Postdoctoral Fellowship in Stem Cell Biology and Organogenesis
A Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Karl Koehler. Our lab has a broad interest in applied developmental biology. We investigate the mechanisms driving cell fate specification and organogenesis during human sensory organ development and use this knowledge to devise novel therapies. We have NIH R01-funded projects focused on the inner ear and skin. Specifically, the Research Fellow will work with a cutting-edge 3D culture system for growing appendage-bearing human skin organoids from pluripotent stem cells. The Fellow will have the opportunity to contribute to several projects in the lab aimed at modeling the epithelial-mesenchymal interactions leading to skin appendage development, with an emphasis on hair follicles and mammary glands.
Our laboratory is part of a large and collaborative group of scientists and clinicians affiliated with the Departments of Plastic and Oral Surgery and Otolaryngology and the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, an affiliate hospital of Harvard Medical School. Our lab is also affiliated with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and the Boston Children’s Hospital Stem Cell Program, which links our group to a network of over 1000 stem cell scientists in the greater Boston area. We have close relationships and major collaborative efforts with a number of groups within the Harvard community, as well as international collaborations.
We are looking for ambitious candidates who will thrive in a quickly growing laboratory environment. The candidate will have ample career development opportunities through national/international presentations, grant writing, and academic-industrial interactions. Candidates with prior experience in pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation, tissue/organ culture, single-cell genomics, gene editing, and static/live-cell microscopy will be given preference.