Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Neurobiology
We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to study pathogenic mechanisms of Alzheimer's and Parkinson’s diseases and to develop novel therapies in the laboratory of Prof. Jie Shen at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (shenlab.bwh.harvard.edu). We employ mouse and Drosophila genetic approaches to elucidate functions of gene products involved in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases in relevant neural circuits and identify molecular pathways regulated by the disease genes. We also use cell culture, biochemical, imaging and viral approaches to investigate molecular and cellular mechanisms. Representative recent publications include Neuron 2017, 96:796-807, Genetics 2017, 206: 1479-93, Mol Neurodegener 2020, 15: 72, and Neuron 2020, 108:676-90.
Recent PhDs with strong expertise in molecular biology, mouse or fly genetics, and/or neuroscience are encouraged to send CVs to Dr. Jie Shen at email@example.com. Successful candidate should be a dedicated scientist who enjoys working independently and collaboratively and is motivated by the desire to elucidate disease mechanisms and translate basic research into novel therapies.