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Postdoctoral Fellowship Position: Decision Modeling and Cancer Survivorship 

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Position: Division of Immunology

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Interdisciplinary–Translational Post-Doctoral Training Program in Neurodevelopment at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School: Basic and Clinical Research

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Position: Henderson Lab

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Position: Division of Immunology

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cancer Biology: Vakili Lab

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Position: Ke Yuan Lab

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Fu Lab

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Eye Research: Chen Lab

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A National Institutes of Health-funded postdoctoral research fellow position is available immediately in Dr. Jing Chen’s lab in the Department of Ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to study the molecular basis of eye diseases. The successful candidate will perform research in animal models of eye diseases using both genetic and pharmacological approaches to study the underlying molecular mechanisms and identify potential therapeutics for vascular and neuronal degenerative eye diseases, including retinopathy of prematurity and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Current projects in the lab include:

  1. Wnt signaling-mediated blood-retinal barrier control and vascular leakage
  2. nuclear receptor-mediated retinal pigment epithelium oxidative damage and degeneration in dry AMD
  3. a lipid-sensing nuclear receptor mediates chronic ocular inflammation in retinal aging and AMD

This position offers the opportunity to be trained with various techniques including. but not limited to, in vivo rodent retinal fundus and OCT imaging, confocal imaging and other skills needed for eye research, and access to cutting-edge techniques such as single-cell RNA sequencing. In addition, there will be many opportunities to enrich the training experience both within Boston Children’s Hospital and at surrounding Harvard-affiliated research institutions, to present research at local and national conferences, and to gain valuable collaborative network in ophthalmology and other related fields of medicine. Previous research fellow mentees have successfully gone on to independent positions in academic and/or industrial institutions.

Job responsibilities: The research fellow will assist the PI in designing experiments; performing molecular, cellular, and imaging analysis in the projects; presenting findings in local seminars and national professional meetings; writing manuscripts for peer review; and assisting with research grant writing and reporting. Detailed information of the lab’s research can be found at http://www.childrenshospital.org/research/researchers/c/jing-chen and https://www.childrenshospital.org/research/labs/chen-lab.

Requirements

  • PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, visual science, or a related field
  • track record of productive publishing in scientific journals
  • expertise in one or more of the following research areas preferred: molecular and cellular biology, immunology, vascular biology, lipid biology, ophthalmology, aging, oxidative stress, and transcription factor studies
  • ability to work independently and also in a team environment

Interested candidates should send a cover letter detailing their research interests and career goals, as well as a CV with names of three references, to Jing Chen, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, at chenlab.boston@gmail.com.

Postdoctoral Wet, Dry Lab Positions: Gutierrez-Arcelus Lab

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The Gutierrez-Arcelus Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School (gutierrezarceluslab.com) is seeking wet lab and dry lab postdoctoral research fellows to work on systems immunology of immune mediated diseases. Experimental projects include studying B cells to understand lupus pathogenesis and heterogeneity. Computational projects include analyzing single cell profiling and other functional genomics datasets for the understanding of immune-mediated diseases, including lupus and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

The Gutierrez-Arcelus Lab is an interdisciplinary group that utilizes genetics and multi-omics quantitative approaches to deepen our understanding of human gene regulation, how it varies between individuals, and how these regulatory differences contribute to immune-mediated disease. The lab is part of the Division of Immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. We have both dry and wet lab space, and we collaborate with immunology laboratories. The Boston area is a vibrant and dynamic scientific community that offers unique opportunities for scientific growth.

Successful candidates must hold or soon receive a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in the field of immunology, biological sciences, genomics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or other quantitative sciences; and should have a track record of research achievements and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team. Other desired (but not required) skills for this position are an immunology background, transcriptomics or epigenomics background, and human genetics background.

Interested applicants should email maria.gutierrez-arcelus@childrens.harvard.edu with their CV.

Postdoctoral Research Position: Whitman Lab

A postdoctoral research fellowship is available in the laboratory of Mary Whitman, MD/PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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The Whitman Lab is a young lab that provides room for growth and independence, along with mentoring by an MD/PhD clinician-scientist. In addition to professional development opportunities within the lab and the Department of Ophthalmology, the fellow will have ample opportunities to take advantage of the vibrant scientific community of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and its affiliated hospitals.

The Whitman Lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms of eye movement disorders, specifically the genetics of strabismus and the development of the ocular motor nerves. We approach these questions using a variety of cutting-edge techniques, including whole exome and whole genome sequencing of strabismus patients, modeling human genetic variants that increase risk of strabismus in human-induced pluripotent stem cells, a variety of functional assays for genetic variants, slice cultures of developing oculomotor nerve, and clearing and 3-D confocal microscopy of mutant mouse models. A full list of publications can be found at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/mary.whitman.1/bibliography/public/.

Requirements

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree in genetics, the biological sciences, neurobiology, bioinformatics, or a related field. Candidates with an MD degree and significant research experience will also be considered. This position is ideal for a self-motivated, reliable, organized, and detail-oriented individual interested in genetics and developmental neuroscience research and working in a highly collaborative, dynamic environment.

Interested candidates should have past training and experience in one or more of the following:

  • genetic analyses including linkage, whole genome, and whole exome sequencing analysis
  • CRISPR protocols
  • luciferase assays
  • cell culture protocols
  • immunohistochemistry
  • fluorescence and confocal microscopy
  • image analysis and quantification

Application process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit an application by email to mary.whitman@childrens.harvard.edu.

Required documents include:

  • cover letter including summary of your research experience, scientific interests, and academic and career goals
  • curriculum vitae
  • reference list including contact information (minimum of three)

Compile all documents into one PDF file in the order listed above.

