Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary RESEARCH FELLOW in Boston, Massachusetts

Description The Schepens Eye Research Institute/Mass Eye and Ear, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Lashkari’s laboratory. The qualified individual will participate in translational research focused on application of retinal progenitor cells in neurodegenerative diseases including glaucoma and development of models and therapies for neuroprotection . This individual will take a lead in continuing our work on retinal progenitor cells and development of novel disease-specific animal models. As some of our translational research projects are in collaboration with industry scientists the qualified candidate will be expected to interact with pharmaceutical company personnel.

Requirements Interested individuals will have a PhD or MD/PhD degree, a strong publication record and excellent written and oral skills. Prior background in vision research is NOT required. We will train you! Expertise in molecular biology, gene cloning, protein chemistry, tissue culture and animal work is required. A strong background in statistics would be a plus. There will be ample opportunity to advance an academic career though application for grants and interaction with industry. Highly motivated candidates who demonstrate the ability to produce publications in our lab will have the opportunity to apply for the position of Investigator (junior Harvard Medical School faculty), upon successful completion of this fellowship.

RESEARCH AREAS: The position involves planning and performing experiments in:

  • Signaling pathways in retinal progenitor cell differentiation

  • Transplantation of progenitor cells in models of neurodegeneration and glaucoma

  • Identification of novel pathways for neuroprotection using in vitro assays and their translation into in vivo models

Interested candidates should submit a (1) cover letter describing their research background, interest and career goals; (2) their curriculum vitae, (3) three references with their contact information, and (4) provide samples of their best publications.

Requisition Number: 16-0290

Post Date: 7/26/2016


Department: SERI- Lashkari

Shift: Day

Hours Per Week: 37

City: Boston

State: MA