Postdoctoral Research Fellow
McLean Hospital Belmont, MA
Laboratory (PI: Torsten Klengel) at McLean Hospital seeks a postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in molecular neuroscience, glial biology, post-mortem brain research or related areas as well as excellent organization skills and attention to detail. We expect that a successful candidate will strongly interact with a multidisciplinary team of scientists investigating the molecular mechanisms of psychiatric disorders in the mammalian brain to gain further understanding of debilitating human psychiatric disorders such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression and PTSD. This role will include both molecular/wet lab and data driven approaches. Applicants should have a strong interest in preclinical as well as translational neuroscience. Prior experience with high-throughput data analysis is an advantage. This is a two-year position with a potential for non-competitive renewal for later years, contingent upon performance and funding.
The Berretta Lab focuses on the neurobiological underpinning of psychiatric symptoms. Two of the main areas of research are the interactions of extracellular matrix, neurons and glia in the pathophysiology of psychiatric symptoms and the role neural circuits involved in stress/anxiety and reward/pleasure. Dr. Berretta is also the Director of the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center. Her lab utilizes human postmortem tissue, animal models and cell culture in combination with a diverse set of methods for detection of protein and gene expression. The newly established Klengel Lab has a highly translational approach studying psychiatric disorders in animal models and humans using genomic technologies, in-vitro models and molecular assays. Both labs maintain a highly interactive collaboration sharing expertise and ideas. The successful candidate will work on projects interfacing psychiatric disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder), aging and aging-related disorders, extracellular matrix biology and high-throughput omics and machine learning approaches. The successful candidate will be proposed for academic appointment as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
· Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field (or equivalent) is required.
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