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Faculty Positions at the University of California, San Franciso
The Cardiovascular Research Institute and its partner departments at UCSF seek new faculty members at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. We seek individuals working on topics directly related to cardiovascular biology and disease. Areas of interest include hypoxia and ischemia, vascular biology, inflammation and atherogenesis, cardiomyocyte biology and heart failure, stroke, neurovascular and small vessel disease, cardiovascular genetics and congenital disease, and studies of the conduction system and arrhythmias. Laboratories will be located in the Smith Cardiovascular Research Building on UCSF’s vibrant Mission Bay Campus. Primary academic appointments in an appropriate basic science or clinical department, membership in graduate programs, ongoing partial salary support and generous start-up funding will be provided. A Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, at least 4-5 years research background, and a robust independent research program are required.
Please visit to learn more. Please apply online at and include a Cover Letter, CV, summaries of research accomplishments (1 page) and future research plans (up to 2 pages), a Statement of Contributions to Diversity (See link in recruitment plan) and contact information for three references. New investigators should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to the same site. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020 and should be submitted prior to that date for full consideration. Contact with questions.  (posted 8.5.20)


Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA postdoctoral position is immediately available for research focusing on vaccine development and cellular immunity against bacterial pathogens.
The applicant would take primary responsibility for carrying out an NIH-funded project focused on vaccine development for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the study of tissue-resident protective T cells against TB and other bacterial pathogens.


- PhD in immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, or a related field

- Experience with protein purification, bacteria culture and immune assays

- Strong immunology background

- Must be independent, show initiative, willingness to take up new skills and responsibilities, and be a team player

- Excellent attention, as well as good communication and organizational skills are essential to success in this position

- Must be self-motivated, able to multitask and work within a very collaborative environment
Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).
Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.
For more information or to apply, please send CV and names of 3 references to:
Dr. Richard Malley, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Emails:   (posted 8.3.20)


Fellowship in Military Health Systems Research | Funded by the Department of Defense | APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 15, 2020 at midnight
The Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA is announcing a Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Military Health Systems Research to begin immediately. The fellowship is designed to train research fellows in surgical health services research and provide the educational opportunities, mentoring support, and resources necessary for future careers as independently funded investigators. One fellow will be selected and will remain in residence for one year. About the EPIC Project: The Comparative Effectiveness and Provider Induced Demand Collaboration (EPIC), is a partnership between CSPH and the Uniformed Services University. The collaboration studies some of the most pressing healthcare challenges faced by military and civilian populations using MDSR, the military health system data repository. Currently, the EPIC project is focusing its research around the topic area of low-value care (LVC). Research falls under 6 cores (General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Policy, Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery, Women’s Health, and Wounded Warrior) and 5 themes (comparative effectiveness & outcomes, epidemiology, healthcare disparities, health economics, and quality/practice improvement).
All applicants must have either a MD (or equivalent) or PhD. Preference will be given to candidates who are surgical residents or have completed a doctoral program in biostatistics, epidemiology or other relevant public health field.

- Duration: The fellowship begins at the start of the academic year and lasts one year, with renewal of funding contingent upon satisfactory progress. Time is divided between CSPH projects and research course work as decided upon with their mentor.

- Mentorship: The fellow will be paired with one of the Co-Investigators associated with the EPIC program.

- Research Projects & Requirements: The fellow will work on multiple innovative self-driven projects in line with the goals of the EPIC program outlined above. Specifically, the fellow will be expected to generate unique research ideas in-line with the projects LVC focus area. The fellow will be expected to drive these research ideas at all stages including concept, analysis and dissemination via peer review manuscript publication. In addition, they may pursue additional projects across the health services research spectrum, including comparative effectiveness, patient-centered outcomes, disparities, regional variation, decision analysis, systems innovation, cost effectiveness, hospital quality, and access.

- Educational Opportunities: The fellow will be expected to attend seminars, colloquia, weekly didactic educational sessions, and other regularly scheduled CSPH educational activities. In addition, they may concurrently pursue a MSc or MPH degree or the HSPH Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness during their tenure, however funding for such programs will be the fellow’s responsibility.

