Postdoctoral position in the Soukas lab, MGH/Harvard Medical, Boston, MA

C. elegans genomics and genetics of fat storage
Postdoctoral fellow position available in the Soukas lab in Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. This lab, located in the ultramodern Simches Research Building within the Center for Human Genetic Research (, studies the complex genetics of obesity and diabetes using vertebrate and invertebrate genetics, physiology, and metabolism.

Postdoctoral fellows will conduct systems level genetic and genomic experiments using C. elegans to identify and analyze genes required for normal fat storage. The lab employs a multidisciplinary approach using genomics, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and microscopy.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a doctorate degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or related sciences. Prior lab experience in genetics, genomics, biochemistry, or metabolism is preferred. Experience with C. elegans is not necessary, but of value. Skills in bioinformatics are highly valued. The fellow will conduct independent scientific experiments designed in conjunction with Dr. Soukas and will present at lab meetings and at local scientific conferences. It is important that the candidate possess an eagerness to learn new scientific ideas and methods.

Earliest start date is July 2010. Interested applicants should submit their CV and references to