Postdoctoral Fellow, Vascular Biology Program

Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Compensation includes salary significantly above NIH guidelines and a generous benefits package.
Closing date
May 7, 2023

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Life Sciences, Molecular Biology
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Full Time
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Multiple NIH-funded positions are available for highly-motivated postdoctoral fellows in the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.  Candidates should possess or anticipate a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, neuroscience, or a related discipline.  Candidates should have excellent written and oral English skills and a demonstrated ability to plan and complete projects with substantial independence.  Candidates will design, organize, and execute experiments, as well as, analyze, interpret, record and present their data within the group and department.  Candidates will receive direction from the PI and may supervise technical support personnel.  Efficient use of time, reagents, and financial and other resources is expected.  Successful candidates will also participate in the drafting of scientific publications and funding proposals.  They must also be able to work and think independently.  The selected individuals will have many opportunities for growth and development as a scientist and to publish high quality work and present at relevant scientific conferences.  Successful candidates will be exposed to many aspects of the drug discovery and development process in a program with a long history of successful translational research.  Currently funded projects aim to

  1. Identify and understand the signaling pathway of a bioactive lipid in the context of endometriosis and to identify novel targets for endometriosis therapy, and
  2. Identify non-invasive biomarkers predictive of stroke and/or brain tumors, with a focus on axonal guidance factors and regulation of the extracellular matrix as novel therapeutic targets.



Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. in the biological sciences 

Strong self-motivation with an ability to work independently and effectively, coupled with a "whatever it takes" approach to move projects forward 

Effective written/oral communication skills, including publication in peer-reviewed journals 

A proven track record of problem-solving 

Good organizational skills and excellent attention to detail 

Ability to perform as a team member and good interpersonal skills

Experience with in vivo disease / animal models (rodents)


Candidates should submit by email a CV, including a statement of career objectives and the names and contact information for three referees to 

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