Postdoc Position in Lassar Lab at Harvard Medical School
The Lassar lab at Harvard Medical School (in the Department of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology) has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow to study the transcriptional regulatory network that controls both the formation and maintenance of articular cartilage. Current efforts are to understand how extracellular signals promote the expression and regulate the activity of a newly identified articular cartilage transcription factor that is essential for articular cartilage formation. The lab seeks to understand the gene regulatory network that controls synovial joint formation by use of novel genetically engineered mice, isolation of articular chondrocyte precursor populations, RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq, and ChIP-Seq technologies. Fundamental knowledge gained from these approaches will be leveraged to develop novel regenerative approaches to treat joint pathology in murine models of osteoarthritis.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or a related field. In addition, the applicant should be highly motivated, have an excellent working knowledge of molecular biology techniques and be able to work constructively with others. Prior work with genetically engineered mice and/or regulation of gene expression would be a plus. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names/e.mail addresses of three people who could provide letters of reference by email to Andrew_Lassar@hms.harvard.edu.
Harvard Medical School is 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.