- Research Events: The fellow will attend weekly Works-in-Progress sessions, and will be encouraged to attend research seminars such as weekly BWH Surgery Resident Research Conferences and Grand Rounds.
Please submit the following items via e-mail to Esther Moberg ( and Melissa Poleo, CSPH Administrative Director ( by midnight on August 15th: 1. Letter of Interest, 2. Current CV (posted 7.29.20)


UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA - Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Biomedical Career Development
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School
The Center for Biomedical Career Development (cBCD) within UMass Medical School’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) supports the career and professional development of ~700 doctoral and postdoctoral biomedical trainees at UMass Medical School while contributing to the scholarship of the field.
We are seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to join our efforts in implementing, evaluating, and disseminating career development programs for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars in the biomedical sciences. This is a full-time training position intended to prepare a scientist interested in moving into career development, academic administration, teaching, or similar career paths while bringing a scholarly perspective to their future endeavor. A core project will be coordinating Career Pathways Communities, an innovative learning community model to enhance career exploration, developed via our NIH BEST award and now part of the graduate school’s curriculum for basic biomedical sciences PhD students. Other projects may include curating resources for a weekly newsletter, hosting workshops focused on biomedical PhD job search skills, and developing data-driven reports for communication to campus stakeholders and external audiences. The postdoctoral fellow will be mentored in teaching/facilitating career development programs, career counseling, supporting trainees in the job search process, working within an academic administrative role, and publishing educational approaches. Though there will be core projects, training will also be tailored to the postdoctoral fellow’s own needs and interests. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to attend a regional or national conference to better learn the depth and breadth of the field. The individual will report to and be mentored by the Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development, who directs the cBCD, and receive mentoring from additional educational leaders within the GSBS.
More about the position and how to apply  (posted 7.24.20)

The Massachusetts General Hospital Mentored Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Cardiovascular Thrombosis Laboratory
We are looking for a dedicated post-doctoral research fellow to join our laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).  Our Hemostasis and Thrombosis Post-Doctoral Mentored Research Fellowship at MGH is designed to provide one to two years of training in the laboratory study of coagulation disorders for an MD, MD/PhD, or a PhD with interest in translational and laboratory medical research.
The fellowship will provide salary support, laboratory facilities, and mentoring for work in an area of hemostasis or thrombosis and vascular biology.  Present laboratory projects include 1) use of epifluorescence digital video-microscopy to visualize arterial/arteriolar thrombosis in real time via microfluidics and real-time image processing of platelets adhering to and aggregating upon a surrogate vessel wall in flowing blood, 2) improved diagnostic accuracy in Von Willebrand Disease (VWD), 3) the role of the VWF pro-peptide in platelet adhesion/aggregation in VWD, 3) evaluation of bleeding in women and girls with menorrhagia, 4) localization of factor VIII and factor VIIa to platelet membranes in real-time in flowing blood, and 5) development of an effective therapy for the enterohemorrhagic hemolytic uremic syndrome (eHUS), a devastating thrombotic microangiopathy, using parallel animal and human cell culture models.  Only supportive care is presently available for this condition.
The fellowship is supported by NIH funds and is mentored by Eric F. Grabowski, MD, DSci, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Cardiovascular Thrombosis Laboratory, and a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at MGH, with assistance from outstanding other faculty in medical hematology and laboratory coagulation.  Dr. Grabowski is also the Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Hemophilia Treatment Center. The MGH is a teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School.  Laboratory facilities for this opportunity are located on the main MGH campus.  The fellowship will include an appointment in the Department of Pediatrics and, depending on the applicant’s background, the possibility of an appointment at the Harvard Medical School.  
If interested, please send your CV and a personal statement to Dr. Grabowski at
Interviews are possible via ZOOM during the present COVID-19 crisis. (posted 7.23.20)

