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Transplant Surgery Research Investigator

Brigham and Women’s Hospital - Department of Surgery
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Closing date
6 Aug 2024

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Research Investigator


The Division of Transplant Surgery and The Transplant Surgery Research Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is seeking a highly qualified PhD research investigator with expertise in molecular and cellular biology in immunology, aging, or related fields, to work on clinical and experimental transplantation projects.  

A focus of our work is on organ rejuvenation: perfusion/preservation and immunosenescence, as well as on cell signaling mechanisms that regulate organ aging and age-related immunity. The laboratory’s goal is to delineate critical drivers of aging and to bring novel approaches of organ rejuvenation to clinical application. There is also a focus on dissecting mechanisms in aging and their effects on alloimmunity, striving to bring age-specific treatments to clinical application.  An additional interest is on the delineation of metabolic influences on organ rejection and on studies delineating the effects of biological sex on alloimmunity. 

This position offers outstanding scholarly and scientific opportunity in a collegial and collaborative department as well as other related departments throughout Harvard Medical School. The division is looking for an enthusiastic and innovative individual who will both, lead and support ongoing research projects, including the preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals. Other duties include teaching and supervising graduate students or junior post-docs. 

We welcome applications from highly motivated and independent-minded individuals. Candidates must have either a PhD or equivalent graduate degree in immunology/aging or a related field with experience in collaborative interdisciplinary research as evidenced by publication record, research projects, or previous positions. Ideally, candidates will have previously published in high-ranking journals and have applied for funding. The candidate must also have effective communications skills, strong scientific writing and literature review skills, a facility with basic statistical analysis, and an aptitude for mentoring fellows, residents, and students.

Salary and academic appointment as an Instructor or Assistant Professor level, at the Harvard Medical School will be commensurate with experience, training, and achievements.

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) offers a competitive compensation and benefits program

Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Department of Surgery are committed to ensuring our diverse community feels welcome, cared for, and valued. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff and patients, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

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. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

A selection committee, headed by Dr. Stefan G. Tullius, chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery, and Director Transplant Surgery Research Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will be reviewing all applications. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and a letter of interest by email to Dr. Gerard M. Doherty, chair of the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, at the following address:









The Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is among the most highly regarded surgical services in the world, with a proud history of clinical and academic achievement. Our internationally renowned surgeons create pioneering breakthroughs that make a difference for patients today, as well as for generations to come. We are committed to delivering world-class, collaborative patient care with a profoundly human touch, while advancing scientific research and training the surgical innovators of tomorrow.

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