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Postdoctoral Associate - Xavier Lab

Company: Broad Institute
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

The Xavier lab is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers with PhD degrees in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology or computational biology. Recent findings in the lab include

  • An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-associated genetic variant reduces the gut's barrier integrity, suggesting a mechanism by which this variant can raise the risk of developing IBD [Mohanan et al., Science 2018 Mar 9;359(6380):1161-1166, PMID:29420262 ]
  • Interactions between T helper cells and intestinal stem cells maintain the right balance of immune activity in the gut as well as a hardy stem cell pool [Biton et al., Cell 2018 Nov 15;175(5):1307-1320.e22, PMID:30392957 ]
  • M icrobiome gains adult-like functions as early as one year of age, and short-chain fatty acids may protect against early-onset type 1 diabetes [Vatanen et al., Nature 2018 Oct;562(7728):589-594, PMID:30356183 ]
  • Characterization of how invertons, regions of bacterial DNA that can switch between two different transcriptional states in a reversible manner, regulate antibiotic resistance genes [Jiang et al., Science 2019 Jan 11;363(6423):181-187, PMID 30630933 ] QUALIFICATIONS
    • Strong publication record and excellent communication skills.
    • Excellent organization and time management skills required.
    • Ability to use sound judgment to handle a variety of tasks and to shift priorities simultaneously, as well as to effectively solve problems. #LI-DNP All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Check out this video for a look into our community! 0:00 / 1:42 Posted 4 Days Ago Full time 2925 About Us The Broad Institute is pioneering a new model of collaborative biomedical science to transform biology and medicine. To do that, we have created a unique community of amazing, creative people - "Broadies" - each with a passion for pushing scientific frontiers. Broadies have a diverse collection of talents, expertise, and backgrounds, creating a rich collaborative environment for solving intractable scientific problems. We are always looking for new team members within Research , Computational Biology , Software Engineering , and Administration to help us tackle important problems at the cutting edge of science. Why Broad? It comes down to our culture . Our community transcends academic and organizational barriers, encouraging different points of view and making all Broadies part of something meaningful. If ours is a community you would want to be a part of, then please apply!

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