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Babitt, Jodie Iron biology, molecular and cellular biology, animal models, genetics, biochemistry Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Higgins, John Mechanistic Mathematical Modeling of Human Pathophysiology Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Area: Iron biology, molecular and cellular biology, animal models, genetics, biochemistry

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Investigator: Babitt, Jodie

Date Posted: 2016-09-07

Description: A Postdoctoral Fellow is sought to work in the Program in Membrane Biology/Division of Nephrology/Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The goal of our research program is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in iron homeostasis and to develop new therapeutic strategies to treat iron disorders such as anemia of chronic disease, thalassemia, and hemochromatosis. We employ a multidisciplinary approach including molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and animal models.

Requirements: Candidates for this position must have an M.D. or Ph.D (or equivalent) in the biomedical sciences. Successful applicants will have an experimental background in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and animal studies, a strong publication record, and excellent communication/interpersonal skills. Please email a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Babitt.jodie@mgh.harvard.edu.


Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Area: Mechanistic Mathematical Modeling of Human Pathophysiology

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Investigator: Higgins, John

Date Posted: 2016-09-07

Description: A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of John Higgins, MD, jointly located at the Harvard Medical School Department of Systems Biology and the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Systems Biology and Department of Pathology. Qualified applicants will have extensive knowledge of and interest in human pathophysiology, dynamical systems, numerical methods, and good software engineering practices. For example, strong candidates would be able to compare and contrast the following: finite elements and finite differences, lymphocyte and myelocyte, quicksort and bubble sort. The successful applicant will become part of a small research group that is located at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Systems Biology and is an integral part of the Harvard Medical School Department of Systems Biology and the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Pathology. The successful applicant will be interested in becoming an active and contributing member of these combined clinical, clinical research, and basic research communities.

Responsibilities: Expected activities will include: 1) Studying existing research on an area of interest in human pathophysiology. 2) Developing mechanistic models describing relationships between relevant clinically measurable quantities and how they change over time. 3) Implementing dynamic computational models in well-designed and structured MATLAB code. 4) Developing complex structured queries for clinical databases to identify cases appropriate for model development and validation. 5) Acquiring clinical specimens from hospital laboratories. 6) Working closely with basic science and clinical collaborators to develop theoretical basis for models and to design and execute molecular and cellular measurements of human clinical specimens and collaborator model organisms to validate model predictions and to test hypotheses.

Requirements: Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree or students in their final year of their doctoral studies and an undergraduate or advanced (pending or completed) degree in math, computer science, or engineering.


Send your application to (please specify position): Serena Sullivan (Sullivan.Serena@mgh.harvard.edu), CSB, Simches Research Center, 185 Cambridge Street, Suite 5.210, Boston, MA 02114