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Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date Posted 12/09/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Title Post-doctoral Research Fellow
School Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Department/Area Developmental Biology
Position Description
Post-doctoral positions are available in the Yang lab based in the Department of Developmental Biology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. 
The laboratory of Dr. Yingzi Yang has a longstanding and intense interest in defining the functional mechanisms of Wnt, Hippo, and Hedgehog signaling pathways in development and disease pathogenesis. We are recruiting a motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct bone or dental-craniofacial research. We use molecular, biochemistry/cell biology and genomic approaches in both mouse models and human specimens. Our research also involves cutting-edge genetic and genomic techniques and disease/tissue regeneration models. Candidates with strong training in the areas of signal transduction, mechanotransduction,  stem cell microenvironment and mouse genetics are particularly encouraged to apply. The positions are funded by NIH and Harvard University.
The candidate should have a PhD degree in biomedical sciences with less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience and a proven record of scientific productivity. Basic skills in molecular biology, genetics and cell biology are required. Duties and responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:
·         strong abilities to work independently and with self-initiative;
·         abilities to vigorously pursue scientific projects, both conceptually and experimentally, with pro-active thinking and action;
·         collaboration with other research staff, supervision and training of lab members;
·         writing and editing of manuscripts, research presentations at departmental seminars and scientific meetings.
Salary will follow NIH and university guidelines.
Basic Qualifications
The candidate should have a PhD degree in biomedical sciences with less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience and a proven record of scientific productivity.
Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/ .  
Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
To apply, please send a brief statement of research interests, CV and contact information of three references to:
Yingzi Yang, PhD
Contact Information
Yingzi Yang, PhD
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Contact Email Yingzi_yang@hsdm.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.
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