Postdoctoral Scholar

Updated: about 6 hours ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

1 purpose...to reimagine medicine!

Human genetics is a powerful approach being using in NIBR for drug discovery. This field has enabled the discovery of new genes that cause human disease. These genes are potential therapeutic targets for drugs that can dramatically improve the lives of patients. NIBR is using human genetics to identify disease genes, to validate existing drug targets, to stratify patients for treatment, and to identify risks of side effects.

NIBR is seeking a talented scientist for a 4-year postdoctoral fellowship to employ human genetics for drug discovery in the Novartis Biologics Center. The candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of bench scientists and computational biologists that mine genotype-phenotype databases, identify disease-modifying gene variants in silico, confirm these functional variants in vitro, and link these variants to disease in vivo. The candidate will work within this team as part of either molecular biology or computational efforts, depending on the candidate’s skills. The fellowship will provide the opportunity to publish in academic journals and gain industry experience. A competitive candidate may have experience in one or more of the following disciplines: human genetics, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, cell biology, or computational biology.

Beyond the human genetics effort, the successful candidate will join a vibrant scientific community and collaborate with other postdoctoral fellows mentored by a range of scientists across disciplines and platforms, including chemistry, structural biology, molecular biology, functional genomics, neurophysiology and translational medicine. Postdoctoral scholars at NIBR have a unique opportunity to conduct innovative and interdisciplinary research.


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