Postdoctoral fellow position available in the Soukas lab in Massachusetts
General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. This lab, located in the
ultramodern Simches Research Building within the (http://www.soukas.org),
studies the mechanistic genetics of aging and aging associated diseases such as
obesity, diabetes, and cancer using vertebrate and invertebrate genetics,
physiology, and metabolism.
The postdoctoral fellow will conduct systems level genetic and genomic
experiments using vertebrate and invertebrate systems (mouse, human, and C.
elegans) to identify and analyze genes required for aging, health, and disease.
This is a unique opportunity to leverage the strength of invertebrate genetics with
the medical relevance of mammalian genetics to make discoveries that are
important for human health and metabolic diseases. The lab employs a
multidisciplinary approach using genomics, genetics, molecular biology,
biochemistry, and cell biology.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a doctorate degree in
molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or related sciences. Prior lab
experience in genetics, genomics, biochemistry, or metabolism is preferred.
Experience with murine or C. elegans genetics and metabolism is not required,
but is a plus. Skills in bioinformatics are highly valued. The fellow will conduct
independent scientific experiments designed in conjunction with Dr. Soukas and
will present at lab meetings and at local scientific conferences. It is important
that the candidate possess an eagerness to learn new scientific ideas and
Earliest start date is July 2018. Interested applicants should submit their CV and
Recent Soukas Lab Publications:
Diabetes Unit | Endocrine Division
Center for Genomic Medicine | Massachusetts General Hospital | Harvard Medical School
Metabolic Phenotyping Core | Nutrition Obesity Research Center of Harvard
Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT