Massachusetts General Hospital

Position for Postdoctoral Fellow

Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School

Charlestown, MA, United States

Position for Postdoctoral Fellow

A position for a postdoctoral research fellow is immediately available at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of Dr. Christiane Wrann located in the Charlestown Research Campus.

Our lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms of the beneficial effects of exercise and metabolism on the brain, such as increased neurogenesis or synaptic plasticity. This is an exciting area of interdisciplinary research with highly translational potential. For our recent publications see: Wrann et al. Cell Metabolism 2012, Jedrychowski, Wrann et al. Cell Metabolism 2015, Young et al. Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2019. A postdoctoral fellow is sought for driving research projects to identifying novel factors and to characterize their role in exercise and therapeutic potential using mouse models and molecular-based screenings methods. Those projects will involve cutting-edge technologies, including single-cell RNAseq, high resolution mass spectrometry, or advanced imaging technologies.

The Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School offer a unique world-class training environment and the opportunity to pursue research at the forefront of science.

Qualified candidates must have a recent Ph.D., D.V.M and/or M.D. in neurobiology/neurosciences, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, metabolism, or a related field, less than 4 years of post-doctoral experience, and have a record of peer reviewed publications. The ideal candidate should have strong expertise in molecular biology techniques, biochemical, or cellular imaging techniques. Experience with mouse physiology is a plus. High level of motivation and independence and the ability to think critically are expected. Candidates must have good written/oral communication skills in English. PhD candidates with soon expected graduation are also encouraged to apply.

Full applications, including a cover letter with a description of past research experience, a curriculum vitae, copies of relevant publications, the names of three references, and expected availability date should be submitted via email to:

Christiane Wrann, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Program in Neuroprotection in Exercise
Affiliate of the Harvard Stem Cell institute
Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC)
Massachusetts General Hospital
149 13th Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Tel: 617-643-3443, Fax: 617-726-5806

For more information about the Wrann Lab, publications, research interests, and lab members please visit our website:

EEO Statement Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


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Position for Postdoctoral Fellow