Harvard Joslin Diabetes Center

Postdoctoral Fellow

Schaffer Lab, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA, United States

Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Schaffer lab at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School to work on studies of diabetes and its complications. Projects integrate cell biological, genetic, biochemical, and physiological approaches to elucidate mechanisms through which abnormal levels of metabolites alter cell physiology and lead to organ damage. Current areas of focus include non-canonical functions of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs), regulated RNA degradation, and translational regulation in response to metabolic stress. Other areas of interest are post-lysosomal cholesterol trafficking networks and disruption of these pathway in disorders of cholesterol metabolism. Our goal is to discover fundamental mechanisms of metabolic stress responses and to translate our findings in ways that inform the development of approaches to improve the lives of patients with diabetes. For more information on our lab and interests, visit our website at https://schafferlab.org

Successful candidates will have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD/PhD, or MD), a track record of productivity with peer-reviewed publications, strong communication skills, and less than 5 years of prior postdoctoral experience. They will be mentored by Dr. Schaffer in the development of their independent research careers. Expertise in molecular cell biology is required. Prior experience in RNA biology and high throughput RNA sequencing is desirable.

To Apply
Send cover letter and curriculum vitae to Jean Schaffer, MD (jean.schaffer@joslin.harvard.edu). Please include the names and contact information for two references.

The Joslin Diabetes Center values diversity and inclusion. Joslin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is the policy of Joslin to prohibit discrimination of any type. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, marital/parental status, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


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Postdoctoral Fellow