fellows interested in pursuing one or more topics that investigate the behavioral neuronal circuits and genetic and immune pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorder:
Mapping the Behavioral Neuronal Circuits of Genetic forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder
The fellow will use the methods illustrated in our publication Krishnan et al. Nature 2017. They will combine stereotaxic brain injections of engineered Cre-conditional AAV viral vectors (shRNA, cDNA, and gRNA/Cas9), engineered Cre-conditional genetic autism model mice, behavioral testing, in vivo (optogenetic slice patch clamp electrophysiology) and in vitro (cell-type and region targeted genetically encoded Ca2+ reporter microscopy in vivo during unrestrained behavior) neuronal circuit analysis, and single and dual site chemogenetics to understand how distinct neuronal circuits underlie the distinct autism-associated problems in sociability and social vocalizations; exaggerated fear behavior; aggressive behavior; and self-injurious behavior found in mouse models of genetic forms of human autism spectrum disorder. They will also use whole brain imaging (clearing/light sheet microscopy; sectioning/whole slide scanning) with temporally locked activity reporters to map the aberrant circuit activities during autism genetics-induced dysregulated behavior. In collaboration with others in the lab, they will use single cell and spatial transcriptomics to understand autism gene-induced dysregulated gene expression of specific cell-type in the circuits as a basis of the behavioral and circuit dysfunction.
Human Postmortem Brain Transcriptomics in Autism Spectrum Disorder
The fellow will be responsible for developing methods to analyze the transcriptome of human postmortem brain tissues from controls and those with autism spectrum disorder, emphasizing immune-related brain tissue pathologies and in separate studies, the behavioral neuronal circuits. They will use single cell (nuclei) sequencing and spatial transcriptomics. Expertise in bioinformatics/computational biology and molecular biology strongly preferred.
Immune Pathogenesis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
The fellow will be responsible for developing mouse models (genetic and maternal immune activation) that reproduce a T-lymphocyte immune neuropathology we recently uncovered in the human autism spectrum disorder postmortem brain (DiStasio et al. Annals of Neurology 2019).
All projects are being conducted in close cooperation with the experts in bioinformatics, providing an excellent opportunity for collaborative research. Harvard Medical School and the Department of Biomedical Informatics also provides for a rich scientific environment, with a number of relevant seminar series, invited speakers, and many neighboring laboratories working on related projects.
PhD in Neuroscience, Physiology, Molecular Biology, or Computational Biology or other related discipline is required. A strong record of publications in the field is desired.
To apply – please send cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for at least two references to Matthew P. Anderson, MD, PhD at Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Please specify which projects you are interested in. (Posted 9.25.19)

Assistant Professor in Microbiology | Wheaton College
Wheaton College (Norton, MA) seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology with expertise in microbiology. The 3/2 teaching responsibilities include a course in general microbiology, introductory biology (Cells & Genes and/or Evolution & Ecology), and upperlevel courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The successful candidate will play an active role in guiding the future of the Biology and other Bioscience majors (Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Environmental Science, and Neuroscience), maintain an active research program that engages undergraduates on multiple levels, and complement / add to existing strengths in the department. Successful candidates must provide clear evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching and mentoring of undergraduate researchers as well as a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. 
Wheaton strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities through inclusive and equitable institutional practices. Candidates should describe in their letter of application how they will support the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, whether through their teaching, scholarship, and/or service. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, list of potential courses, and contact information for three reference/letters of recommendation providers to be submitted online through the Wheaton College HR Department at Applications will be accepted until September 23, 2019 or until the position is filled. (Re-Posted 2.4.20)

Faculty Member, Pathogen-Associated Malignancies | Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center | Integrated Research Centers | Seattle, WA
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center seeks to expand research on PAMs, including Hepatitis viruses and invites applications to fill a full-time laboratory-based faculty position. Encouraged to apply are virology, microbiology, or immunology faculty members wishing to establish an independent lab working on a virus or bacteria that is associated with cancer. Applicants from PhD, MD/PhD, or MD scientists will be considered at any rank. Please provide a curriculum vitae, a two to three-page research plan, three recent publications, and three letters of reference. The applicant review process begins as applications arrive and any application received by October 30th, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration for the position. More information HERE and to apply HERE. (Re-Posted 2.4.20)

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