The Whitman Lab is committed to diversity and inclusivity; Members of groups underrepresented in science are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Positions: Zhou Lab

The Zhou Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is recruiting one to two postdoctoral fellows to join a growing team.

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The Zhou Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is recruiting one to two postdoc fellows to join a growing team. The lab is broadly interested in understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate tissue homeostasis and inflammation.

Mammalian tissues are ecological communities of diverse cell types. It has been more appreciated that immune cells are integral members of tissue ecosystem. We are interested in studying how immune cells communicate with their tissue neighbors and surrounding environment to maintain homeostatic states of tissues, and how dysregulation of cell-cell and cell-environment interactions may lead to inflammatory disorders. We use a combination of mammalian tissue culture, animal disease models, flow cytometry, immunological analysis, live-cell imaging, genetics, genomics, and computational approaches toward this goal. Our research interests include dissecting the molecular mechanisms and physiological impact of the interactions between immune and non-immune cell types (macrophages, fibroblasts, epithelial cells) as well as understanding the immunological functions of sensing tissue microenvironment. Ultimately, we aim to leverage the understanding of tissue homeostasis and inflammation to program immune cells to combat inflammatory disorders. Areas of potential projects include:

  1. macrophage-fibroblast circuit communication in the context of inflammation
  2. roles of sensing pH in modulating immune response
  3. novel approaches to identify cell-cell interactions and program innate immune response

Dr. Zhou obtained his PhD from Harvard University and received postdoctoral training at Yale School of Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Principal Investigator in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Zhou Lab is located in the Enders building at the heart of Harvard Medical campus, surrounded by Harvard Medical School and affiliated research institutes. More information about the lab and other available positions can be found at our website, www.xuzhoulab.com.

Postdoctoral fellows: Candidates must have a good publication record, and are expected to finish full-time PhD or MD/PhD training within 12 months or have received the degrees in less than 2 years. Exceptional candidates with two or more years previous postdoctoral training will be considered as well. We are building a team with talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. Those with experience in immunity, mucosal immunology, systems biology, or relevant fields are strongly encouraged to apply, but this is not required. Prospective applicants please send the following materials to Xu Zhou (xu.zhou@childrens.harvard.edu).

  1. cover letter briefly stating your research achievement and future interests
  2. CV
  3. contact information of two to three references

Postdoctoral Position: Pal Lab

There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research fellow position in the laboratory of Dr. Soumitro Pal.

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The applicant has to be a PhD in any branches of biological science (preferably within first year after completion of PhD); and must be motivated and hard working. Needs some experience in molecular biology/immunological techniques/flow cytometry/cancer-related works. The fellowship will be according to the National Institutes of Health scale.

Job description

The project involves mechanistic studies for the immune escape of tumor cells (mostly renal cancer cells); and the role(s) of tyrosine kinase receptors and metabolic pathways within the tumor cells. Both in vitro (tissue culture) and in vivo (murine models) approaches will be utilized.

Contact address

Soumitro Pal, PhD
Associate Professor
Associate Director of Research
Division of Nephrology
Harvard Medical School
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Email: soumitro.pal@childrens.harvard.edu
https://www.childrenshospital.org/research/researchers/p/soumitro-pal

Postdoctoral Position: Sleep Medicine/Sleep Health Education

Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School is seeking applications for an 18-month postdoctoral fellowship position beginning July 1, 2022 (or a mutually agreed-upon date). This research and clinical training fellowship represents a unique opportunity to combine interest in pediatric behavioral sleep medicine and sleep health education in the primary care setting.

The fellowship structure consists of a full-time opportunity to conduct clinical sleep research as part of a grant-funded initiative in sleep health education in pediatric primary care settings. The project will focus on the development, implementation, and evaluation of a sleep health and wellness education program targeting low-income racial/ethnic minority school-aged children, their caregivers, and their healthcare providers.

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The fellow will be involved in project development and implementation, subject recruitment, data collection and analysis, and abstract and manuscript preparation. Research training will be directed by Judith Owens, MD MPH, the Co-Director of the BCH Sleep Medicine Program and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Additional collaborators include Rebecca Robbins. PhD, an Associate Scientist in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Instructor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, and Monica Ordway, PhD, PPCNP, a nurse-scientist and pediatric nurse practitioner at the Yale Pediatric Sleep Clinic and Associate Professor at Yale School of Nursing.

The fellow will be able to take advantage of the considerable education and training resources in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition, an option to obtain additional clinical training in behavioral sleep medicine is available under the supervision of Eric Zhou PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Owens.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, nursing). An established track record of research productivity is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate established quantitative research skills, experience in analysis of data, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and with collaborators.

A competitive salary, benefits, and travel/educational opportunities in the rich interdisciplinary environment of Harvard Medical School and its many affiliated institutions are offered.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and one research sample (e.g., publication) by email to Dr. Owens at Judith.owens@childrens.harvard.edu.

Postdoctoral Position: Tang Lab

Join the Tang Lab to understand brain function and dysfunction: from model to mechanism to medicine

The Tang Lab in the Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Neurosurgery is recruiting highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellows in the areas of molecular/cellular neuroscience, electrophysiology, or cancer biology to join our growing team. We are committed to understanding the molecular and cellular basis of human brain disorders to develop precision medicine therapeutics that relieve disease symptoms. With a focus on neurodevelopmental disorders, epilepsy, and brain cancer, we employ an integrated translational research approach that leverages technologies spanning genome engineering, human stem cell differentiation, organoid culture, single cell-omics, bioinformatics, biochemistry, electrophysiology, and high-throughput drug/gene screening.

