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Boston College Hiring Biology Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Boston College Hiring Biology Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Losick lab studies the cell and molecular mechanism of wound repair and aging using the fruit fly, Drosophila, as a model. The lab has found that healing is not a one-size-fits-all process. While the typical wound healing response relies on cell division to regenerate the cells that are lost by injury, aging, or disease. Cells can also be replaced by stimulating existing cells to grow in size by becoming polyploid. A polyploid cell is a cell that has more than diploid copy of its chromosomes. As a result, polyploid cells can grow to be many orders of magnitude larger than their diploid cell counterparts. Polyploid cells are ubiquitous in insects and plants, but are also required for the development of many tissues in our body. The Losick laboratory is currently studying the molecular mechanisms regulating wound- and age-induced polyploidy in fruit flies in order to understand how to generate these extra-large cells to improve our bodies ability to heal.

Job Title:  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biology

Location: Chestnut Hill, MA, United States

Requirements

• Ph.D. degree in cell biology, genetics, or biomedical sciences

• Highly motivated, able to work independently, and in a team environment

• Strong enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise

• Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

• Microscopy experience is required, including confocal imaging

• Previous experience working with Drosophila is not required, but a plus

This position will be funded by the P.I., but postdoctoral fellows are expected to apply for their own external fellowship funding.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement
  • Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

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