Liao Lab: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Liao Laboratory
Center for Regenerative Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Job description

The Craniofacial Developmental Biology Laboratory at the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in affiliation with Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Boston Shriners Hospital for Children, is seeking a highly motivated research post-doctoral fellow interested in craniofacial developmental biology and malformations. The laboratory has developed biological models toward the study of human craniofacial anomalies, contributing recent papers on zebrafish and murine cleft models (Carroll et. al, Development, 2020) and human iPSC model of complex facial clefts (Pini et. al, cover, EMBO Mol Med, 2020).

The fellow will join a collaborative group of scientists who study the basic and translational biology of facial morphogenesis, cranial neural crest specification, gene variant analysis and transcriptional regulation of facial form. We integrate developmental biology approaches and genetic advances to investigate human craniofacial malformations and disease. Our laboratory facility has a wealth of dynamic scientists, advanced imaging equipment, 10x Genomics, and utilize zebrafish, mouse and human iPSC models. Researchers work in open format laboratory space that foster interactions with other stellar researchers working in our Center, with ample opportunities to participate in scientific seminars and professional development. Boston is also a vibrant place to live and grow professionally and cultivate extracurricular interests.

Mass General is the flagship teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and has one of the largest research programs in the country, with excess of 1 billion dollars in annual research expenditure. Dr. Liao is also focused on mentorship and nurturing a diverse team, as he leads the Department of Surgery as the Chief Research Officer and Boston Shriners Hospital as the Chief of Staff. In these roles, Dr. Liao integrates fundamental research to address gaps in clinical knowledge. The fellow will be mentored by a team of scientists and clinicians toward a productive career in science.

Job Requirements

The candidate should have PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in a relevant field or equivalent training. A strong foundation in cell, developmental, or cancer biology with strong skills in molecular biology is necessary, including a expertise in the genetic modulation of a model organism. Prior experience working in mouse or zebrafish model is strongly desired but not a requirement. An ancillary knowledge of computational biology is welcome. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are required.

Interested candidates please email Eric Liao with your: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of interest and career goals 3) three references (name, institution, email). Thank you for your interest.

More information:
Zebrafish and mouse cleft models DOI: 10.15252/emmm.202012013
Human iPSC model of frontonasal dysplasia, DOI: 10.1242/dev.194498

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Job ID: 3169515