Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Principal Investigator: Richard D. Cummings
Program: National Center for Functional Glycomics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Email Contact: Jamie Heimburg-Molinaro, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
A Postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA to develop anti-glycan VLRB antibodies in the sea lamprey. Our research team combines molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, cell biology, glycomics, and glycobiology to study protein-glycan interactions and their functional importance in a variety of biological settings. We are the National Center for Functional Glycomics and also house the glycan array facility for the Consortium for Functional Glycomics.
This postdoc will develop glycan-specific antibodies towards peripheral blood mononuclear cell populations, which can be used as glycan-specific cell surface markers and further our understanding of how these glycans function in human immunology.
Techniques include PCR, DNA sequence analysis, yeast surface display, molecular cloning, protein expression and purification, flow cytometry, human immunophenotyping, western blotting, tissue immunohistochemistry, and glycan microarray analysis.
• PhD or MD/PhD with 1-3 years of postdoctoral experience, and background in molecular biology and immunology.
• Strong first-author publications.
• Excellent verbal/written communication skills in fluent English.
• Independent and motivated self-starter who thrives in a large, highly interactive, collaborative scientific environment.
How to Apply:
Send a single PDF document that includes all of the following:
• 1-page letter of application outlining your background and specific interest in our group
• Current CV
• 3 recent reference contacts and their information
Email the PDF document to Dr. Richard D. Cummings and Dr. Jamie Heimburg-Molinaro at email@example.com