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Higgins, John Mechanistic Mathematical Modeling of Human Pathophysiology Postdoctoral Research Fellow
McCarthy, Jason Cardiovascular drug delivery and imaging agent Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Physics Summer Intern
Babitt, Jodie Iron biology, molecular and cellular biology, animal models, genetics, biochemistry Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Area: Mechanistic Mathematical Modeling of Human Pathophysiology

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Investigator: Higgins, John

Date Posted: 2016-07-12

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.


Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Area: Cardiovascular drug delivery and imaging agent

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Investigator: McCarthy, Jason

Date Posted: 2016-06-09

Description: The McCarthy lab in the Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position focused on the development of materials for imaging and therapy in cardiovascular disease. Given the multidisciplinary nature of our center and research, this position provides a vibrant research environment with the potential to interact and learn from scientists across a gamut of specialties.

Requirements: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in chemistry. Successful candidates will have a background in organic, peptide, and bioconjugation chemistries, a thorough understanding of photophysics, a strong publication record, and excellent communication/interpersonal skills. Experience in the development of materials for in vivo use is highly desired.


Position: Medical Physics Summer Intern

Research Area: Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Platform: The Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital

Date Posted: 2015-12-15

Description: The Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital is looking for motivated undergraduate physics or engineering students for a summer internship. The program will begin with introductory lectures in physics, medical physics, and radiation oncology. Interns will then gain firsthand exposure to these topics through a variety of clinical operations alongside leading medical professionals. Topics will include: radiation physics and biology, radiation oncology, patient-specific treatment planning, brachytherapy, electron beam therapy, and proton therapy. Interns will have the opportunity to attend departmental meetings as well as relevant hospital-sanctioned lectures. The program will culminate in a mentored research project in a field of particular interest to each intern. Interns will gain a fundamental understanding of radiation’s role in the treatment of cancer at one of the world’s leading healthcare institutions.

Responsibilities: The program will tentatively run from June 13 through August 12 of 2016, though program schedule can be flexible depending on each intern’s academic commitments. Interns will work forty hours per week in total; hourly schedule will vary week by week. A stipend will be provided to each intern upon completion of the summer internship.

Requirements: The ideal candidate is a high achieving physics or engineering student with an interest in medical physics, an excellent GPA, a research background, and strong references. Each applicant should provide the follow: -A 1-2 page personal statement that provides a brief description of the applicant’s background, career goals (both short and long term), how this internship will contribute to them, and any other information the applicant deems pertinent. -1-2 faculty letters of recommendation -Curriculum Vitae Please submit applications by email to Michael Young (myoung22@mgh.harvard.edu) by February 29, 2016. Applicants who are selected for interviews will be notified to by March 14, 2016. To learn more about the MGH Department of Radiation Oncology, please visit: http://www.massgeneral.org/radiationoncology/.


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: 2015-06-11

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.


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