Open Positions

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW, Department of Medicine, Rheumatology

Boston University –¬†Boston, MA

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Giovanni Ligresti to study basic and translational aspects of lung fibrosis, including molecular mechanisms regulating fibroblast biology, novel therapeutic targets for fibrosis, and new models for understanding sustained fibrogenesis. The work is to be conducted within a multidisciplinary laboratory featuring state-of-the-art resources, cell/tissue/animal models, and access to excellent core facilities.

Required Skills

PhD degree in biology, chemistry, or other relevant science.

The successful candidate will have established experience in three or more of the following: (a) advanced techniques in biochemistry, cellular, molecular biology relevant to fibrosis research; (b) genomic or epigenomic approaches; (c) experimental modeling and analysis of fibrosis in mice; (d) primary culture and/or analysis of mesenchymal cell populations; and (e) cell/tissue imaging techniques such as fluorescence, confocal, multiphoton microscopy (f) FACS sorting.

The candidate will be expected to develop and execute independent research plans leading to peer-reviewed publications, should be comfortable working within an interdisciplinary group of research personnel, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Maximum consideration will be given to candidates with strong research motivation and initiative towards independence. Although the candidate’s salary will be fully supported by intramural as well as extramural (NIH) funding, the incumbent will be expected to initiate progress towards independence via submission of research grant proposals.

Please send application materials, including curriculum vitae and names of three or more references, to: Giovanni Ligresti (ligresti@bu.edu).