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Postdoc Fellow / Senior Scientist

Employer
Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Location
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Discipline
Biomedicine, Life Science
Job Type
Postdoctoral
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Fixed term
Qualification
PhD
Sector
Academia

Postdoc Fellow / Senior Scientist

The Yakoub and Sulzer labs at Harvard Medical School-Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Columbia University are developing collaborative projects to explore transformative ideas focused on brain disease mechanisms and therapies and developing cutting-edge technologies for neuroscience. Example projects include:

1. Investigating the “virus/immune hypotheses” of neurodegenerative or neurodevelopmental diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and autism.

 2. Developing novel gene therapies to target neuronal cell biology processes such as autophagy or neural circuits that go awry in brain disease.

3. Developing powerful technologies for neural circuitry tracing or modulation in the brain that can be a strong rival to existing neuroscience technologies such as optogenetics, or deep brain stimulation.

This is a fully funded multi-year position, to be jointly advised by Drs. Yakoub and Sulzer. The postdoc will receive the benefits of mentorship of both advisors, including training in both labs and career development support (e.g. grant writing and faculty job search/applications) from both advisors. The postdoc may be based in Boston, with potential training on other relevant skills at the Sulzer lab in New York as needed.

 The position requires broad skills in life sciences and neuroscience, including mouse skills and injections, immunohistochemistry, imaging, behavioral analyses, optogenetics, electrophysiology, cell culture including primary neurons or iPSC-derived neurons and brain organoids, and/or other relevant skills. Productivity, independence, and motivation are necessary for success in this position. To inquire about this position, please send an email, with your CV attached, to ayakoub@bwh.harvard.edu and ds43@cumc.columbia.edu

 

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