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The lab is funded by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) through a SFARI Bridge to Independence Career Transition Award, and with startup funding from Boston Children’s Hospital. We operate in a spacious, fully equipped lab on the top floor of the Center for Life Sciences building, located at the heart of the Longwood medical biotechnology hub and within the larger Boston research community. With full access to state-of-the-art facilities and research services, our lab closely interfaces with both research teams at the F.M. Kirby Center and clinicians in the BCH Neurosurgery Department. More information about the lab can be found on our webpage: https://kirbyneuro.org/XinTangLab.

Applicants who have a PhD degree or be nearing completion of it, in the fields broadly related to neuroscience or cancer biology, are strongly encouraged to apply. The best candidates will be comfortable working both independently and in a team setting to lead research projects, with an approach that demonstrates high ethical standards, responsibility, organization, and thoroughness. Dr. Tang is committed to promoting diversity and scientific excellence in his lab, and will work closely with you during your scientific training and formulate a career development plan with you, tailored to your professional and personal goals. To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your research interests and qualifications, a CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Tang: xin.tang@childrens.harvard.edu.

Dr. Xin Tang’s diversity and mentorship statement

I am firmly committed to proactively supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion at Boston Children’s Hospital and the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center. My personal experience as an immigrant scientist, studying and working in the U.S., gave me first-hand knowledge of the importance of these values. I feel very fortunate to have had the educational and career support I’ve received, and I am dedicated to providing them to the next generations of researchers. It’s my cherished belief that scientific research aiming to understand universal truths is, by definition, a global collaboration, one providing a fair, merit-based, safe, and collegial forum through which everyone can communicate and contribute.

My lab and I will strive to ensure that every talented individual, regardless of gender, ethnic background, religion, sexual orientation, or nationality, is given equal opportunities to excel. Throughout my career, I have been deeply engaged in teaching and mentoring students and young scientists from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minorities, at different stages of their careers. If you become a member of our research team, your scientific progress and career development are my priority.

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for developing novel methodologies and applications integrating data from smartphones and wearables in "real-world" settings, with the rich clinical data offered in hospital settings, and using this framework to evaluate and predict clinical and treatment progression in pediatric patients. The applicant will collaborate with colleagues within Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the National Institute of Mental Health in applying these methods in clinical projects related to pediatric chronic pain, mental health, sleep, and substance use. Several exciting projects are available depending on the experience of the candidate. The position includes a number of training opportunities for career development through Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital. Funding is secure for a minimum of two years.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of the projects, candidates can have a PhD degree (or MD/PhD) in psychology, epidemiology, biomedical informatics, computer science, or a related field. Strong quantitative and/or qualitative skills are necessary. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and project management skills are crucial. Preferred requirements for this position include experience in multilevel modelling and/or machine learning, ecological momentary assessment, and sleep assessment.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to the below address. Pre-inquiries are welcome.

Joe Kossowsky, PhD, MMSc
Assistant Professor in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Director, DART Lab, Boston Children’s Hospital
joe.kossowsky@childrens.harvard.edu

Postdoctoral Associate: Engle Lab

We are currently looking for a collaborative, self-motivated Postdoctoral Associate to work in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Engle at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area campus in Boston. The Engle Lab has demonstrated that cranial motor neurons provide a powerful model system for the study of neuronal development and connectivity. The lab identifies human congenital disorders of eye and facial movement, defines their genetic etiologies, and uncovers molecular pathways and disease mechanisms. This informs determinants of motor neuron identity and the targeting of their axons during normal and abnormal development. More information can be found on our website: https://kirbyneuro.org/EngleLab/.

The Postdoctoral Associate will have the opportunity to define disease mechanisms underlying human disorders of cytoskeletal development and function through the study of novel mouse models harboring mutations in tubulin- and kinesin-encoding genes.

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This is an excellent opportunity for someone with an interest in neuroscience, neurodevelopment, and/or cell biology who wishes to investigate fundamental developmental processes and their impact on human health while working with other passionate scientists in a collegial, project-driven laboratory.

The Engle Lab believes that a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative team is essential for the success of its research program, and Dr. Engle is an experienced mentor dedicated to helping her trainees cultivate professional development skills and success in their independent scientific careers. In addition to professional development opportunities within the lab and exposure to a breadth of scientific disciplines, the postdoctoral associate will be able to take advantage of the vibrant scientific communities of BCH, Harvard Medical School, and its affiliated hospitals, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Preferred qualifications
Education
A PhD and/or MD is required. PhD students in the final year of their thesis work are eligible to apply. Specific degree areas include developmental neuroscience and cell biology (with a strong focus on the cytoskeleton).

Experience
We are looking for candidates with experience managing an independent research project to completion and publication. Experience with a variety of biochemistry and molecular biology techniques is strongly preferred.

To be considered for the neurodevelopment track:

  • Experience working with mice as a genetic model organism is required, and experience managing a mouse colony is strongly preferred.
  • Experience analyzing embryonic mouse neurodevelopment is strongly preferred.

To be considered for the cell biology/cytoskeleton track:

  • Experience working with microtubules and/or microtubule motors is required.
  • Experience with in vitro assays is required.

Skills and abilities

  • Ability to learn quickly and to work both independently and within a team.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people from all backgrounds and at all levels of training.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • High level of professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Positive attitude with a problem-solving, resilient mindset.

Application instructions
Please include the following items as part of your application (preferably as one PDF):

  1. A cover letter including a summary of your research experience, your research interests, and your interest in this particular role.
  2. Your curriculum vitae, including list of publications.
  3. Name and contact information for three references.

