Faculty Positions—Genetics and Genomics

The Department of Biochemistry, in collaboration with the Genome Science Institute at Boston University School of Medicine is undertaking a major expansion in the areas of Genetics and Genomics. We invite applications at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. Several positions are available, and these will be highly competitive with regard to start-up funds, newly renovated space, and salary.

We seek creative scientists using cutting-edge technologies and experimental systems to address important problems in Genetics and Genomics. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, chromatin structure and function, epigenetics/epigenomics, single-cell genomics, metabolic regulation, control of gene expression, DNA damage and repair, stem cells and development, and cancer genomics. The position requires a Ph.D. or M.D., and relevant postdoctoral experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and list of publications to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7645.

Letters of recommendation should be provided only if requested by the Search Committee. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2016, and continuing until the positions are filled. Please direct email queries to biochem@bu.edu.

Boston University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Cifuentes Laboratory

Positions are available for extremely motivated Postdocs and Graduate Students willing to address fundamental questions of embryonic reprograming using zebrafish as a model system. Previous experience in molecular biology will be a plus, but even more important is their motivation to learn and adapt to scientific challenges and become positive members of the lab. To apply please send to Dr. Cifuentes a cover letter stating research interests, CV, and contact for three references.

Daniel Cifuentes
Boston University School of Medicine
72 E. Concord Street, K420
Boston, MA 02118
Email: Daniel Cifuentes

Harris Laboratory

NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

Postdoctoral positions are available to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease, prion diseases, and other neurodegenerative disorders due to protein aggregation. The laboratory is interested in understanding the cellular pathways that mediate the neurotoxicity of Aβ, prions, and other misfolded protein aggregates, and developing therapeutic approaches to block these pathways. A number of exciting projects are underway, spanning basic biology to drug discovery. The candidate will join a vibrant, multi-disciplinary group that is a leader in research on neurodegenerative disorders.

We are seeking scientists with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, or the equivalent, and experience in one or more of the following areas: biochemistry, cell biology, chemical biology, protein structure, and mouse transgenic models.

Please send a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names of three references to:

David A. Harris, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry, Cell Biology & Genomics
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, K225
Boston, MA 02118 USA
E-mail: dhlab@bu.edu

Varelas laboratory

Graduate Student Positions

Interested students should apply to the PiBS program at Boston University (BU-PiBS). Once accepted to the program please email Dr. Varelas(xvarelas) to arrange a meeting to discuss projects and opportunities.

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Varelas Lab to work on funded, multi-year, cell signaling projects. The overall goal of the Lab is to understand the roles and regulation of the Hippo pathway in a variety of areas, including stem cell biology, development, and diseases such as cancer. The successful candidate(s) will have opportunities to work with a vibrant group to learn and utilize a number of experimental approaches, including molecular biology and cell biology methods, and various animal models.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, or the equivalent, and preferably have expertise in developmental mouse models. Qualified candidates must also be able to work independently, demonstrate excellent communication skills and work well within a group. To apply send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Dr. Varelas by email (xvarelas). Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Garcia-Marcos Laboratory

We are looking for candidates with a recent Ph.D. to fill one or possibly two open postdoctoral positions. The ideal candidates should have a strong background in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry applied to Signal Transduction research. Preference will be given to candidates with solid first author publications to demonstrate experience.

We have recently discovered a GPCR-independent mechanism of trimeric G protein activation that “rewires” this signaling pathway to regulate multiple cellular processes (cell migration, mitosis, autophagy, etc) and diseases (cancer metastasis, developmental defects).

We use a multidisciplinary approach that combines different experimental model systems (mammalian cells, yeast, proteins in vitro, Xenopus embryos), genetic screens, cell biology (microscopy, BRET), bioinformatics, molecular biology and high-throughput drug screens to gain further insights into the molecular basis of this mechanism in disease and its possible pharmacological targeting. We are currently funded by multiple grants from the NIH and private foundations.

Interested candidates should send a CV, including contact information for 3 letters of reference, and a short statement describing experience, goals and reasons for the interest in this position to:
Mikel Garcia-Marcos, PhD. Assistant Professor, mikel.garcia.marcos@gmail.com