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The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks an outstanding individual for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to begin in the Spring of 2019. The successful candidate will participate in a NIH grant-funded project on optimism and longevity. The research involves conducting both primary data collection exploring new methods for measuring optimism (or other psychological attributes), as well as secondary data analyses in large scale ongoing cohorts evaluating biobehavioral mechanisms by which optimism may lead to healthier aging. Additional work will include considering epigenetics and other biomarkers of aging and evaluating these relationships across diverse populations. The Fellow will collaborate with faculty mentors (Dr. Laura Kubzansky – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Fran Grodstein, Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital) to explore key research questions, generate multiple publications, and help write grant proposals. More info and to apply: (11.16.18)

Ten Faculty Positions now open at San Francisco State University - College of Science and Engineering
San Francisco State University is a member of the CSU system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. San Francisco State University faculty members are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to building an equitable and inclusive educational environment.
Below is a listing of current tenure-track positions within the College of Science and Engineering (CoSE).  Our college is home to more than 400 faculty and staff members, including 182 tenured and tenure-track faculty and more than 6,000 students in eight departments and one school. CoSE also provides foundational education to students crossing the entirety of San Francisco State University. CoSE is committed to offering students an academic experience of "thinking, learning and doing." The best way to provide this experience is through involving students in research and the solution of real world problems. Thus, teaching and research are mutually supportive and one cannot excel without the other. Faculty and students conduct research together in topics spanning a broad range of theoretical and applied topics on projects supported by a variety of funding sources, including foundations, companies, state and local governments and a broad range of federal funding agencies.
Open positions (details here in attached PDF document)
Department of Biology - The Department of Biology invites applicants for two tenure-track Faculty Positions in Microbiology and Evolutionary Biology.
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry - The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is looking to hire a dynamic colleague in the area of organic chemistry.
Department of Computer Science - The Department of Computer Science has two tenure-track openings at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, in areas related to Database/Data Analytics/Big Data, CS Education.
School of Engineering - School of Engineering is looking to hire Assistant or Associate Professor in Civil Engineering.
Department of Mathematics - The Department of Mathematics has two tenure-track positions:  Assistant or Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education.
Earth & Climate Sciences - The Department of Earth & Climate Sciences offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Environmental Hydrology.
(posted 10.26.18)

niversity Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich - Postdoctoral Researcher position in the field of Neuroprotection
A postdoctoral training position is available in the laboratory of Francisco Pan-Montojo, M.D, Ph.D., in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy through the EXIST-Forschungstransfer program, the aim of the project is i) to develop two patented neuroprotective substances in order to enter a clinical study, ii) to study the fundamental mechanisms by which the above-mentioned substances protect against neurodegenerative diseases and stroke and iii) to identify new substances with the same mechanism of action as our patented compounds. The EXIST Forschungstransfer program is a start-up program that funds research projects with the potential to evolve into start-up companies. Therefore, we are searching for postdoctoral candidates with an additional interest in industry that can consider becoming part of a start-up company after the first two years. Our laboratory will officially begin this project in November 2018.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Experience in a related biomedical research field leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals is recommended. Strong self-motivation for research is a must. Salary will be paid at the current german scale (Tarifvertrag-Land-13).
Information on the EXIST Forschungstransfer program can be found at;jsessionid=0DC1D8889A3C4DA1DD8E82094284134F in English.
Our offer:
We offer a stimulating and friendly laboratory environment with the possibility to develop own ideas and projects in the field. The laboratory is located in the center of Munich near the main train station and very well connected to all city areas. Working time is flexible to allow a better work-life balance. The hospital has partnerships with several Kindergartens nearby to provide day childcare for your children.  Handicapped applicants with the same qualifications will be prioritized.
Interested individuals should send a CV, representative research article(s), and three reference letters to  (10.24.18)

Bioinformatics Scientist 1 (contractor position) at the NIA/NIH
Position Description: The National Institute on Aging, a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is recruiting one Bioinformatics Specialist in a contractor position to join the Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics (LGG), Intramural Research Program (IRP), with a background in the following areas: advanced computational methods, machine learning algorithms and familiarity with analyzing genomics datasets.
The position will be in Dr. Payel Sen’s laboratory in the Functional Epigenomics Unit in LGG. The major goal of the lab is to profile chromatin changes, transcriptome changes and genome organization in aged tissues both at the bulk and single cell level. The “aging profiles” will then inform downstream mechanistic/phenotypic assays and interventions to counter aging and age-related disease. The Specialist will work closely will Dr. Sen, Sen lab members and with the NIA Bioinformatics core located on the same floor. The position starts in January 2019 and a US permanent residency (green card) is required.
Successful applicants will possess familiarity with one or more of the following: Unix/Bash Scripting |  job schedulers for high-performance computing clusters | Python or Perl | - R scripting and some knowledge of inferential statistics
Experience in analyzing epigenomics datasets such as ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq etc. is desirable but not required. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishment.
Employer Name: Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics, Functional Epigenomics Unit | Position Location: The position is located in Baltimore, MD, a city with a simulating scientific and cultural environment, with proximity to the Johns Hopkins medical campus.
Applicants should send the curriculum vitae, via email to Dr. Payel Sen ( (10.23.18)

