North Lab: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

North Laboratory
Stem Cell Program
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Job description

Full-time funded postdoctoral research positions in the field of hematopoietic (blood) stem cell (HSC) biology are available in the North laboratory in the Stem Cell Program, Division of Hematology/ Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Harvard Medical School. The North lab aims to understand the regulatory networks controlling the specification, expansion and function of HSCs to aid development of translational strategies to direct their de novo production for therapeutic use. Our ongoing investigations utilize molecular genetics, chemical biology, transcriptomics, and multiphoton imaging techniques in zebrafish, mouse and human iPSC models to identify and characterize pathways regulating HSC development in vivo and in vitro.

The position offers an exciting opportunity to engage in cutting-edge work at the interface of basic and translational research in a highly collaborative and stimulating training environment in the vibrant Harvard Medical School Community. 

Job Requirements

Candidates should have (or be on track to complete) a Ph.D. or an M.D./Ph.D or equivalent training. A strong background in one of more of the following areas is preferred, but not required: hematology, developmental or stem cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics.


Interested applicants should email their CV, a cover letter describing their research experience, interests and goals, and names / contact information for three academic references to the attention of Dr. Trista E. North (

Employing Department and Institution: Stem Cell Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital