A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the Yang lab at Dept. of Developmental Biology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
The laboratory of Dr. Yingzi Yang has a longstanding and intense interest in defining the functional mechanisms of Wnt, Hippo, and Hedgehog signaling pathways in development and disease pathogenesis. This interest is being pursued through the generation and analyses of genetically engineered mice (transgenic, knockout and knock-in), in vitro studies with cell biology and biochemistry approaches as well as corroborative studies using human specimens. This work also involves cutting-edge imaging techniques and liver tumorigenesis in vitro and in vivo models. Protein chemistry and engineering is a plus. The position is funded by NIH.
The candidate should have a PhD degree in biomedical sciences with less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience and a proven record of scientific productivity. Basic skills in molecular, genetic and cell biology are required. Duties and responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:
- Strong abilities to work independently and with self-initiative;
- Abilities to vigorously pursue scientific projects, both conceptually and experimentally, with pro-active thinking and action;
- Collaboration with other research staff, supervision and training of lab members;
- Writing and editing of manuscripts, research presentations at departmental seminars and scientific meetings.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
To apply, please send a brief statement of research interests, CV and contact information of three references to:
Yingzi Yang, PhD