Postdoctoral Associate–Saeed Laboratory

Dr. Mohsan Saeed’s laboratory at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate for a project on the interplay between viruses and the host innate immune system. The candidate will test the role of several newly identified proteins in inhibiting viral infections, using stem cell-derived systems and small animal models of infection. The work will involve the use of modern molecular techniques, including CRISPR/Cas9, proximity-based protein labeling, proteomics, and high-resolution cell imaging. The strong conceptual and technological foundation of this project along with the presence of compelling preliminary data presents a solid platform for several high-quality publications.

The candidate will benefit from the high-tech facilities and extremely resourceful environment of the NEIDL. Dr. Saeed’s ongoing collaborations with Boston University’s Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) and Center for Network Systems Biology (CNSB), NEIDL’s seminar series featuring world-renowned experts in virology, emerging infectious diseases, and immunology, and highly rich academic environment of the city of Boston. As an employee of Boston University, the candidate will be eligible for a variety of outstanding benefit programs offered through the university. To learn more, visit

The ideal candidate should have a recent Ph.D. or equivalent degree in molecular microbiology, extensive experience with viruses and cell culture, first-author publications in peer reviewed journals, strong communication and analytical abilities, and enthusiasm for basic science research. The candidates with expertise in stem cell technology and mouse work will be preferred.

Please send your resume/CV and list of publications to Dr. Mohsan Saeed at

Trinkaus-Randall Laboratory

Opening for postdoctoral fellow or research assistant with experience in the Trinkaus-Randall laboratory. Applicant should have  1-2 year minimum experience in the lab.

Highly ambitious and creative person who enjoys research, imaging and writing. The lab is interested in the role of diet and nutrition on localization of proteins, integrity of nerves and wound repair. Experience in molecular techniques desirable. Applicant will be performing conventional and live cell confocal imaging. Analysis will include running imaging  and MaTLab programs.

For more information please contact:
Dr. Vickery Trinkaus-Randall

Perissi Laboratory

The Perissi Lab at Boston University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic scientist to join our energetic and collegial team. The lab is broadly interested in the interplay between epigenetics and metabolism  (for more info see lab website at We currently have one NIH-funded postdoctoral position available to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating a newly identified mitochondria-nuclear communication pathway (Cardamone et al., Molecular Cell 2018).

Required skills include a PhD in Biology or related Life Science, significant experience in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, a record of peer-reviewed publications, and excellent writing and communication skills. Experience in mitochondria biology and metabolism would be considered a plus.

If interested please send CV, contact information for 3 letters of reference  and a short statement describing experience, goals and reasons for the interest in this position to Dr. Perissi  at



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

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

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


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

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. and experience in Cell Biology and Biochemistry, as demonstrated by a strong publication record. Prior knowledge of GPCR/G protein signal transduction is preferred but not essential. We are looking for motivated and creative individuals with a commitment to academic research who can work independently as well as in team-based projects. Good oral and written communication skill are a must.

The atmosphere in the laboratory is collaborative and multidisciplinary. The successful candidate will interact on a daily basis with colleagues carrying out studies on different areas of research (cancer, development, neurobiology) and approaches (purified proteins, structural biology, primary and cell line cultures, BRET, mice, frogs, etc). Our laboratory is highly committed to the career development of trainees.

Further details on the project, required qualifications/ skills and related relevant publications can be found following the naturejobs link below: