2 Postdoctoral Training Positions Available 5/14/21
Postdoctoral positions in the
Enns/Zhang Labs in the Department
of Cell, Developmental, and Cancer Biology at Oregon Health &
Science University, Portland, OR USA. Detail link
Postdoctoral Training Position Available Fellowship 5/7/21
Bone Marrow Spatial Transcriptomics to Enhance In Vitro Platelet Production:
The Moffitt and Cantor Laboratories at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School (HMS) are currently
accepting applications for an entry-level joint post-doctoral training position. The Moffitt lab focuses on
development and utilization of in situ single-molecule imaging methods to further understand tissue
architecture, developmental signaling, and novel cell type identification. The Cantor lab specializes in
hematopoiesis and platelet production. This joint project will develop and apply Multiplexed Error-robust
Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (MERFISH) to the mouse and human bone marrow to further understand
how megakaryocytes generate platelets in the context of their native microenvironment. This knowledge will
then be applied to enhance in vitro platelet production from induced pluripotent stem cells (hIPSCs) for
transfusion purposes. The candidate will also interact with the Allon Klein’s laboratory at HMS to develop and
correlate scRNA-seq and in situ transcriptomic datasets. The candidate will be jointly advised by Dr. Moffitt and
Dr. Cantor and will have the opportunity to learn and develop a cutting-edge spatial transcriptomics tool while
substantially advancing our understanding of bone micro-environment and its critical role in the important
process of platelet production and stem cell biology.
Candidates should have recently (within ~1 year) obtained a PhD or an MD/PhD degree in the fields of
Computational Biology, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Development, or
Genetics. The candidate should have evidence of prior productive scientific work in the form of publications in
peer-reviewed journals. Prior experience in computational biology, scRNAseq, and/or other “-omics” type
approaches is strongly preferred. U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident status (i.e., “Green Card” holders) is
not necessary, but is favored.
Interested candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter describing their background and
research interests to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Candidates should also arrange for two letters of recommendation, which may be requested. Jeffrey Moffitt, PhD
Alan Cantor, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Office: 617-713-8902 Office:617-919-2026
Boston Children’s Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. Women and members of under-represented
minorities are encouraged to apply
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Iron Trafficking in Cell Biology 5/6/21
Genetics and Metabolism Section, Liver Diseases Branch
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
(NIDDK), a major component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of
Health and Human Services (DHHS) has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow. This fullyfunded
postdoctoral position is available to study the distribution and utilization of iron
cofactors within mammalian cells and tissues. Iron is an essential nutrient for every cell
in the human body because enzymes that require iron co-factors (namely, heme, ironsulfur
clusters, mononuclear and dinuclear iron centers) are involved in virtually every
major metabolic process in the cell. We identified the first cytosolic iron chaperones –
proteins that specifically bind iron ions and deliver them to target proteins through direct
protein-protein interactions (Shi, et al. 2008, Science 320, 1207-10). Current research
focuses on identifying new components of cellular iron trafficking pathways and
exploring the roles of iron chaperones in mammalian cells and tissues. Successful
candidates will join a team of talented young investigators working in mammalian cell
and genetically modified mouse models. Using the tools of cell biology, genetics and
biochemistry, we explore the systems by which iron cofactors are distributed within the
cells and tissues of mice and humans.
For more information, visit http://irp.nih.gov/pi/caroline-philpott
Successful applicants must be highly motivated, recent recipients of Ph. D. or M. D.
degrees with experience in cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology or
Interested individuals should send a brief statement of research interest, curriculum vitae
with bibliography, and contact information for three references by email to:
Caroline C. Philpott, M. D.
Chief, Genetics and Metabolism Section
Liver Diseases Branch, NIDDK, NIH
The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment
programs. DHHS AND NIH ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS.
Postdoc Fellow/Staff Scientist 5/6/21
Location: Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
The Bauer laboratory seeks highly motivated post-doctoral research fellows and staff scientists to investigate
therapeutic gene editing to address human diseases with unmet clinical needs and to explore the functional
genomics of human hematopoiesis. We conduct studies ranging from technology development, target discovery,
preclinical validation and first-in-human clinical application.
We have identified regulatory elements that are subject to naturally occurring disease associated genetic variation
and are critical determinants of fetal hemoglobin level and hemoglobin disorder clinical severity. We have
developed methodologies for high-throughput and high-resolution functional evaluation of coding and noncoding
genetic elements. We have demonstrated highly efficient and specific methods for nuclease and base editing of
human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. We use molecular genetic, biochemical, and genome editing
methodologies to perturb and observe blood cells. Our studies are meant to elucidate fundamental mechanisms
of gene regulatory elements in their endogenous chromosomal environment, to explore determinants of blood cell
development, homeostasis, and disease, and to define structure-function relationships of disease relevant protein
complexes. A major motivation of our work is to translate findings into novel therapies for patients with blood
disorders. We are advancing therapeutic gene editing from preclinical studies to first-in-human trials.