Brigham & Women’s Hospital: Post-doctoral Research Fellowship - Cognitive Engineering in Healthcare
At STRATUS Center, the Human Factors and Cognitive Engineering lab, led by Dr. Roger Dias, MD, PhD, MBA, brings together a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, engineers, psychologists, computer scientists and educators, including collaborations with several scientists and institutions, nationally and internationally. The core mission of our research lab involves the use of cutting-edge technologies to understand and improve clinicians’ performance, with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient safety and improving clinical outcomes. Our projects have been funded by NASA, NIH, and others to use advanced methodologies in human performance research, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction, virtual and augmented reality, and digital biomarkers captured through wearable physiological sensors.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Healthcare Cognitive Engineering is intended for recent graduates of doctoral programs in computer science or engineering with interests in applying artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science to measure and support human performance during patient care in complex environments, such as surgery, emergency medicine and space missions.
Qualifications: All applicants must have a PhD or ScD in computer science, software engineering or a related engineering field, with extensive knowledge, skills and demonstrated experience in artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, including deep learning. These are preferred qualifications:

- Proficiency in Python and/or R and Java and/or C++

- Familiar with signal processing and time series analysis

- Experience with SQL databases

- Familiar with AWS cloud computing services (e.g. S3, Redshift, Kinesis)
- Experience with AR/VR/MR platforms (e.g. Unity, Unreal)
Complete description and application instructions:  (posted 7.20.20)

The Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.- Postdoctoral positions available in Heller Laboratory of Neuroepigenetics
The Heller Lab studies the mechanisms by which epigenetic remodeling regulates gene function, 
in the context of neuropsychiatric diseases such as addiction and depression. To approach this problem, we directly manipulate histone and DNA modifications at specific genes in vivo, using viral delivery of novel epigenetic editing tools, such as CRISPR/dCas9-fusion proteins. This ‘bottom-up’ approach allows direct elucidation of the causal relevance of epigenetic remodeling in the brain. Because addiction and depression persist long after cessation of the harmful experience, epigenetic remodeling is an attractive underlying mechanism and presents an intriguing target for therapeutic intervention. For further information see
The Heller Lab has recently received funding to explore epigenetic regulation of SynGAP1. SynGAP1 codes for a synaptic protein required for proper development and synaptic function. 
Human mutations in SynGAP1 lead to pervasive developmental delay and epilepsy. However, there is little known about the regulatory mechanisms underlying its expression. The Heller Lab will pursue this new line of investigation with the hiring of a dedicated postdoctoral fellow.
There are currently 2 postdoctoral positions available. PhD, MD or MD/PhD required. Expertise in bioinformatics (including mathematics and computational biology), animal behavior, stereotaxic surgery, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and chromatin biology are encouraged but not required.
Please send your application to
Subject line SURNAME_PD2020
In your email, include the following:
• CV with a list of publications
• a short summary of your present and future research interests
• a list of up to three references
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual 
orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. (posted 7.15.20)

Senior Scientist I, Myelination Research, Woburn, MA
Myelination Research is seeking a Senior Scientist I to develop and execute in vitro assays to support the remyelination program. Reporting to the Senior Director, MS, the Senior Scientist will advance the remyelination program with their intellectual contributions, experimental design, execution and data analysis. The scientist will build an in vitro team that contributes to regenerative medicine therapeutics in our growing organization.

