Harvard Joslin Diabetes Center

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epigenetic Mechanisms of Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Harvard Medical School and Joslin Diabetes Center

Boston, MA, United States

A new postdoctoral fellowship position is focused on identification of transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms by which paternal metabolism increases risk for type 2 diabetes in offspring. This will include analysis of the transcriptome and epigenome in both sperm and early embryonic tissues in mice, and of human sperm. The Patti Lab is located at Joslin Diabetes Center, a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School in the Longwood Medical Area, Boston MA. The position is supported by a new NIH R01 grant.

A successful candidate will have recently completed a PhD, be an enthusiastic scientist, and have good command of English and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicant must have proven skills in standard molecular laboratory techniques; experience in RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, chromatin analysis, and integrative analysis of large “omics” data sets would be desirable. Collaborating scientists and core facilities will provide additional training opportunities throughout the fellowship. Must be US citizen or eligible for J1 visa.

The Joslin Research Division (https://www.joslin.org/research) is a dynamic setting in which to learn, guided by world-class investigators within the broader environment of the Harvard Longwood area and supported by the infrastructure and scientific activities of the NIH funded Diabetes Research Center. In addition to project-specific training and lab meetings, postdocs learn from weekly seminars by internal and external scientists, joint data club lab meetings, and scientists staffing core facilities (e.g. Bioinformatics, Molecular Phenotyping Core with 10x, Flow Cytometry, Animal Facility, and others). Opportunities for teaching visiting students are available. Fellows are encouraged to participate in the Joslin Fellows Council, a group providing activities for both professional growth and fun! Please send a CV, a cover letter describing your research interests and ultimate career goals, and contact information (phone number and email) for at least 3 references who know you in a professional scientific role, including your graduate studies mentor, to mary.elizabeth.patti@joslin.harvard.edu.

Thank you for your interest. I look forward to speaking with you.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epigenetic Mechanisms of Type 2 Diabetes Risk