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Postdoctoral fellow or Research Associate in Aging at Harvard Medical School

Posted by: Harvard Medical School

Posted date: May-21-2018

Location: Boston MA


A postdoctoral fellow or research associate position is available immediately in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School to study the biology of aging. The position will be funded by a 5-year R01 research grant entitled “Molecular mechanisms by which mild elevation of mitochondrial superoxide extends longevity” under the direction of Jeremy Van Raamsdonk. The Van Raamsdonk Lab seeks to understand the aging process and to use that information to promote healthy aging and decrease the severity of age-onset neurodegenerative disease. The laboratory primarily uses C. elegans as a genetic model organism, prior to validating results in mouse models.


For a list of publications from Dr. Van Raamsdonk and the Van Raamsdonk lab please see: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=WEaryu0AAAA J&hl=en&oi=ao


Required Qualifications:

·       Ph.D. in a related field of biology (e.g. genetics, neuroscience, molecular biology)

·       Extensive experience working with C. elegans

·       Ability to generate transgenic worms from design to cloning to microinjection to integration

·       Previous experience with molecular biology techniques (DNA, RNA, protein)

·       Ability to work independently and as part of a team

·       Ability to lead a research project from design stages to data analysis, figure preparation and manuscript writing

·       A passion for scientific research

·       Strong organization and time management skills

·       Meticulous attention to detail

·       Eligible to work/train in the United States


Additional expertise that would be beneficial:

·       Experience with Crispr-Cas9 genome editing techniques

·       Experience and interest in designing experiments based on large scale bioinformatics outputs (ranking candidates, testing biological significance)

·       Knowledge of the aging research field

·       A strong understanding of genetics

·       Experience with other model organisms especially mammalian systems


Application Process:

Interested applicants should email a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three references directly to jeremy_vanraamsdonk(at)hms.harvard.edu .

Job Title Postdoctoral fellow or Research Associate in Aging at Harvard Medical School
Post Details
Email jeremy_vanraamsdonk(at)hms.harvard.edu
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Genetics
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Boston MA
Key Words postdoctoral fellow, research associate, aging, C. elegans, genetics, Harvard
Start Date 6/1/2018