Key Responsibilities (selected):
- Design and optimize high content phenotypic assays to discover new and characterize existing remyelinating therapeutics
- Build and lead a team capable of running in vitro and medicinal chemistry assays
- Develop hypotheses and investigate mechanisms of remyelination
- Execute and analyze in vitro experiments effectively on rigorous timelines
- Contribute to ongoing internal lab and external collaboration projects performed by academic partners and CROs
Qualifications (selected):
- PhD and 3-5 years or MS with 5-7 years of industry experience in Biology, Neuroscience, or related field
- Oligodendrocyte or glial biology, regenerative medicine or neurodegeneration expertise preferred
- Proven success in developing, executing and quantitating high content phenotypic screens
- Expertise culturing and manipulating primary cells
- Knowledge of CRISPR methodologies preferred
Corporate Culture:
A fundamental belief held by the Frequency Therapeutics team is that we have the best chance to achieve our mission by bringing together our collective problem-solving and leadership skills into a single, collaborative front. We look for people who envelop competence and self-awareness, retain the courage to state thoughts, wants and needs, and have the ability to make good judgment calls and decisions. We want people who are undeterred by uncertainty, convert adversity into opportunity, and turn understanding into action while driving motivation for the team at large. Please visit for more information.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package with opportunities to participate in groundbreaking technology.
Frequency Therapeutics is an EEO employer committed to an exciting, diverse, and enriching work environment.
Complete Job Description:  (posted 7.13.20)

Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core - Bioinformatics Trainer and Analyst
The Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core is excited to expand our bioinformatics training program as part of a new collaboration with the Dana-Farber / Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC). We are looking for a bioinformatician to join our team in our efforts to provide education and analytical support to the Harvard community. The ideal candidate has a PhD and is enthusiastic about teaching (as demonstrated by their teaching experience), enjoys working in a collaborative environment, and has a background in high-throughput data analysis, specifically for next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. This role provides a unique and rewarding opportunity to train and support world-class researchers making a profound impact on human health. (posted 6.22.20)

Open Postdoctoral Position at Boston Children’s Hospital in the lab of Olaf Bodamer, MD, PhD
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 in the context of identifying therapeutic targets in genetic and epigenetic disorders with neurodevelopmental impact using a wide array of approaches including molecular (omics), protein biology and in vitro and in vivo modelling methods.
The project in question seeks to study the role of TBR1, a T-box transcription factor in neurodevelopment with the ultimate goal to identify therapeutic targets for TBR1-related conditions.
Competitive applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree with a strong laboratory background in Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biology, Molecular Pharmacology or Neurosciences. Additional clinical, translational and/or computational experience is favorable. Applications from individuals of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are strongly encouraged.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and the names of 3 references to Pre-inquiries are welcome. ​(posted 6.24.20)

VA Boston Healthcare System/HMS Affiliated Institution - Postdoctoral position in translational research of cancer immunology, cancer-specific nanotheranostics and targeted therapy
Principal Investigator: Chong-xian Pan M.D., Ph.D., M.S.
Job description: Two postdoctoral positions are immediately available to conduct translational research of cancer immunology, cancer-specific nanotheranostics and targeted therapy in bladder cancer. We have developed several ligands targeting bladder cancer cells and cancer stem cells. Nanoparticles coated with these cancer-targeting ligands can potentially be used for diagnosis, imaging and targeted therapy of cancer, and potentiate immunotherapy. Other projects in the lab include development of targeted therapy using patient-derived cancer models, identification and molecular dissection of chemoresistance and cancer in vivo imaging. The applicant must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field, and experience in molecular and cell biology including cell culture and animal models.
The candidate must be a US citizen.
Lab location: VA West Roxbury, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a description of their research activity and contact information of three referees to:
Chong-xian Pan M.D., Ph.D. M.S.
Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Staff Physician, VA Boston Healthcare System
Email:  (posted 6.15.20)

Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School - Postdoctoral position to investigate kinase-mediated regulation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
The Husson laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School ( studies regulatory mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and other mycobacteria, focusing on control of gene expression by alternative sigma factors and regulation of growth and other bacterial physiologies via Ser/Thr protein kinase-mediated transmembrane signal transduction. We also have a longstanding collaboration with the Woychik laboratory at Rutgers to study the mechanisms of action of toxin-antitoxin (T-A) systems in Mtb. In recent work we have developed large datasets of sites of Ser/Thr phosphorylation in Mtb proteins, including changes in phosphorylation in response to kinase inhibition or depletion.

