Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Gene Regulation and Leukemia

Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Longwood Medical Area
Base salary will follow NIH post-doctoral suggested pay levels
September 09 2016
Position Type
Full Time


Gene regulation in normal and malignant hematopoiesis; leukemia predisposition syndromes:

The Cantor Laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School is currently accepting applications for entry-level post-doctoral training positions.  The lab focuses on further elucidating the basic transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms that underlie normal hematopoietic stem cell fate decisions and terminal maturation.  We also seek to understand how the dysregulation of these processes contributes to human leukemogenesis and other blood disorders, and to translate these findings into novel therapeutic approaches.  One current focus is on leukemia predisposition syndromes and clonal hematopoiesis. We utilize a variety of approaches including biochemical, genomic, genome editing, mouse modeling, human primary cell systems, iPS cell systems, and human genetics to study these questions.

Candidates should have recently (within ~1 year) obtained a PhD or an MD/PhD degree in the fields of Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Development, or Genetics.  The candidate should have evidence of prior productive scientific work in the form of publications in peer-reviewed journals.  Prior experience in the study of gene regulation, hematopoiesis, DNA damage response/repair, genotoxic stress, and/or use of mouse models is preferred.  U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident status (i.e., “Green Card” holders) is not necessary, but is preferred.

Interested candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter describing their background and research interests to

Alan Cantor, MD. PhD

Associate Professor or Pediatrics

300 Longwood Ave., Karp 7, Mailstop BCH3142

Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston, MA 02115

Office: 617-919-2015

Fax: 617-730-0222


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