Prior experience in gene editing/gene therapy, protein engineering, hematopoiesis, molecular and cell biology,
genetics, biochemistry, systems biology, structural/chemical biology, and/or bioinformatics/computational biology
is highly desirable. The candidate must be independent in scientific research and writing, self-motivated, ethical,
team spirited, and must have exceptional laboratory, communication, organizational, and writing skills.
Interested applicants should send a CV, cover letter, statement of research interest and contact information for
three references via email to
Daniel Bauer, MD PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org), Division of
Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Boston Children’s
Hospital is one of the top pediatric research centers in the world, and a major research and teaching affiliate of
Harvard Medical School. The Bauer Laboratory is also affiliated with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard
Stem Cell Institute, and Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.
Postdoc Opportunity Innate Immunity/ Inflammation at the Univ. of Utah 5/6/21
A postdoctoral position to study innate immune signaling pathways and inflammation is available immediately in the Microbiology & Immunology Division, University of Utah, Department of Pathology.
The research project is aimed at deciphering the cellular and molecular regulation of innate immunity in the context of inflammatory and autoimmune disease. In particular, we study the function of Toll-like receptors (TLRs), which are essential for pathogen recognition, but can also promote inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. In previous work we identified a key negative regulator of Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling pathways, which is essential for protection from inflammatory diseases (Nature 2006 PMID: 16306937; PNAS 2009, PMID: 22011580; PNAS 2016, PMID: 27671649, JCI 2019, PMID: 31033479). More detailed work related to the mechanism of tissue injury revealed deregulation of myeloid cell differentiation, specifically monocyte development, as a major culprit. The goal of this project is to reveal the signaling mechanisms and genes controlling TLR biology, in particular in context with myelopoiesis and their impact on in vivo inflammation. The long-term goal is to identify novel targets for therapeutic intervention in inflammatory human diseases.
The project provides an ideal opportunity for fellows who are interested in (i) innate immunity and inflammation regulation in context of hematopoiesis/ myelopoiesis and (ii) molecular mechanisms of signal transduction, applying cutting edge protein identification/ interaction analyses, such as quantitative MS.
For more information related to the lab, the breadth of resources at the University of Utah and the stunning environment of Salt Lake City/ Utah please see: https://medicine.utah.edu/pathology/research/labs/hans-haecker/
Qualifications and Preferences
Applicants should hold a PhD and/or MD degree in Biochemistry, Biology or Immunology. The ideal candidate should have expertise in molecular biology and protein analysis and, preferably, experience with animal (mouse) in vivo experimentation.
Work Schedule Summary
Monday – Friday with some occasional evening and weekend work.
Pay Rate Range $52,704 to $55,596
Application: To apply, please send a cover letter as well as CV including publication history and three professional references to Dr. Hans Haecker, Professor at the Microbiology & Immunology Division of the Pathology Department, University of Utah, using the following link: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/106232
Open position 4/1/2021
Postdoctoral Training Program in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine – University of
Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado
The Section of Developmental Biology, headed by Dr. Bruce Appel, at the University of Colorado
School of Medicine, with support from the Gates Frontiers Fund, established the DevBioPostDoc
Program to advance the next generation of scientific leaders in Developmental Biology and
Regenerative Medicine. The DevBioPostDoc Program trains future postdoctoral fellows to become
scientific experts through cutting-edge research and close guidance from principal investigators at
the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.
The DevBioPostDoc Program intends to attract research-driven scientists from across the world and
encourages those who want to pursue an academic scientific research to apply. Postdoc trainees are
provided with a salary support in accordance with the NIH pay scale and a full benefits
package from the University of Colorado. Successful applicants will be appointed as
Gates Fellows with initial appointments made for one year and continued support contingent
on satisfactory progress.
Member labs of the DevBioPostDoc program use diverse model systems to address a broad range of
questions in the areas of Developmental Biology, Disease Modeling, and Regenerative Medicine. Read
more about the research of our principal investigators at the Section of Developmental Biology
Read the stories of our current DevBioPostDoc trainees here: https://tinyurl.com/yzt8azxv
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and less than two years of postdoctoral
experience. Interested candidates submit 1) a statement explaining their motivation to join the
program and indicating their preferred host lab (2-page maximum), 2) CV and 3) arrange for three
references. Review of applications will begin immediately and finalists will be invited for virtual
interviews. Applications should be submitted here:
For more information, we encourage you to contact Dr. Charles Sagerström, Co-Director of the
Postdoctoral Training Program, email@example.com and Dr. Alexa Burger, Co-Director
of the Postdoctoral Training Program, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to learn more about the DevBioPostDoc program and to communicate with the postdoctoral
trainees, please email them directly email@example.com.
Open positions 3/19/2021
- Open Postdoctoral Research Position – Tumor Immunology – The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to study novel immunotherapy approaches for gastrointestinal cancers. Experience with mouse work, flow cytometry, and immune cell assays is preferable. Applicants must have obtained a PhD in cancer biology, immunology, or a related field within the past three years. Strong oral and written English skills are required. The successful candidate should have independent research skills and a track record of success in the laboratory.