To apply, please visit the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's careers page: https://hhmi.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Boston-Childrens-Hospital/Postdoctoral-Associate---Engle-Lab_R-481

Postdoctoral Position: Department of Otolaryngology / F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center

Qualifications: Strong background and experience in electrophysiology.
Responsibilities: The fellow will lead a program to study hair cell physiology in different mouse models with alterations in genes encoding for the mechanotransduction complex.

Funding is available immediately for a postdoctoral research position in the laboratory of Gwenaëlle Géléoc, PhD, Assistant Professor at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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Ongoing work involves the development and use of several mouse models, viral vectors, hair cell physiological recordings, whole animal physiological analyses, and imaging. The current position is open for applicants with a PhD in neuroscience or a related discipline and expertise in single cell electrophysiology. Experience in the auditory field is favored but not required.

The lab situated within the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center Children’s Hospital in the new Center for Life Sciences Building, 3rd floor, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA, adjacent to Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Website: https://www.holtgeleoclab.com/

Applicants should send a CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Gwenaelle Geleoc: Gwenaelle.Geleoc@childrens.harvard.edu

Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Interpretable and Fair Machine Learning for Clinical Decision Support

The Clarity- and Virtue-guided Algorithms (CAVA) Lab at Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to advance the interpretability and fairness of machine learning (ML) models deployed in critical healthcare settings. The fellow will join a multidisciplinary team of computer scientists, informaticists, clinicians, engineers, and bioethicists to develop and assess clinical prediction algorithms and advance our understanding of the behavior of machine learning models deployed in health settings.

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The fellow will help us think critically about how machine learning methods affect clinical practice and outcomes; in particular, 1) the conditions under which ML provides or fails to provide insight into disease pathologies, and 2) the conditions under which ML exacerbates or mitigates treatment and outcome disparities between patient subgroups.

Prediction models are an increasingly important technology in the digital health landscape, and can produce large-scale changes in health care via their interactions with patients, clinicians, and hospital operations. This postdoctoral fellowship provides an opportunity to study these issues more deeply in order to improve our ability to diagnose and intervene in a more trustworthy and equitable way.

The fellowship includes an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School, as well as a hospital appointment at Boston Children’s Hospital. This position provides an excellent opportunity for the research fellow to work within a multidisciplinary research team to explore advanced areas in health information technology. CHIP is home to 20 faculty working at the forefront of research areas extending beyond clinical prediction algorithms to domains like clinical NLP, digital epidemiology, clinical genomics, and app ecosystems for health records. CHIP and the CAVA Lab value diversity and believe that it is essential to our research goals. We therefore strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Admissions

The position is available immediately and is renewable annually.

Qualifications

  • PhD degree in computer science, information science, biomedical informatics, data mining, engineering, applied mathematics, or a closely related field.
  • A track record of high-quality research that demonstrates the ability to independently identify important research topics and carry out experiments.
  • Candidates with strong experience in machine learning, preferably both in the assessment of ML algorithms in data science applications and in the development of novel methods.
  • Experience and familiarity with the machine learning literature on interpretability and fairness
  • Experience working with large, heterogeneous data collections, especially electronic health records, multi-omics data, or other health data
  • Programming experience in Python, R, and/or C++
  • Experience with collaborative software development (revision control, continuous integration, etc.) strongly preferred
  • Experience with open science practices (preprints, reproducible workflows, etc.) strongly preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player

How to apply

Interested candidates should email a CV, three letters of reference, and a sample publication to Dr. William La Cava, PI Clarity and Virtue-guided Algorithms Lab: william.lacava@childrens.harvard.edu.

Postdoctoral Training in Informatics, Genomics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Biomedical Data Science — Boston Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School

The Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital hosts a training program for postdoctoral fellows to be trained in Informatics, Genomics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Biomedical Data Science. The program is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health (T32HD040128-16) and is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

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CHIP, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a collaborating program of the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics, is recruiting postdoctoral fellows. Founded in 1994, CHIP is a multidisciplinary applied research and education program. Biomedical informatics has become a major theme and methodology for biomedical science, health care delivery, and population health, involving high-dimensional modeling and understanding of patients from the molecular to the population levels. We design information infrastructure for medical decision making, diagnosis, care redesign, public health management, and reimagined clinical trials. The field is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing on traditional biomedical disciplines, the science and technology of computing, data science, biostatistics, epidemiology, decision theory, omics, implementation science, and health care policy and management. Our faculty are trained in medicine, data science, computer science, mathematics, and epidemiology. Our faculty have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Forbes, Financial Times, NBC News, GQ Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Politico, and BBC News for their expertise on COVID-19.

We seek outstanding candidates passionate about advancing the ability to acquire and then reason over an entire spectrum of data types ranging from molecular and genomic all the way to clinical, epidemiological, environmental, and social. Focus areas may include, but are not limited to, research applications of machine learning/AI including COVID-19, medical applications of machine learning/AI including clinical decision support and predictive medicine, genomic and precision medicine, population health, health IT architectures and standards (e.g., SMART on FHIR apps and infrastructure), reimagined clinical trials, real-world evidence, data visualization, and integrative omics. Candidates should have strong quantitative backgrounds.

Over the past two decades, the program has trained a mix of MDs and PhDs. More than 90 percent have gone on to receive independent funding in faculty positions in academic medicine.

