Post-doctoral Fellow Opportunity
The Butovsky Laboratory, Oleg Butovsky, Ph.D. (PI)
Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
A postdoctoral fellow position is currently available in the Butovsky laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School to investigate microglial biology in Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. This position is funded by an NIH research grants. The Butovsky lab is investigating basic microglia biology and its application to disease. The ultimate goal is to find microglia-based immunomodulatory approaches to treat neurodegenerative diseases.
We are looking for a candidate with strong background in molecular biology techniques, primary cell/tissue culture and in vivo methods, assays to quantify gene/protein expression, high-throughput next generation sequencing library preparation protocols, and measurement of post-translational modifications. Competence in FACS and single cell techniques (CYTOF/AURORA), experience with iPS cells, tissue engineering (RNAi, CRISPR-CAS), or viral delivery systems is highly desirable. Key areas of interest are to understand how genetic risk variants affect microglia biology which may lead to development of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and secondary progressive form of multiple sclerosis. Prioritized candidates should demonstrate excellent scientific productivity, evidenced by high-quality publications, and be highly-motivated to conduct independent research. Additionally, candidates should display good communication and inter-personal skills. M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent is required.
For more information about Butovsky Lab, please visit us at http://butovskylab.bwh.harvard.edu
For consideration for this position, please send a cover letter explaining your background and interest, detailing how you feel your skills can enrich the group’s activities, three (3) references and a full CV including contact details as a combined PDF to:
Oleg Butovsky Ph.D.
Associated Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
60 Fenwood Road
Boston, MA 02115
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.