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Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Postdoctoral Fellow

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Molecular and Cellular Biology

Position Description

The Whipple lab investigates the causes and consequences of genomic imprinting in the brain using mouse models and in vitro neuron differentiation systems. There are open opportunities to work in project areas related to (i) mechanisms controlling imprinted gene expression, (ii) neuronal functions of imprinted non-coding RNAs, and (iii) new therapeutic opportunities for imprinted disorders. The postdoctoral candidate will work with the lab to develop a specific project that falls within these interests.

Our work balances hypothesis-driven research using established methods with exploratory research using new high-throughput methods. This enables us to test data driven models while remaining open to unexpected, paradigm-shifting discoveries.

Basic Qualifications

A Ph.D. is required. Previous research experience in genomics/transcriptomics, neurobiology, or computational biology is recommended.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Letters of recommendation are not required at the time of application, however letters will be collected for finalists. Candidates should submit with their application contact information for two to three references from experts at the ladder faculty ranks or highly accomplished senior researchers from corporations or research institutes.

Please include the following items as part of your application:

  • Cover Letter, including a brief explanation of your research interests, research accomplishments, and reasons for pursuing a fellowship in the Whipple lab.

  • CV

  • Name and contact information for 2-3 references.

    Contact Information

Professor Amanda Whipple

Biological Labs

16 Divinity Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

Debra Maddalena (Administrator)

Contact Email

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 2

Maximum Number of References Allowed 3


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