Innovation Travel Award
The Innovation Travel Award provides up to $5,000 for an investigator to travel to an outside laboratory to gain expertise in novel methodologies used for skeletal analyses and to help integrate these new technologies into one of the Research Cores upon return to Boston.
New Core Innovation Award
Letter of Intent Due November 10, 2017
Award Date: December 1, 2017
Required -Presentation of preliminary data to CSR Core Directors
Pilot & Feasibility Award
Two Pilot and Feasibility Research proposals provides grants of $30,000 for a one-year period; a second year will be considered on a competing basis. Awardees will be expected to present progress to CSR members biannually and provide a written annual report.
Research Fellow – Job Code 3063262
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Harald Jueppner in the Endocrine Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). MGH is a Harvard Medical School (HMS)-affiliated hospital. This is a full-time position with an affiliated Research Fellow appointment proposed at Harvard Medical School (HMS). This position is contingent upon successful credentialing by the MGH Registrar/Credentialing Unit.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Investigations of the genetic, epigenetic, and cellular mechanisms responsible for rare human disorders caused by abnormal Gas-signaling that lead to an abnormal renal regulation of calcium and phosphate homeostasis, and of bone metabolism. We employ cell-based in vitro studies, genetic manipulations of cells, and different approaches to search for genetic mutations in patients, as well as in vivo studies using different mouse strains. The studies will lead to an improved understanding of proximal renal tubular responses to parathyroid hormone (PTH) and the role of genetic imprinting in this and other tissues.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- The ideal candidate will have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in biomedical sciences, with experience in cell culture, molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, mouse models of disease, and analysis of genome/exome data.
- This position offers an excellent opportunity to learn and apply skills in signal transduction mechanisms, imprinting and epigenetics, endocrinology, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing, and molecular/cellular biology techniques. A strong background in one or more of these areas is preferred.
- Qualified candidates should be able to work independently as well as in a group environment.
- Duties will be performed in a research laboratory.
- No direct patient contact will occur.
- Work with mice preferable.
- Flexible work hours conducted over a forty-hour workweek.
We strive for impactful science in a collegial and highly-collaborative environment. Career development is a major priority. Post-doctoral fellows will benefit from connections to premier academic laboratories, hospitals, and research institutions in the greater Boston biomedical environment.
Interested candidates should send their cover letter, CV, and contact information of at least two references to:
Harald Jueppner, MD
MGH Endocrine Unit
Thier Building, Room 1039
50 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114
Research Fellow – Job Code 3065198