New two Postdoc positions are open in the team of Bevin P. Engelward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Biological Engineering), one of which is joint with Zac Nagel (Harvard School of Public Health).

 

Postdoc Opportunity is now available at the MIT Department of Biological Engineering and the Harvard School of Public Health Research   

An exciting postdoctoral position is now available in the Engelward and Nagel laboratories to perform studies of DNA repair in human cells and in mouse models. In the Nagel laboratory, there is the opportunity to learn about inter-individual variation in DNA repair capacity and its relationship to responses to radiation therapy. In the Engelward laboratory, this opportunity focuses on delineating the impact of aberrant DNA repair on molecular, cellular, and tissue level responses in mice exposed to methylation damage. DNA methylation damage is a key public health concern due to contamination of drugs taken by millions of people and methylating agents can also be found at Superfund Sites. Both projects are well underway, and so there is the opportunity to progress rapidly. Together, these projects provide a leadership opportunity to work on research that will ultimately help to inform policies related to public health. The ability to perform research synergistically with others is essential. Although experience using mouse models is not required, eagerness to become a leader in animal research is a must. The position opens on March 1st, 2022. A doctoral degree in the life sciences is required. Interested applicants should contact Bevin Engelward (MIT Prof. of Biological Engineering; Director of the MIT Superfund Research Program). People of color, people who are differently abled, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply.

 

Postdoc Opportunity is now available at the MIT Department of Biological Engineering as part of the MIT Superfund Research Program 

An exciting postdoc position is now open in the Engelward laboratory to study DNA repair and the impact of probiotics on disease in mouse models. Join a terrific team of researchers to study the impact of aberrant DNA repair on molecular, cellular, and tissue level responses in mice exposed to DNA methylation damage. DNA methylation damage is a key public health concern due to contamination of drugs taken by millions of people and due to their being present in Superfund Sites. Studies of probiotics are focused on their potential to modulate the biological impacts of environmental exposures. These projects are well underway, and so there is the opportunity to progress rapidly. Together, these projects provide a leadership opportunity to work on research that will ultimately help to inform policies related to public health. The ability to perform research synergistically with others is essential. Although experience using mouse models is not required, eagerness to become a leader in animal research is a must. The position opens on March 1st, 2022. A doctoral degree in the life sciences is required. Interested applicants should contact Bevin Engelward (MIT Prof. of Biological Engineering; Director of the MIT Superfund Research Program). People of color, people who are differently abled, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply.

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