post-doctoral fellow in neuroscience/gene therapy

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7085709

Posted: September 20, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A postdoctoral position for candidates interested in rare disease research and gene therapy is available in the laboratory of Dr. Yulia Grishchuk at the Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. The laboratory focuses on the neurobiology and therapy development for the lysosomal storage disorder mucolipidosis type VI. Our current efforts are focused on developing AAV-based gene therapy for treatment of mucolipidosis type IV and pre-clinical testing of this approach in the mouse model.
We are looking for highly motivated recent PhD graduates with a background in neuroscience/gene therapy and previous experience with mouse models of CNS diseases and primary cultures. Candidate should be capable to work independently, but also have strong communication skills and proven ability to work well in a collaborative environment. Candidate should also demonstrate good organizational skills and be able to meet deadlines in time.
Candidate will be directly involved in designing and conducting experiments, data analysis and preparation of publications. Other responsibilities include presenting data at the meetings, mouse colony management and supervising students. He/she will work with under-graduate students, post-docs, technicians, and collaborators within the Harvard community and outside. Together with conducting a primary research project, a supportive role in other collaborative projects in the lab is strongly anticipated.
Candidates must have a PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology, pharmacology or related areas. The initial contract is for one year, and continuation of the position is dependent on performance.
The laboratory is located on the main MGH campus in downtown Boston, MA. The research environment at MGH is extensive and collaborative. The MGH research Institute is the largest hospital-based research enterprise in the United States. Postdoctoral fellows at MGH have joint appointment at Harvard Medical School with access to multiple educational and research resources.
To apply, please send in a single email your CV, a statement describing your qualification for this position and contact information for three or four references to Dr. Yulia Grishchuk at

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