Program structure: Fellows in the training program work toward independence in two interrelated phases:

  1. Mentored research project: fellows will be mentored by a faculty member of choice and will select a research topic.
  2. Formal course work: trainees may have the option of formal coursework. The program director and faculty mentor work with the fellow to tailor the curriculum based on the skills required for the fellow’s research project and long-term objectives. Often, this can lead to coursework at the Harvard Department of Biomedical Informatics or the Harvard School of Public Health. Many projects have an emphasis on pediatric emergency and acute care.

Admissions: Applications are open, and admissions are available on a rolling basis.

Eligibility: Citizens or permanent residents of the United States enrolled in a research doctoral, research postdoctoral, clinical doctoral, or clinical postdoctoral are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to candidates who have, or are seeking, board certification in pediatric emergency medicine, or who have research interests that are aligned with CHIP’s core research areas.

The program has been committed to recruiting and retaining postdoctoral trainees who are URiM. We have maintained our commitment to diversity through prioritizing applications from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. Women and underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply: Click here to ask questions. To apply, send a CV, cover letter, personal statement, and three letters of reference to megan.rollins@childrens.harvard.edu.

Faculty

Informatics and Genomics

Michael Agus, MDMichael Agus, MD, is HMS Associate Professor of Pediatrics and BCH Division Chief, Division of Medicine Critical Care; Endowed Chair in Critical Care; Medical Director, Medicine Intensive Care Unit and Intermediate Care Program; and Co-Medical Director, Biocontainment Unit. His research utilizes data from continuous glucose monitoring paired with advanced computer algorithm-based modeling techniques to generate therapy recommendations for tight glycemic control. He is PI for NIH-funded R01 grants, including national multi-center trials. His research program provides access to trial design, grant writing, colleagues, and patients, forming a sound basis for new studies by an affiliated trainee.

 

Paul Avillach, MD, PhDPaul Avillach, MD, is HMS Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Faculty in CHIP at BCH. He focuses on the development of novel methods for integrating of multiple heterogeneous clinic cohorts, EHRs, and multiple types of genomics data to encompass biological observations. Avillach has extensive federal funding, leading informatics cores on projects of major national significance, including the BD2K PIC-SURE Center of Excellence and the Global Rare Diseases Registry project. Trainees under his mentorship can develop projects using multiscale, multi-omics databases developed from our BCH populations, including patients with rare and common diseases seen in the ED.

 

Alan Beggs, PhDAlan Beggs, PhD, is the Sir Edwin and Lady Manton Professor of Pediatrics at HMS, and the Director of the Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research at BCH. His research focuses on the molecular genetics of inherited diseases, particularly muscular dystrophies, many of which present in the ED with acute complications. He is one of the foremost investigators in the area of mutations that cause congenital myopathies and a former investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He has mentored numerous post-doctoral trainees, include multiple previous K-awardees.

 

William (Bill) Bosl, PhD William Bosl, PhD, is HMS Visiting Associate Professor and Faculty in CHIP at BCH. He has two PhDs, in physics and neurocognition. His primary research focus is in clinical neurophysiology and neuro-diagnostics, using EEG signal processing. Fellows working with Dr. Bosl can investigate digital biomarker-based assessments of patients in the ED with seizures.

 

Florence Bourgeois, MD, MPH Florence Bourgeois, MD, MPH, is HMS Associate Professor of Pediatrics (pending) and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Faculty in CHIP at BCH. She has expertise and a strong publication track record using multiple national databases pertinent to emergency care, including The National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) and ClinicalTrials.gov. She has held multiple R grants. Her trainees can participate in her many projects on the regulatory science of pediatric pharmaceuticals or PEM-related epidemiological research. She was trained in this program.

 

John Brownstein, PhDJohn S. Brownstein, PhD, is HMS Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics. He directs the Computational Epidemiology Group of CHIP at BCH, and is the BCH Chief Innovation Officer. He has had a rich tapestry of funding from the NIH, industry, and major foundations such as The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and leads major international efforts in informatics and social-media-based infectious disease surveillance. He did his postdoctoral fellowship at CHIP.

 

faceless woman avatarTianxi Cai, ScD, is a John Rock Professor of Population and Translational Data Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Cai’s current research interests are mainly in the area of biomarker evaluation; model selection and validation; prediction methods; personalized medicine in disease diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment; statistical inference with high dimensional data; and survival analysis.

 

 Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH Jonathan Finkelstein, MD, MPH, is HMS Professor of Pediatrics and Population Medicine and co-director of the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship Program. He is a winner of the HMS Clifford A. Barger Award for Excellence in Mentoring. He is also Vice President of Quality for BCH. He has particular methodological expertise in study designs and analytic approaches needed to translate evidence to the clinical care setting. He is PI on two NIH T32 grants and an AHRQ K12. Dr. Finkelstein will provide strong synergy between the health services research program and the PEMRTP program.

 

faceless man avatarNils Gehlenborg, PhD, received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and was a predoctoral fellow at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). The goal of Gehlenborg’s research is to improve human health by developing computational techniques and interfaces that enable scientists and clinicians to efficiently interact with biomedical data. Tight integration of algorithmic approaches from biomedical informatics with advanced data visualization techniques is central to his efforts, as is close collaboration with clinicians and experimentalists. Currently, Gehlenborg is researching and developing novel tools to visualize heterogeneous data from large-scale cancer genomics studies such as The Cancer Genome Atlas, integrating visual and computational approaches to support sense-making in biology, and using software to support reproducible collaborative research in epigenomics and genomics.

