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Weissleder, Ralph Molecular profiling of cancer cells and microscopy Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Weissleder, Ralph Synthetic chemistry Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Weissleder, Ralph Biomedical engineering Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Nahrendorf, Matthias cardiovascular biology, immunology, hematology and imaging Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Naxerova, Kamila Research Technician I
Naxerova, Kamila Computational Biology Research Technician II
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Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Area: Molecular profiling of cancer cells and microscopy

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Investigator: Weissleder, Ralph

Date Posted: 2019-09-09

Description: The lab of Ralph Weissleder in the Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School invite applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions. One or two positions are available in molecular profiling of cancer cells (see Sci Transl Med. 2014;6(219):219ra9). The ideal candidate should have a background in microfluidics, optics (microscopy), protein/DNA diagnostics, and cell biology, with expertise in system implementation and benchwork. The Center (csb.mgh.harvard.edu) has a diverse faculty with backgrounds in engineering, chemistry, biology, physics, and medicine, and offers a lively and supportive environment in which to perform interdisciplinary science.

Responsibilities: We seek creative thinkers who take risks in defining and addressing important problems, and who use quantitative experimental, computational and/or theoretical approaches in their work. Research fellows are encouraged to write their own grants, following the training period, to launch their independent research.

Requirements: A Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or M.D. and permanent residency is required. To apply, please send your CV, a summary of your most significant research accomplishments (300 words) and the email addresses of three references to: Serena Sullivan (Sullivan.Serena@mgh.harvard.edu), CSB, Simches Research Center, 185 Cambridge Street, Suite 5.210, Boston, MA 02114.


Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Area: Synthetic chemistry

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Investigator: Weissleder, Ralph

Date Posted: 2019-09-09

Description: The Weissleder lab in the Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions. One position is available in chemical synthesis of small molecules and bioconjugation. The Center has a diverse faculty with backgrounds in chemistry, biology, physics, engineering and medicine, and offers a lively and supportive environment in which to perform interdisciplinary science.

Responsibilities: We seek creative thinkers who take risks in defining and addressing important problems, and who use quantitative experimental, computational and/or theoretical approaches in their work.

Requirements: A Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D. or M.D. and permanent residency is required. The ideal candidate has an extensive synthetic background and track record in chemical syntheses and analyses. To apply, please send your CV, a summary of your most significant research accomplishments (300 words) and the email addresses of three references to: Serena Sullivan (Sullivan.Serena@mgh.harvard.edu), CSB, Simches Research Center, 185 Cambridge Street, Suite 5.210, Boston, MA 02114.


Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Area: Biomedical engineering

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Investigator: Weissleder, Ralph

Date Posted: 2019-09-09

Description: The lab of Ralph Weissleder (https://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/weissleder) in the Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions. Several positions are available in bioengineering, chemistry, imaging and/or cancer biology. Ideal candidates should have a strong academic background, US training and prior publications. The Center has a diverse faculty and offers a lively and supportive environment in which to perform interdisciplinary science.

Responsibilities: We seek creative thinkers who take risks in defining and addressing important problems, and who use quantitative experimental, computational and/or theoretical approaches in their work. Research fellows are encouraged to write their own grants, following the training period, to launch their independent research.

Requirements: A Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. and permanent residency is required. To apply, please send your CV, a summary of your most significant research accomplishments (300 words) and the email addresses of three references to: Serena Sullivan (Sullivan.Serena@mgh.harvard.edu), CSB, Simches Research Center, 185 Cambridge Street, Suite 5.210, Boston, MA 02114.


Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Area: cardiovascular biology, immunology, hematology and imaging

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Investigator: Nahrendorf, Matthias

Date Posted: 2019-09-09

Description: The Nahrendorf lab is looking to recruit motivated, enthusiastic scientists! Come and join a dynamic research effort focussing on cardiovascular biology, immunology, hematology and imaging. The lab offers a strong environment to pursue exciting research, propelled by team spirit, cutting edge resources and collaborative network that spans continents and local Boston powerhouses. We are ~10 scientists with a common goal: use the fire in our bellies to tackle the big unknown, driven by the world’s clinical needs and our intellectual curiosity.

Requirements: Ph.D. Experience in immunology, hematology, intravital microscopy or gene editing is a plus but not a must.


Position: Research Technician I

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Investigator: Naxerova, Kamila

Date Posted: 2019-09-09

Description: A research technician position is available in the Naxerova laboratory at the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The Naxerova lab studies the evolutionary history of cancer, using a blend of high-throughput experimental and computational approaches. We are interested in understanding how processes of mutation and selection in normal (stem) cells set the stage for cancer evolution. Once a tumor develops, how does tissue-specific selection shape the cancer genome? How can we take advantage of genetic intra-tumor heterogeneity to gain insights into the life history of a cancer? A particular interest of the lab is metastasis evolution. Do metastases arise from distinct clones with special, genetically encoded properties or do they represent random samples of the primary tumor? Do all metastases arise independently from the primary tumor, or do they give rise to each other? Does metastatic spread happen early or late in tumor development? Perhaps most importantly, is there a correlation between the evolutionary history of metastases and clinical outcomes? These questions are difficult to study in humans because it is challenging to reconstruct occult events that happened years before diagnosis. We are developing and applying new methods for lineage tracing in human cancer, with the ultimate goal of understanding a tumor’s entire evolution from the founder cell to lethal systemic disease.

Responsibilities: The Center for Systems Biology (CSB), a multidisciplinary thematic center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, houses a vibrant scientific community united by its interest in integrative, quantitative biology and translational medicine. MGH offers excellent benefits to all employees and is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send your CV to Kamila Naxerova (naxerova.kamila@mgh.harvard.edu). Please check out the lab website csb.mgh.harvard.edu/naxerova for more information about publications and current lab members.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and lab experience. We are looking for a motivated research technician to participate in projects investigating metastasis patterns in colorectal cancer and melanoma. Apart from getting a solid theoretical foundation in cancer genetics, you will learn how to evaluate human tumor samples histologically, how to collect tissue material and isolate DNA from it, how to run high-throughput PCRs and how to analyze the resulting data in R and Python. Our team is very collaborative and friendly. You will also be working in close association with the Center for Integrated Diagnostics at MGH, learning all about the newest molecular assays that are getting developed for clinical use.


Position: Research Technician II

Research Area: Computational Biology

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Investigator: Naxerova, Kamila

Date Posted: 2019-09-09

Description: A research technician or data analyst position is available in the Nahrendorf and Naxerova laboratories at the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. If you are a motivated scientist with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics or related relevant fields, and you want to be part of a dynamic, friendly team that produces and analyzes a large amount of complex data (genotyping data, DNA and RNA sequencing data, single cell sequencing data), please consider applying! We have a multitude of interesting projects in cancer genetics and cardiovascular disease research that will provide a rich playing ground for a person who enjoys thinking about data and its (biological) implications. We are looking for somebody who will actively be engaged in the research and take responsibility for their projects. This is not a job in which you will be told what to do step by step. After a thorough training phase, you will work independently and be able to realize your own ideas. You will be embedded into a great research team with lots of support, both from the biological as well as from the bioinformatics side. Recent graduates who are looking to earn a few years of research experience before applying to graduate school are particularly welcome. Please review these websites to learn more about our research: https://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/naxerova https://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/nahrendorf The Center for Systems Biology (CSB), a multidisciplinary thematic center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, houses a vibrant scientific community united by its interest in integrative, quantitative biology and translational medicine. MGH offers excellent benefits to all employees and is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send your CV to Kamila Naxerova (naxerova.kamila@mgh.harvard.edu).

Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computational biology


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

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.