Hebrew SeniorLife (Boston): Post-Doctoral Research Fellow-Nutrition and Alzheimer's Disease (Clinical Trial Focus)
This is a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Aging Research, within its Interventional Studies in Aging Center (ISAC) to conduct nutritional interventions aimed at preventing cognitive decline/Alzheimer’s disease under the supervision/guidance of Harvard Medical School faculty. Responsibilities include: (1) Conducting clinical nutrition trials in older adults with/without cognitive impairment (particular emphasis on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics of diet/nutrition interventions in aging); (2) Exploring molecular biomarkers (i.e., genetic, epigenetic, nutritional metabolomics) needed to capture mechanistic insights into how nutrition influences human (neuro) biology/cognition. Utilize available datasets with such measures to better refine research questions, clinical trial design and generate publications; (3) Interact with a multi-disciplinary group of scientists and support staff required to design, implement, and successfully execute clinical trials; (4) ability to take advantage of other training and coursework available through the Harvard Medical School and its teaching affiliates (e.g., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Mass General Hospital, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) or training grants; and (5) Involvement in preparing manuscripts for publication and presentations for scientific meetings. This is an ideal opportunity to gain experience in nutrition, cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s Disease research under the mentorship of successful investigators with broad experience and international recognition in nutrition and dementia.
For more than 50 years, the Institute for Aging Research has initiated hundreds of studies that challenge health-related assumptions commonly associated with aging. Our findings have a direct and positive impact on the standard of care and quality of life for seniors around the world. We are a research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and our highly regarded researchers collaborate with other renowned health care institutions around the world. As a part of Hebrew SeniorLife, our goal is to further our shared mission to redefine the aging experience.
Please visit the HSL IFAR job posting at for more information about how to apply. (10.17.18)

Hebrew SeniorLife (Boston): Senior Program Manager
The ISAC Senior Program Manager will work with Directors in establishing/growing all aspects of this new Center and provide support to investigators conducting clinical trials with the assistance of ISAC. This is an exciting and visible opportunity for an experienced professional to be a key contributor in one of the leading research institutes in the field of aging.

Qualifications include: (a) Minimum 5 years of experience in the management and execution of operations for large clinical trials, preferably multi-site investigations in older populations, (b) An advanced degree (e.g., Master’s, PhD, MD) in clinical research, medicine, nursing, psychology, sociology, epidemiology or a related discipline, (c) Certified in Good Clinical Practice; comprehensive understanding of regulatory requirements in human subjects research; familiarity with ICH guidelines, 12 CFR Part 11 and other relevant regulatory requirements.
Responsibilities include: (1) program development/project management related to human investigations in aging; (2) managing key administrative processes for ISAC, coordinating Director/Center meetings, agendas and subsequent action items; (3) coordinating communications and outreach for ISAC activities within IFAR, HSL and outside HSL Please visit the HSL IFAR job posting at: for more information about how to apply. (10.17.18)

Department of Foundational Science, Open Rank Faculty Positions Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, Pasadena, CA
The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine invites applications for full-time faculty positions at the Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor levels in the Department of Foundational Science. We are seeking individuals interested in shaping the development of a world-class medical school. Faculty members will work as a part of an extremely dynamic team of professionals supporting all aspects of the School of Medicine and the creation of its curriculum, infrastructure, process, and procedures. Faculty members will collaborate with other foundational science, clinical science, and health systems science faculty members to integrate and reinforce concepts throughout the four-year curriculum; serve as content experts in developing specific educational and assessment materials to be delivered in a variety of student-centered and online pedagogies; and serve as facilitators for small-group learning. Hired candidates will be eligible to receive a competitive benefits package and may be eligible to receive sign-on bonuses. In addition, hired candidates will be eligible for multi-year contracts and will not be required to support any portion of their salary from extramural sources.
Details and how to apply in attached PDF (10.11.18)

The DF/HCC (Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center) is pleased to announce a new Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Opportunity called TOPS, Training in Oncology Population Sciences.  Applications are due Friday, January 4, 2019, and accepted fellows will begin their training in July 2019.  Please visit for more information.  This is a great opportunity for MDs or PhDs to pursue a career in any area of cancer‐related population sciences, including cancer prevention, informatics, or care delivery.  We are now accepting applications at (9.17.18)

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Emmanuel College, Boston
The department of Chemistry and Physics invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Inorganic Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the Fall of 2019. Faculty teach the equivalent of three courses per semester, which may include labs, conduct research with undergraduate students, advise undergraduate students, and participate in departmental and college-wide service activities.  The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Emmanuel College is located in the Wilkens Science Center (2009), blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, and is equipped with excellent facilities and instrumentation.  Please see for more information on our faculty and students.
Candidates must have a PhD in chemistry and a commitment to teaching and research with undergraduates; postdoctoral experience is preferred.
Complete job listing:  (9.13.18)

Assistant Professor of Biology, Emmanuel College, Boston
The Department of Biology invites applicants for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor.  Candidates with teaching and research expertise in Biochemistry and Quantitative Biology are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to teach and potentially develop both introductory and upper level Biology courses, particularly in the candidate's specialty.  Candidates are also expected to maintain a nationally recognized research program and should specifically address how their scholarship will involve undergraduate students and take advantage of collaborations with current faculty at the college and/or in the surrounding Longwood Medical Area and the greater Boston science community.
A Ph.D. in a relevant field of Biology is required along with a demonstration to the commitment of undergraduate teaching.
Complete job listing:  (9.13.18)

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