 

Donald A. Goldmann, MD Donald Goldmann, MD, is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at BCH. He is a senior leader of the Institute for Health Care Improvement, founded by Don Berwick, and past director of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). Dr. Goldman has been Director of the Harvard-wide Child Health Services Research Training Program since 1995. As a trans-disciplinary mentor, Dr. Goldmann will participate on mentorship teams where informatics and genomics projects have a health services component in care delivery, quality improvement, or evaluation, and provide synergy through shared didactics. Importantly, the Health Services Research program is located on the same floor as the laboratory of the PI, Dr. Mandl, providing a solid geographic basis for collaboration.

 

Robert GreenRobert Green, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and HMS, and the Associate Director of the Partners Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine. His work explores emerging themes in translational genomics such as the impact of genetic and genomic information on the lives of people who receive this information, and on the practice of medicine. Dr. Green is a fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. He has a K24 mentoring award and considerable experience mentoring fellows and junior faculty in patient-oriented research. He holds multiple R and U grants, and provides an outstanding opportunity for PEMRTP fellows to study the role of whole exome sequencing in the evaluation of conditions presenting to EDs.

 

Bruce HorwitzBruce Horwitz, MD, PhD, a PEM physician, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at BCH and HMS. His lab is internationally recognized for work in NF kappaB signaling, a central modulator of innate immune responses. A key focus is on innate immunity to bacteria, a central problem in PEM in diseases induced by acute inflammatory response (e.g., pneumonia, cellulitis, and abscesses). His laboratory provides outstanding opportunities for fellows to investigate the role of innate immunity in conditions frequently presenting to the ED, such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease.

 

Louis Kunkel, PhDLouis Kunkel, PhD, is HMS Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics and a former Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Kunkel’s research focuses on the molecular biology of genetic muscular dystrophies and autism spectrum disorders. He is internationally known for identifying the Duchenne-Becker muscular dystrophy gene dystrophin. Kunkel is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Kunkel has trained approximately 50 fellows over the past 30 years, including the current president of Tufts University. Most of his former fellows now have academic positions, and the majority of those who were clinical now have physician-scientist roles. Fellows in his laboratory will study genetic contributions to diseases presenting to the ED.

 

Richard Malley, MDRichard Malley, MD, trained as a pediatric emergency physician. He is HMS Professor of Pediatrics and the Kenneth McIntosh Chair, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, at BCH. His laboratory is focused on pneumococcal pathogenesis and novel vaccine strategies for streptococcus pneumoniae and other pathogens. He has had extensive federal and foundation funding. His trainees will study vaccine development for diseases commonly seen in the pediatric ED.

 

Rebekah Mannix, MD, MPHRebecca Mannix, MD, MPH, is HMS Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, and faculty in the Division of Emergency Medicine at BCH. Her laboratory studies both animal models of closed head injury and the epidemiology and clinical management of concussion. She is PI of a U01. Fellows under her mentorship will study closed head injury. She herself completed a PEMRTP postdoctoral fellowship.

 

Arjun Manrai, PhDArjun (Rai) Manrai, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Faculty in CHIP at Boston Children’s. Dr. Manrai has a PhD in bioinformatics and integrative genomics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. His primary research focus is in cardiovascular medicine, genomics, machine learning, meta-science, and statistical methods.

 

Timothy Miller, PhDTim Miller, PhD, is HMS Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (pending) and faculty in CHIP at BCH. He is a leader in the basic science of natural language processing (NLP) of medical text. He adapts NLP to new domains and holds R01 funding. Trainees in his program work on computational phenotyping, temporal information extraction, or text summarization. Dr. Miller completed his postdoctoral training at CHIP.

 

Chirag PatelChirag Patel, PhD, is HMS Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and a new DBMI faculty member for this cycle. He is developing bioinformatics approaches extracting knowledge from large-scale environmental exposure and genomic data spanning from molecules to populations. He is one of multiple PIs of an NIDDK training program, and has R01, R00, and R21 funding. Trainees under Dr. Patel can work on environmental influences and genetic interactions leading to acute illnesses.

 

Benjamin Raby, MD, MPHBenjamin Raby, MD, MPH, is HMS Associate Professor of Medicine, and recently appointed Pulmonary Medicine Division Chief at BCH. He is an investigator at the Channing Laboratory studying the genomics of asthma. He developed gene expression signatures for asthma-associated traits and methods to facilitate quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping. These efforts resulted in the identification of regulatory variants that influence the expression of 1,585 genes, including novel asthma susceptibility variants, and the development of a pipeline to functionally characterize the identified asthma genes. Fellows in his laboratory will have access to highly characterized asthma cohorts for genomic study.

 

Ben Reis, PhDBen Reis, PhD, is HMS Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and leads the Predictive Medicine Group of CHIP at BCH. He uses advanced computational techniques to analyze large health care databases with the goal of predicting clinical and public health risks. He holds multiple R01s and has been recognized for his work with an award from the White House. Fellows working with Dr. Reis can develop a wide range of predictive modeling projects focused on topics such as clinical risk, drug safety, or public health outbreaks. Or they can develop novel methods for using social networks to identify or monitor public health trends. Reis is a successful mentor and was himself a postdoctoral fellow at CHIP.

 

Mauricio Santillana, PhDMauricio Santillana, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at HMS, a faculty member at CHIP at BCH, and an associate at the Harvard Institute for Applied and Computational Sciences. In recent years, his main focus has been to develop mathematical models to improve healthcare. Specifically, he has leveraged information from big data sets from Internet-based services (such as Google, Twitter, Flu Near You, Weather) and electronic health records to predict disease incidence in multiple locations worldwide and to predict outcomes in hospitalized patients. Dr. Santillana has advised the CDC and the White House on the development of population-wide disease forecasting tools.

