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Postdoctoral Associate - Farese & Walther Lab

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Boston, MA
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Primary Work Address: Department of Molecular Metabolism - HSPH, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115

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We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to work within the shared labs of HHMI Investigator Dr. Tobias Walther and his scientific partner Dr. Robert Farese. The Farese & Walther Laboratory studies the mechanisms of lipid metabolism, storage and homeostasis. The lab uncovers the biochemical, physical and cell biological principles that cells use to store lipids and to determine how lipid balance and storage are maintained. The lab also studies how processes of lipid storage affect physiology and disease.

For our joint laboratory, we seek an outstanding individual with Ph.D. training in biochemistry, structural biology, or cell biology to study the mechanistic basis of A) lipid storage in lipid droplets, or B) lipid metabolism in neurodegenerative diseases. More information can be found on the lab's website.

General Qualifications:

  • PhD. and/or M.D./Ph.D. degree in cell Biology, biochemistry, structural biology or molecular biology
  • Effective communication skills, self-motivated, and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative group environment
  • Strong publication record is highly preferred

Applicants should submit both their curriculum vitae, a detailed statement on how their experience and interests relate to our work, and the names/phone numbers of three people who could provide letters of reference.

Physical Requirements

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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