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Research Fellow - Venkatesh Lab / Day / 40 Hours / BWH Neurology

Company: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Location: Brookline
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

The Venkatesh Lab is seeking a highly motivated scientist to join our pioneering research efforts in the emerging field of cancer neuroscience. Our lab's exciting new area of research lies at the intersection of cancer biology and neuroscience - we focus on characterizing and therapeutically targeting electrical components of disease pathophysiologies. By improving our understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in neuron-glioma communication and circuit formation in and outside of the brain, the Venkatesh Lab aims to harness the systems level microenvironmental dependencies of tumor growth to develop innovative therapeutic treatments.

We are looking for a Postdoctoral research fellow with electrophysiology experience and/or advanced microscopy (ie. 2-photon imaging) expertise to study network connectivity in brain cancers . In this role, the candidate will lead publications on novel neuron-glioma circuit interactions using advanced neuroscience techniques. This postdoctoral fellow will be a founding member of the Venkatesh Lab team.

The ideal candidate will contribute to the preparation of manuscripts and reports, and to regularly present their findings at Center meetings, lab meetings, and national/international symposia. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant area of biomedical sciences, a strong record of productivity, and excellent communication skills. Please submit your CV, cover letter, and names/contact information of four individuals that can provide academic references upon request to Dr. Venkatesh at hvenkatesh@bwh.harvard.edu.

Keywords: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Brookline , Research Fellow - Venkatesh Lab / Day / 40 Hours / BWH Neurology, Other , Brookline, Massachusetts

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