Postdoctoral fellow in biochemistry, lipid biology and metabolomics

Boston, Massachusetts
June 16 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dennis Selkoe at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School to study the molecular basis of Parkinson’s disease and translational research towards therapeutic targets. The lab studies the dynamics of alpha-synuclein (αS) and lipid pathways. The work includes lipidomics, metabolomics and protein biochemistry in multiple cellular models of Parkinson’s disease with a focus on patient-derived iPSCs.

Required qualifications

Only those with a PhD in biochemistry/protein biology/metabolism should apply. The successful applicant must also have no longer than 1-3 years post-PhD of hands-on research in protein biochemistry or lipidomics/metabolomics. Applicants should have direct productivity in these fields as shown by peer-reviewed journal publications. Experience with cell culture, biochemistry, and molecular biology is essential and neuronal culture/iPSC experience is advantageous.

The project will be labor-intensive and requires a highly experienced scientist with evidence of productivity and an eye for detail. The position will be available immediately. 

Applications should be directed to Dennis Selkoe, M.D. and Saranna Fanning, Ph.D. (

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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