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Boston College Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Biology in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.

Job Description

The Folker Lab in the Biology Department at Boston College has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow. The primary project involves investigating the relationships between nuclei, the cytoskeleton, and disease in developing skeletal muscle using Drosophila as a model organism. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following: microscopy, image analysis, the cytoskeleton, Drosophila genetics, or muscle development. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct her/his experiments, and intellectually contribute to all ongoing projects in the lab by discussions with graduate students, undergraduates, and the PI. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to mentor undergraduate students who will help with the completion of this project.

Please visit for details on the scope of work ongoing in the laboratory.

Please submit a cover letter describing your background and your professional ambitions, your CV, and the contact information for at least three references.


  • Ph.D. in Biology or related field

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Motivation and ability to work independently

  • Experience with Drosophila is not required

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees

  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements

  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Low-Cost Life Insurance

  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at .