A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Babitt laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School. We are part of the MGH Division of Nephrology, Program in Membrane Biology, and Center for Systems Biology located in the Simches Research Center adjacent to the MGH main campus in Boston. The overarching goal of our research program is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in iron homeostasis and to develop new therapeutic strategies to treat diseases related to disordered iron homeostasis. We employ a multidisciplinary approach including molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and animal studies. Current focuses are to investigate iron sensing and hepcidin regulation in the liver; crosstalk between iron, inflammation and fibroblast growth factor 23 and their contributions to mineral and bone disorder and cardiac complications in chronic kidney disease; and the role of iron and bone morphogenetic proteins in glucose homeostasis.
Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in the biomedical sciences. Successful applicants will have an experimental background in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and/or genetics, a strong publication record, and excellent communication/interpersonal skills. Please email a cover letter, CV, and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references to Babitt.email@example.com