Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Iron Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the Babitt laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School to elucidate novel molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in iron homeostasis. A particular focus of the laboratory is to identify the molecular basis by which bone morphogenetic proteins regulate iron metabolism and the links between these pathways and the crippling complications of iron disorders and chronic kidney disease. We employ state-of-the-art multidisciplinary experimental approaches, including novel mouse genetic models, primary cell isolation and culture, signal transduction assays, advanced microscopy techniques, flow cytometry, and multiomic approaches, among others. Postdoctoral fellows will benefit from a highly collaborative environment and connections to premier biomedical institutions in the greater Boston area. 

Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in the biomedical sciences. Ideal applicants will have an experimental background in molecular/cellular biology and mouse models of disease, a strong publication record, and excellent communication/interpersonal skills.  

If interested, please email a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three references to:  

Jodie L. Babitt, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Translational Nephrology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School 

Post-Doctoral Opportunity at University of South Carolina

A post-doctoral position is immediately available in the laboratories of Drs. John J. Lemasters and Anna-Liisa Nieminen in the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. This is a joint NIH-funded research project to examine the molecular pathways of mitochondrial iron uptake and release in hepatocytes and ultimately in the liver. To address the questions posed, we will utilize a variety of hepatocyte-specific transgenic mouse strains, affinity enrichment-mass spectrometry, confocal/super-resolution/intravital multiphoton microscopy, and a newly developed mitochondrial iron sensor. Collectively, information gained from this project will impact several different pathologies where mitochondrial iron uptake plays a pathogenic role.

We are seeking a motivated and energetic scientist who can work independently, and who will be mentored in a collaborative and productive research environment addressing mitochondrial biology and cell injury. Extensive training in confocal/super-resolution/intravital imaging will be provided.

The successful candidate should have a recent PhD, MD, or equivalent. Priority will be given to qualified candidates with a strong background in molecular and cellular biology. Experience with rodent models is also preferred, but not required. Salary will follow NIH guidelines commensurate with training and experience.

If interested, please send a letter describing your research experience/interests/future career goals, CV, and contact information for three references electronically to:

John J. Lemasters, MD, PhD

Anna-Liisa Nieminen, PhD

Staff Scientist (Mass Spectrometry)

The Monell Chemical Senses Center is a nonprofit, basic research institute dedicated primarily to research in smell and taste.  The Center is located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and has close ties to Penn as well as other Universities in Philadelphia.  Center research focuses on understanding how the chemical senses function and their importance in regulating behavior and physiology.   
Monell seeks a staff scientist for the George Preti Research Support Core for Analytical Chemistry.  The scientist will be responsible for analysis of complex biological samples.  The successful candidate will have method development experience, including UPLC and exact mass spectrometry.  Primary responsibilities will be to provide research support to Monell scientists with an emphasis on metabolomics and lipidomics. Experience with metabolite ID and small molecule characterization is a plus.

-    Broad experience with mass spectrometry and method development
-    Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and perform a variety of complicated tasks
-    Demonstrated ability to apply creativity in solving complex analytical problems
-    Ability to work in a collaborative environment
-    The ability to work with little supervision and a strong work ethic is critical
-    Exceptional verbal and written communication skills (English)
-    B.S. degree in chemistry or associated discipline and 2+ years of hands‐on LC/MS/MS experience (graduate degree preferred)
-    Experience with metabolomics and/or lipidomics applications
-    Experience with both targeted and non‐targeted assays
-    Experience with Orbitrap‐based mass spectrometers and Compound Discover and/or Acquire X software is a plus

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit the following documents to 
-   Cover letter describing your experience
-    Curriculum vitae including salary history
-    Contact information of three references

Postdoctoral Training Opportunities with the Metabolism and Nutrition Training Program (MANTP) at UW-Madison

Up to 3 years of funding of your salary at NIH postdoctoral rates in a highly collegial community of scientists focused on the molecular, genetic, biochemical and clinical and population-based aspects of nutrition-related biomedical research.

Mock-review of your F32 or similar postdoctoral fellowship proposal in study section composed of other trainees and faculty trainers.

Gain experience at grant reviewing via participation as a reviewer in MANTP mock study section.

Funds (up to $2500) to pay help pay for unique professional development opportunities such as a class at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories.

Trainee-specific meetings (2-4 / semester) with outside speakers from academia, industry and other venues to discuss career trajectories and opportunities.

Annual meetings to discuss the research progress of all trainees including opportunities to deliver a “chalk-talk” that addresses the broad relevance of your work and its applicability to the NIH mission.

Integrative annual retreat with U Chicago T32 on “Digestive Diseases and Nutrition” where the focus is on increased exposure to cutting edge translational research, improving research presentations at national meetings, professional development activities and networking.

Opportunities to mentor young investigators.

Guidance from the MANTP Executive Committee in planning your career trajectory – both short- and long-term.

Input regarding application letters, CVs, research presentation and what to expect in interviews.

Applicants should send a cover letter describing research background and career goals, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to:

Rick Eisenstein Ph.D.
Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin
1415 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706
Email contact:

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Positions are open only to U.S. citizens and non-citizen nationals per NIH policy.

Tisch Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Position open 10/23/20

A Postdoctoral position is currently available within the lab of Dr. Yelena Ginzburg at the Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai. The lab focuses on iron metabolism and erythropoiesis in health and disease, using mouse models and human samples ex vivo to ask questions about basic biology, physiology, and pathophysiology.

The candidate PhD or MD/PhD in biochemistry, physiology, or molecular biology will have an opportunity to contribute to and shape several ongoing projects within the lab.

For more information about this position and instructions on how to apply, please click here.