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

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.

Please contact Mikel Garcia-Marcos for more information.

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