Interested applicants please submit a CV and contact information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open Postdoctoral Research Position – The Puri Lab at the University of Utah seeks to hire a postdoctoral research associate to work on a funded project studying the biosynthesis of natural products made by underexplored bacteria. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology, or a related field, and experience with protein expression, purification, and enzymology. Interested applicants should contact Aaron Puri directly (email@example.com) with a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references.
- SEAL (Science Excelerator and Leadership) Program Position Open – With this change in mind, the Gregg lab at the University of Utah is transitioning to a new model of science and discovery that caters to professional scientists by launching the SEAL (Science Excelerator and Leadership) Program. We are investigating new ways to take on higher impact scientific problems and make major advances in a shorter period of time. To help with this, the lab will transition to a new name – the Precision Brain Genetics Lab. This name change reflects the focus of the science and important roles of senior investigators in the lab and their capability to obtain independent grants if they wish. Right now, we are seeking to recruit a new SEAL program scientist to the lab at the level of a career track assistant professor, staff scientist or postdoctoral fellow.
New BioIron funding announcement 2/24/2021
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Iron Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the Babitt laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School to elucidate novel molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in iron homeostasis. A particular focus of the laboratory is to identify the molecular basis by which bone morphogenetic proteins regulate iron metabolism and the links between these pathways and the crippling complications of iron disorders and chronic kidney disease. We employ state-of-the-art multidisciplinary experimental approaches, including novel mouse genetic models, primary cell isolation and culture, signal transduction assays, advanced microscopy techniques, flow cytometry, and multiomic approaches, among others. Postdoctoral fellows will benefit from a highly collaborative environment and connections to premier biomedical institutions in the greater Boston area.
Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in the biomedical sciences. Ideal applicants will have an experimental background in molecular/cellular biology and mouse models of disease, a strong publication record, and excellent communication/interpersonal skills.
If interested, please email a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three references to:
Jodie L. Babitt, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Translational Nephrology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
New BioIron funding announcement 1/27/21
The International Society for the Study of Iron in Biology and Medicine is offering two COVID Relief Grants, to support trainees whose research has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Applicant must be a graduate student or a postdoctoral researcher in their first postdoctoral post.
Applicants must be affiliated with an established iron research lab at the time of application and during the proposed period of the award (as shown by the PI and/or the applicant’s membership of the International Society for the Study of Iron in Biology and Medicine).
Applicants must be able to detail how their existing research has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Funding for the research group has been cut or significantly reduced.
- The period of funding has elapsed for trainees holding time-limited research studentships/ fellowships.
- A need to extend the duration of their contracts, to account for time lost due to the closure of research facilities.
The award is for up to €5000/USD $6057.75 and can be used to fund salary costs (for contract extensions), consumables, animal costs, and core facilities access. Awardees are expected to write a report outlining the research outcomes achieved during the period of the award.
- Applicants must complete the application form.
- Applicants must provide a letter of support from their PI, and evidence of affiliation with the host lab during the proposed period of the award.
Applicants will be informed of the outcome by Friday 26, March, with grants commencing 1 to 3 months later.
New funding announcement at The NIDDK Hematology Centers Program – open 1/5/21
The NIDDK Hematology Centers Program is providing a novel support mechanism for trainees, postdocs, and junior faculty who want to pursue new directions in non-malignant hematology. Center Directors welcome applicants from across the U.S. and will strive to provide equal access to the cutting-edge resources and expertise available in their center cores.
UM-Madison Postdoctoral Position open 1/22/21
Postdoctoral Training Opportunities with the
Metabolism and Nutrition Training Program (MANTP) at UW-Madison
– An NIH-funded T32 Training Program –
• Up to 3 years of funding of your salary at NIH postdoctoral rates in a highly collegial
community of scientists focused on the molecular, genetic, biochemical and clinical and
population-based aspects of nutrition-related biomedical research (trainers listed on back/next
• Mock-review of your F32 or similar postdoctoral fellowship proposal in study section composed
of other trainees and faculty trainers.
• Gain experience at grant reviewing via participation as a reviewer in MANTP mock study
• Funds (up to $2500) to pay help pay for unique professional development opportunities such as
a class at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories.
• Trainee-specific meetings (2-4 / semester) with outside speakers from academia, industry and
other venues to discuss career trajectories and opportunities.
• Annual meetings to discuss the research progress of all trainees including opportunities to
deliver a “chalk-talk” that addresses the broad relevance of your work and its applicability to the
• Integrative annual retreat with U Chicago T32 on “Digestive Diseases and Nutrition” where the
focus is on increased exposure to cutting edge translational research, improving research
presentations at national meetings, professional development activities and networking.
• Opportunities to mentor young investigators.
• Guidance from the MANTP Executive Committee in planning your career trajectory – both short-
• Input regarding application letters, CVs, research presentation and what to expect in
Applicants should send a cover letter describing research background and career goals, curriculum
vitae and three letters of reference to:
Rick Eisenstein Ph.D.
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin 1415 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Positions are open only to U.S. citizens and non-citizen nationals per NIH policy.
Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Exchange Program
Postdoc/Student Exchange March 30-April 2, 2020 postponed