Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Wheeler Lab

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The Wheeler Laboratory in the Center for Genomic Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, is seeking highly motivated post-doctoral fellow candidates.  The Wheeler Laboratory studies Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders caused by unstable microsatellite repeats, with a focus on mechanisms underlying the instability of the causative mutations. The laboratory employs a variety of complementary approaches that include genetic modifier studies in patients, mouse models and iPSCs, CRISPR-based technologies, molecular biology, biochemistry, microscopy and single cell analyses.

The position at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, together with close access to the Broad Institute and resources in the Boston area offer unparalleled opportunity for research in a stimulating and highly collaborative training environment at the forefront of human genetic disease research. The new hire will be appointed as a Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Post-Doc at the Harvard Medical School.


  • Genome engineering using CRISPR-Cas9 editing
  • Human iPSC culture and neuronal differentiation
  • Genetic experiments using mouse models
  • Preparation of written data reports, including methodology, figure preparations, written description of the study in the form of manuscripts and/or progress reports
  • Disseminate results via conferences and journal publication


  • The ideal candidate should have received (or expect to receive soon) a Ph.D. in genetics, neurobiology, molecular/cellular biology or related discipline.
  • Highly motivated, versatile and collaborative, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and adaptability to new innovations and shifting priorities
  • A strong record of productivity as evidenced by publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to independently conduct hypothesis-driven research
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a collaborative team
  • Excellent quantitative and organizational skills
  • Experience with growing and manipulating iPSCs
  • Experience in Bioinformatic analyses and/or mouse models is a strong plus

Interested applicants should submit their CV and contacts for references to: Dr. Vanessa Wheeler at

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Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.



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