 

Guergana Savova, PhD Guergana Savova, PhD, is HMS Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and senior faculty in CHIP at BCH. She is an international leader in the field of natural language processing, and developed the leading medically related pipeline for NLP, cTakes, which is the only top-level open-source project in the Apache Foundation. She holds multiple R01s. Trainees in her program work on computational phenotyping, temporal information extraction, or medical text summarization.

 

Sebastian Schneeweiss, M.D., Sc.D.Sebastian Schneeweiss, MD, ScD, is professor of medicine and epidemiology at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics in the Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His research focuses on the comparative effectiveness and safety of biopharmaceuticals and developing methods to reach causal conclusions from analyzing complex healthcare databases (NASEM video). He focuses on newly marketed medications and how real-world evidence can be generated expeditiously at highest quality without compromising the accuracy of findings. He teaches courses in principled database analytics in pharmacoepidemiology at Harvard and in Europe.

 

Griffin WeberGriffin Weber, MD, PhD, is HMS Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Associate Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He developed a novel approach to studying health systems across multiple scales, called health system dynamics, which involves reasoning over multiple scales of biomedical informatics data, including EHR and claims data. He completed his postdoctoral training at HMS DBMI.

 

Michael WhalenMichael Whalen, MD, is Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His laboratory studies the molecular basis for traumatic brain injury, including concussion, and participates in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. He has held multiple investigator awards from the NIH and a Department of Defense award. He has successfully mentored two of our trainees, one during his fellowship and the other as she transitions to independence. He continues to provide a laboratory for the study of concussion and closed head injury.

Leadership

Program director

Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPHKenneth D. Mandl, MD, MPH, directs the Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children's Hospital and is the Donald A.B. Lindberg Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. His work at the intersection of population and individual health has had a unique and sustained influence on the developing field of biomedical informatics. He was a pioneer of the first personally controlled health record systems, crowdsourcing patient knowledge from social media, and real time biosurveillance. Mandl co-developed SMART, a widely adopted approach to enable a health app written once to access digital data and run anywhere in the healthcare system. Recently the 21st Century Cures Act made SMART a universal property of the healthcare system, enabling innovators to rapidly reach market-scale and patients and doctors to access data and an “app store for health.” He applies open-source inventions to lead EHR research networks, and is a leader of the Genomics Research and Innovation Network. Mandl was advisor to two directors of the CDC and chaired the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH’s National Library of Medicine. He has been elected to multiple honor societies, including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Society for Pediatric Research, American College of Medical Informatics, and American Pediatric Society. He received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics.

 

Informatics track director

Isaac Kohane, MD, PhDIsaac Kohane, MD, PhD, directs the HMS Department of Biomedical Informatics and is the Marion V. Nelson Professor of Biomedical Informatics. He is also faculty in CHIP at BCH. Dr. Kohane is an internationally recognized leader in biomedical informatics, heading up collaborations at HMS and its hospital affiliates in the application of genomics and computer science in medicine. He leads the Coordinating Center for the NIH Undiagnosed Disease Network, and a Center for Excellence in Genomic Science. Kohane is a prolific and award-winning mentor who has received the highest recognition for mentoring at HMS, the William H. Silen Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award. He was also the founding PI of the pre-doctoral bioinformatics and integrated genomics training program.

 

Genomics track director

Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhDJoel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD, is the Concordia Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Genetics at HMS, a senior associate member of the Broad Institute, and Division Chief of Endocrinology at BCH. He has been a leader in shaping the design of genome-wide association studies to understand the genetic basis of polygenic traits and diseases, including asthma. He was awarded the American Pediatric Society’s Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award and the Society for Pediatrics Research E. Mead Johnson Award. His trainees can apply genetic, computational, and genomic methods to acute care populations.

Advisory Committee

Richard Bachur MDRichard Bachur, MD, is Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine at BCH. He brings deep domain expertise in the area of PEM and is an experienced mentor and award-winning educator. He sits on the American Board of Medical Specialties sub-board in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He will align PEMRTP fellowship recruitment with recruitment for the clinical fellowship, and work with Dr. Mandl to identify outstanding candidates and integrate research projects into the clinical operations of the ED.

 

Gary Fleisher, M.D.Gary Fleisher, MD is Chair of Pediatrics at HMS and both Chair of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at BCH. He is a founder of the field of pediatric emergency medicine and was the first PI of this training program. He provided continuity as Mandl assumed the role of PI and will continue to help Mandl identify outstanding candidates. For fellows with specialized interests, he will help identify additional mentors and co-mentors from the large faculty at BCH. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

 

Nathan KuppermannNathan Kuppermann, MD, MPH, is Department Chair of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis. A former fellow in the BCH Division of Emergency Medicine, he is a nationally recognized expert in PEM research. In addition to his clinical work, he has made outstanding research contributions, promoting global and national collaborations among leading pediatric EDs to advance the care of critically ill and injured children. He founded and directs the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) and will advise PEMRTP on engaging PECARN for multicenter study. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

 

Elizabeth OfiliElizabeth Ofili is founding director of the NIH-funded Research Centers in Minority Institutions Center of Excellence for Clinical and Translational Research and is site PI on Mandl’s ARCH-Commons network, comprised of 12 health systems. She will advise on the recruitment of fellows who are underrepresented in medicine and promote PEMRTP training at historically black and medical schools. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

 

Karen Olson, PhDKaren L. Olson, PhD, is a data analyst in CHIP at BCH. Funded by the program, she has extensive experience with population health data, including payor claims and EHRs, and will work directly with trainees engaged in database research.

