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Postdoctoral Fellow

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

School: Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area: Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

Position Description

We seek a recently completed Ph.D. in the fields of developmental and/or regenerative neurobiology, neuronal cell biology, and/or nervous system disease involving the cerebral cortex to join an ongoing research program focusing on the developmental, degenerative, and regenerative biology of the cerebral cortex, employing both mice as a genetic model and limited work with human iPSC-derived cortical like neurons. We are particularly interested for this position in projects involving subcellular soma, growth cone, and synapse biology potentially underlying ALS, and in subcellular growth cone biology in activated regeneration after spinal cord injury in mice.. This position offers full funding for a two-year period for work within the scope of recent publications from the laboratory as defined by our series of recent publications and bioRxiv preprints. Salary is in the range of $67,600 per year, depending on whether a recently defended graduate or already with 1 year of postdoc experience in the Ph.D. lab. The position offers full Harvard benefits.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. or M.D-Ph.D. (or equivalent) scientists with a strong relevant background. The Postdoctoral Fellow should have working knowledge of in vivo mouse molecular-genetic approaches, mouse cortical immunocytochemical analyses, circuit concepts, transcriptomic (and potentially proteomic) bioinformatics, small input RNA-seq, and high-level imaging, as well as research background in related studies. Junior applicants, such as recent Ph.D. graduates with 0 or 1 years of postdoctoral experience are preferred.

Additional Qualifications

Experience drafting, editing, submitting, revising, and publishing in high-tier to top-tier journals, including preparation and conceptualization of top level figures, schematics, and presentation slides.

Special Instructions

To apply, upload a cover letter, CV, and recommendation contact information for three references in ARIeS. Selected applicants will be interviewed in-person or by Zoom, depending on their location, and further steps before offering a position include a a full scientific seminar on the body of Ph.D. work, and meetings with nearly all members of the laboratory.

Contact Information

Laura Chavez

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Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required: 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed: 5

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