Postdoctoral Position – Cell Biology/Neurodegenerative Diseases
At the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), creativity and excellence are fundamental to our success. As one of the world’s largest philanthropies, HHMI is a major force in advancing biomedical research and science education.
We have a postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of HHMI Investigator, Tobias Walther, Ph.D., and Robert V. Farese, Jr, M.D., who jointly run a highly collaborative group at the Harvard School of Public Health. The lab is located in the Boston Longwood medical campus and is affiliated with the Department of Genetics and Complex Disease (HSPH), the Department of Cell Biology (Harvard Medical School), the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The Walther-Farese Laboratory studies the biochemistry of cellular lipid metabolism and membrane homeostasis. We seek outstanding candidates with Ph.D. training in cellular and murine models of neurodegeneration. Projects are available in the areas of lyososome biology and frontotemporal dementia and in the area of altered sphingolipid homeostasis and neurodegenerative diseases.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in cell biology or neurodegenerative disease research and have an outstanding publication record.