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POST DATE 8/12/2016
END DATE 3/30/2017
Mass General Physicians Organization(MGPO)
JOB DESCRIPTIONGENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
A postdoctoral position for candidates interested in biology of glia and glia-neuron interactions is available in the laboratory of Dr. Yulia Grishchuk at the Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. The laboratory focuses on the neurobiology of the lysosomal storage disorder mucolipidosis type VI using mouse and cellular models with the goal of developing therapeutic approaches. Our current efforts are focused on understanding the role of microglia and astrocytes in the pathogenesis of mucolipidosis type IV and testing immunomodulation as a potential therapy.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful candidate will be directly involved in designing and conducting experiments, data analysis and preparation of publications. Other responsibilities include presenting data at the meetings, mouse colony management and supervising summer students. He/she will work with under-graduate students, post-docs, technicians, and collaborators within Harvard community and outside. Together with conducting a primary research project, a supportive role in other collaborative projects in the lab is strongly anticipated.
We are looking for highly motivated recent PhD graduates with a background in neuroscience and previous experience with mouse models of CNS diseases and primary cultures. Experience with intracerebral stereotaxic injections is preferred. Candidate should be capable to work independently, but also have strong communication skills and proven ability to work well in a collaborative environment. Candidate should also demonstrate good organizational skills and be able to meet deadlines in time.
Candidates must have a PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology, pharmacology or related areas.
Recent PhD graduates
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
Supervision of students (1) and/or a lab technician (1) .
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable):
Molecular biology lab space.
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.