Post-doctoral Fellow

Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and a generous benefits package.
February 01 2017
Position Type
Full Time

The laboratory of Dr. Randolph Watnick seeks highly motivated candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship in the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. 

The major focus of the funded position is to study the role of the tumor microenvironment in regulating tumor progression and metastasis, with emphases on immune cell infiltration, cancer stem cell maintenance and inflammatory responses.  Candidates will be expected to design and conduct experiments, participate in the writing of scientific publications and funding proposals and, with direction from Dr. Watnick, supervise students and technical support personnel. The selected individual will receive strong mentoring and have many opportunities for growth and development as a scientist and to publish their work in high impact journals (the average impact factor for publications from the Watnick lab over the past 5 years is over 15) as well as presentations at major scientific conferences.  In addition, the selected fellow will be exposed to many aspects of drug discovery and development from the Watnick lab as well as others in the program with a long history of successful translational research.

Familiarity with tumor biology, animal tumor models, immunohistochemical staining, molecular biology and biochemistry/signal transduction are recommended but not required.

Work may begin at the successful applicant’s earliest convenience.  Interested candidates should submit a C.V. and contact information, including phone numbers, for 3 references.

Compensation includes salary commensurate with NIH guidelines and a generous benefits package. 


·    Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. in the biological sciences (awarded or anticipated)

·    Excellent written and oral communication skills

·    Publication in peer-reviewed journals 

·    Ability to perform as a team member and good interpersonal skills  

·    Strong analytical and organizational skills and excellent attention to detail  

·    Ability to work independently and effectively

·    Proven track record of problem-solving

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