Research Fellow in Developmental Biology

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
06 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow in Developmental Biology
School    Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Department/Area    Developmental Biology

Position Description    
Yang Laboratory at Harvard School of Dental Medicine

A post-doctoral position is available in the Yang lab based in the Department of Developmental Biology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

The laboratory of Dr. Yingzi Yang has a longstanding and intense interest in defining the functional mechanisms of Wnt, Hippo, and Hedgehog signaling pathways in development and disease pathogenesis including cancer. We are recruiting a motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct bone or liver research. We use molecular, biochemistry/cell biology and genomic approaches in both mouse models and human specimens. Our research also involves cutting-edge imaging techniques and liver tumor models. Candidates with strong training in the areas of signal transduction, mechanotransduction, liver tumor microenvironment and mouse genetics are particularly encouraged to apply. The positions are funded by NIH and Harvard University.

Duties and responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • strong abilities to work independently and with self-initiative;
  • abilities to vigorously pursue scientific projects, both    conceptually and experimentally, with pro-active thinking and action;
  • collaboration with other research staff, supervision and training of lab members; 
  • writing and editing of manuscripts, research presentations at departmental seminars and scientific meetings. 

Salary will follow NIH and university guidelines.

This position is granted funded and reappointed annually.

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Basic Qualifications    
The candidate should have a PhD degree in biomedical sciences with less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience and a proven record of scientific productivity. Basic skills in molecular biology, genetics and cell biology are required.

Additional Qualifications    

Special Instructions    
To apply, please send a brief statement of research interests, CV and contact information of three references to:

Yingzi Yang, PhD

Contact Information    
Yingzi Yang, PhD
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Contact Email    Yingzi_yang@hsdm.harvard.edu

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

Minimum Number of References Required    3
Maximum Number of References Allowed    3