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available to investigate the effects of specific protein phosphorylation on protein secretion by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The research will involve molecular and microbiologic approaches, including some omic-scale experiments. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to work independently under the overall supervision of the PI to design and perform experiments, analyze data, and present research findings orally and in writing.
Candidates should be able to think independently and creatively, be goal-oriented and have good communication skills. Experience in molecular biology and/or microbiology is required. Experience with transcriptomic and/or proteomic experimental and bioinformatic methods, work with Mtb, tissue culture and/or microscopy are desirable.
Boston Children’s Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that strongly encourages women and underrepresented minorities candidates apply for positions at our institution. The position includes an excellent benefits package including partially paid health insurance. Boston Children’s Hospital is a major research institution located in the Longwood Medical area, which provides a rich environment for all types of biomedical research.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV and contact information for 2-3 referees to: Dr. Robert Husson Boston Children’s Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases 300 Longwood Ave. Boston, MA. 02115 (posted 5.5.20)

Drexel University College of Medicine is recruiting core basic science faculty for our new four year MD program campus location in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
Planning is well underway in conjunction with our partner Tower Health, including the construction of a state-of-the-art dedicated medical education building. The campus will provide all four years of instruction leading to the MD degree and will enroll its first class of 40 medical students in August 2021. 
These full time, 12-month basic science educator positions will serve as thread leader in their discipline and will participate in multiple M1/M2 courses at the Tower Health/Reading campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. DUCOM’s Foundations and Frontiers curriculum prepares students to provide humanistic care to a diverse population as an integral member of a health care team. The 18-month Foundations phase includes multidisciplinary, integrated basic and clinical science courses that utilize a combination of technology enhanced instructional formats to deliver course content as well as in-class team-centered instructional activities that extend and apply knowledge to clinical problems. 
Successful applicants must have a terminal degree in their field of expertise or a related discipline, preferably with multi-disciplinary experience. The successful applicant will be able to work as part of a team of educators from basic and clinical science disciplines as part of an innovative and integrated medical education curriculum that includes teaching opportunities in laboratory, small group and large group settings, as well as in facilitating in Case Based Learning. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to actively engage in professional development, provide service to the Institution and engage in scholarly activity in the field of medical education. 
For complete details and to apply, please use the following links:
(posted 4.17.20)

Massachusetts General Hospital - Postdoctoral Fellow (Bastepe Lab)
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Murat Bastepe in the Endocrine Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). MGH is a Harvard Medical School (HMS)-affiliated hospital. This is a full-time position with an affiliated Research Fellow appointment proposed at Harvard Medical School (HMS). This position is contingent upon successful credentialing by the MGH Registrar/Credentialing Unit.
Conduct cell-based in vitro experiments, combined with in vivo analyses of several different mouse models to study the role of Gq/11-PKC signaling in the synthesis of FGF23 in bone. The main focus will be the mechanisms governing FGF23 production in response to lysophosphatidic acid and in the setting of different renal failure models. Studies will also address the role of this signaling pathway in phosphate- and 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D-induced FGF23 synthesis. The project will lead to improved understanding of basic biological mechanisms important for mineral ion homeostasis.
- The candidate will have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences, with experience in molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, and animal model systems.
- This position offers excellent opportunity to learn and apply skills relevant to GPCR and G protein signaling, endocrinology, and the genetic causes of disease.
- Qualified candidates should be able to work independently as well as in a group environment.

- The environment is a well-equipped, well-staffed research laboratory.
- No direct patient contact will occur.
- Studies with rats or mice will occur.
- Work hours flexible and generally conducted over a forty-hour workweek.
We strive for impactful science in a collegial and highly-collaborative environment. Career development is a major priority. Post-doctoral fellows will benefit from connections to premier academic laboratories, hospitals, and research institutions in the greater Boston biomedical environment. MGH and HMS are affirmative action/equal opportunity employers.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and contact information for at least three references to:
Murat Bastepe, MD, PhD
MGH, Endocrine Unit
Thier Building, Room 1017A
50 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114 USA (posted 4.3.20)


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