Postdoctoral Research Fellow- Brigham and Women's Hospital

November 04, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery

The Division of Cardiac Surgery is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join our interdisciplinary team and conduct NIH-funded research on aortic disease. Our laboratory maintains a bank of human aortic specimens and vascular cells providing the basis for our research focused on cell-matrix interactions in aortic aneurysms, with an emphasis on aneurysms related to bicuspid aortic valve.

The prospective candidate will have a PhD in physiology, cellular/molecular biology, bioengineering, or related field with strong lab experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong knowledge and experience in two or more of the following areas: vascular biology/physiology, endothelial/smooth muscle function, extracellular matrix biology, reactive oxygen species, and hypoxia. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high proficiency in skills such as vascular cell culture, RT-qPCR, western blot, histology, immunolabelling, protein assays and fluorescence microscopy. The candidate should be able to handle multiple projects and have the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a research group. The candidate should also exhibit excellent written and oral English communication skills and will be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals, present results at scientific conferences, apply for external funding opportunities, and participate in the preparation of grant applications from the team and with collaborators.

As a part of the postdoctoral training experience, the candidate can expect to receive mentorship in developing a research program and writing research proposals and to participate in formal career development programs.

Interested applicants should E-mail their CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references (or reference letters) to the attention of Dr. Marie Billaud ( and Dr. Thomas Gleason ( The position is available immediately


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