 

Edie WellerEdie Weller, PhD, is Director of the Biostatistics and Research Design Core for the BCH Institutional Centers for Clinical and Translational Research. Her major research interests are the design and analysis of studies and the clinical informatics required to support research. Research projects include pre-clinical experiments and phase I to III clinical trials, institutional chart reviews, and large database analysis. She will advise PEMRTP on biostatistical design issues in trainee studies.

Studying heart development, stem cell, cardiac regeneration and cardiovascular disease using state-of-the art technologies

We are actively seeking highly motivated young scientists to join our lab as postdoctoral fellows.

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Our lab studies the molecular mechanisms of heart development, cardiac function, and related diseases. Over the past several years, we focused on the functions of transcription factors and microRNAs, and we have demonstrated their critical roles in heart development, contraction, remodeling, and regeneration (Wang et al., Cell, 105: 851; Chen et al., Nature Genetics, 38:228; Huang et al., JCI, 125, 4122; Ding et al., Nature Genetics, 47:776). We are also studying the function of lncRNAs in the heart and skeletal muscle.

The postdoc candidates have the opportunity to work on exciting projects and state-of-the-art technologies. The Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School is the preeminent medical school in the country and offers a very rich and varied academic and cultural environment.

Please send your CV and three references to:

Da-Zhi Wang, PhD
Professor, Cardiovascular Research Division
Department of Cardiology
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Enders 1262.1
320 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

E-mail: dwang@enders.tch.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-919-4768
Fax: 617-731-0787
Homepage: https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/wanglab/home

Postdoctoral position: Division of Infectious Diseases

An NIH-funded position is available for an exceptionally talented and motivated postdoctoral fellow seeking to expand his or her knowledge of the host-intestinal microbe interaction by investigating the influence of intestinal pathogens and commensals on host metabolism.

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The successful candidate will join a vibrant research team exploring the metabolic pathways of intestinal bacteria, their impact on host metabolism, and the role of novel vaccine platforms. He or she will have appointments both at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and will participate in the activities of the Infectious Diseases Division at BCH and the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School.

Recent graduates with a track record of productivity and excellent references are encouraged to apply. Candidates should send a statement of interest and future goals and a curriculum vitae, and should request three letters of reference to be sent directly from mentors familiar with their scientific abilities to paula.watnick@childrens.harvard.edu.

To learn more about our areas of interest, please see:

  • Hang S, Purdy AE, Robins WP, Wang Z, Mandal M, Chang S, Mekalanos JJ, Watnick PI. The acetate switch of an intestinal pathogen disrupts host insulin signaling and lipid metabolism. Cell Host Microbe. 2014 Nov 12;16(5):592-604.
  • Vanhove AS, Hang S, Vijayakumar V, Wong CAN, Asara JM, Watnick PI.Vibrio cholerae ensures function of host proteins required for virulence through consumption of luminal methionine sulfoxide, PLoS Pathogens, 2017.

Postdoc in Type 2 diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the lab of Dr. Sang Park at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. We are located in the center of the Longwood medical area (3 Blackfan Circle, Boston). The fields of our interest are obesity, type 2 diabetes, and ER stress.

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The goal of this project is to understand the molecular mechanisms by which insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes develop in obesity.

The project involves cell culture and mouse experiments.

Background in molecular biology (western blot, DNA/RNA works) is a must requirement. Please visit our website at parklab.info for more information.

Please send your CV and three references’ contact information to: sangpark2014@gmail.com

Postdoc in the Division of Infectious Diseases/Department of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital

The Levy Laboratory is the focal point of the Precision Vaccines Program at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. The program employs cutting-edge technologies to understand age-specific features of immune responses to inform development of vaccines tailored for optimal safety and immunogenicity towards distinct populations. Due to distinct immunity, most infection-induced death occurs at the extremes of life, and motivating development of improved vaccines that are safe and effective in the young and old. We seek a skilled and motivated postdoctoral scientist with background in Immunology (experience in T and B lymphocyte studies a plus), vaccinology, and/or systems biology and bioinformatics to lead projects employing systems biology to characterize age-specific vaccine responses and development of novel adjuvanted vaccines.

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The project will employ recent knowledge in the areas of innate immune pathways (TLRs/inflammasome) and nanoparticle technology to identify adjuvants and enhance immune responses of those at the extremes of age in vitro and in vivo. Studies will employ in vitro modeling of human newborn, adult, and elderly antigen-presenting cells, T and B lymphocytes, as well as in vivo animal and human studies.

Our laboratory, comprised of 12 current members including postdoctoral scientists, clinical fellows, and technicians, is dynamic, international, supportive, and productive. We are well funded by NIH, Gates Foundation, and internal support, as well as multiple sponsored research agreements. We offer excellent opportunities for high-impact research, publication, attendance at scientific meetings, and career advancement, with graduates of the lab holding prominent positions in academia and industry. The candidate should have obtained their PhD within the last one to three years. Interested applicants should email their CV and arrange to have three statements of reference emailed to ofer.levy@childrens.harvard.edu.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Vascular Biology and Genetics at Harvard Medical School

The D’Amato Lab of the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to study the genetic control of ocular angiogenesis.

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The project investigates candidate genes found to control angiogenesis in the mouse eye. These candidate genes were identified through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of inbred mouse strains and further 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.

If interested, please send via email a CV, a statement of research interests, as well as the names and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Robert D'Amato
Vascular Biology Program
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

robert.damato@childrens.harvard.edu

Lab website: www.damatolab.com

Postdoctoral Position in 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.

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Send curriculum vitae with names and addresses of three references to Dr. Anna Aldovini: anna.aldovini@childrens.harvard.edu