Postdoctoral Researcher in the Airway Biology Lab at Harvard University
- Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
- Location: Boston, MA
- Job Number: 7108598
- Posting Date: Aug 22, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Park laboratory has an opening for postdoctoral fellow positions at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.
Research goals in the Park Lab include the following:
1. To investigate the role of airway epithelial cells in perpetuating the disease process in asthma, we focus on mechanobiology of airway epithelial cells using air-liquid interface culture.
2. To identify novel mechanisms of dynamic phase transitions of epithelial cells. We recently discovered dynamic transitions of epithelial cell layers; unjamming and jamming transitions (Park et al., Nature Materials, 2015; Mitchel et al., Nature Communications, 2020). To investigate the role of unjamming transition in development and disease, we focus on the identification of novel mechanisms underlying phase transitions of epithelial cells.
3. To investigate the role of airway epithelial cells in airway diseases, which are exacerbated by infections with viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 and rhinoviruses.
For more information, please visit: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/park-lab/
We are inviting Highly motivated individuals with a PhD or MD/PhD in the relevant area, including Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Developmental Biology, Physiology, or a related field. Previous experience with lung biology and mouse models of pulmonary fibrosis, COPD, or asthma is preferred.
Up to 2 - 3 years of support is available. Support from an NIH T32 training grant is available in the MIPS program.
Responsibilities of postdoctoral fellows include the following:
• Perform the research required by the faculty supervisor to a high standard and in accordance with all institutional and federal regulations.
• Play an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the faculty supervisor and from other faculty members as appropriate.
• Assume primary responsibility for the development of his or her research and career.
• Work in a collegial and cooperative manner with the faculty supervisor and other co-workers.
Please send a CV, a brief statement of goals, and three references (including names, email addresses, and phone numbers) to [email protected]