Post-doctoral bioinformatician

Organization
Boston Children's Hospital
Job Location
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02130
Salary
~$43,000
Benefits

Boston Children's Hospital Post-doctoral benefits package includes provisions for health care, transit and holidays. 

Job Description

The Levy Laboratory is the focal point of the Precision Vaccines Program at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. The Program employs cutting edge technologies to understand age and sex-specific features of immune responses to inform development of vaccines tailored for optimal safety and immunogenicity towards distinct populations. We seek a skilled and motivated post-doctoral scientist with background in Bioinformatics to lead a project on characterizing global molecular (“OMIC”) signatures that predict immunogenicity of vaccines. Background in Immunology and Vaccinology is helpful but not required. Due to distinct immunity, most infection-induced death occurs at the extremes of life motivating development of improved vaccines that are safe and effective in the young and old. The project will employ recent knowledge in the areas of innate immune pathways (TLRs/inflammasome) and nanoparticle technology to identify adjuvants and enhance immune responses of those at the extremes of age in vitro and in vivo. Studies will employ in vitro modeling of human newborn, adult and elderly antigen-presenting cells, T and B lymphocytes as well as in vivo animal and human studies. Our laboratory is dynamic, international, supportive and productive. We are well funded by NIH, Gates Foundation, internal support as well as multiple sponsored research agreements. We offer excellent opportunities for publication, attendance at scientific meetings, and career advancement with graduates of the lab holding prominent positions in academia and industry. The candidate should have obtained their PhD within the last 1-3 years. Interested applicants should e-mail their CV and arrange to have 3 statements of reference e-mailed to: ofer.levy@childrens.harvard.edu.

Requirements

PhD in biomedical sciences with emphasis on evidence of academic bioinformatic training. Having published peer-reviewed publications is important. 

How to Apply

PLease e-mail the Principal Investigator Dr. Ofer Levy with your CV. His e-mail is: ofer.levy@childrens.harvard.edu 

About Our Organization

BCH is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. BCH is one of the foremost academic pediatric facilities in the world with 396 inpatient beds and ~25,000 hospital admissions annually. BCH is home to the world's largest and most active research enterprise at a pediatric center; faculty includes numerous members of the National Academy of Science and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. World-renowned scientists include Louis Kunkel, Stephen Harrison, David Clapham, George Daley, Stuart Orkin, Frederick Alt, Donald Ingber, and bioinformatician Isaac “Zak” Kohane. BCH provides significant administrative support, ranging from fund management, research administration, grant and sponsored research management, to innovation and intellectual property management, and numerous core facilities.

BCH is located within the Harvard Medical Area, which encompasses several blocks surrounding Longwood Avenue in Boston, and is one of the most densely concentrated biomedical research communities in the world. This area includes Harvard Medical School (HMS) and >10 Harvard-affiliated hospitals and research institutes. A majority of the 2,500 full-time Harvard Medical School Faculty members and their trainees work in these neighboring buildings. It has been estimated that >6,000 M.D.s, Ph.D.s, and M.D./Ph.D.s, including postgraduate trainees, work within the Longwood Medical Area. Over 80% of the HMS faculty is located in Harvard-affiliated hospitals and institutes. 

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