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Post-doctoral Fellow
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date Posted 11/10/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Title Post-doctoral Fellow
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and iPS Core
Position Description
The iPS Core seeks an experienced, well organized, and diligent cell biologist to work on generating functional human islets from induced pluripotent stem cells. This role requires in addition to technical expertise in stem cell culture, effective communication and excellent critical thinking and organizational skills. This person will work closely with the beta cell foundry team (Doug Melton lab) to reproducibly produce and study stem cell/iPS-derived endocrine cells. The successful candidate will conduct experiments to improve beta cell production. They will perform data analysis and will present the data to collaborators. They will review literature, and implement new or alterative techniques that advance research goals. In addition, experience with standard assays such as immunohistochemistry, FACS, gene expression, DNA and RNA sequencing, and physiological tests for cell function performed is a must.
This position is a three-year grant funded term position, eligible for renewal annually based on funding and performance. The work will be done at the iPS core facility in the Bauer Building at Harvard University and in close collaboration with the Melton lab.
Basic Qualifications
PhD degree in biology or closely related field.
Additional Qualifications
The successful applicant will be a well-organized team player with stem cell tissue culture experience, preferably with an advanced degree (PhD). A minimum of three years of extensive directly related research involving molecular biology and tissue culture of mammalian cells are strongly preferred.   
Special Instructions
To apply, please submit your application including your CV and Cover Letter through ARIeS. 
Contact Information
For further details, contact iPS Core Facility Manager Laurence Daheron, PhD, at laurence_daheron@harvard.edu .
Contact Email laurence_daheron@harvard.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 2
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

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