We are delighted about your interest in a postdoc position within the Division of Biology & Medicine at Brown University. Please see the table below for information on open postdoc positions in the Division of Biology and Medicine.

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Description

Exciting opportunity to join the laboratory of Dr. Jeff Bailey in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Center for International Health Research at Brown University and the Warren Alpert Medical School. The Bailey lab combines innovative experimental and computational approaches leveraging genetics and genomics to understand the underpinnings of infectious disease and host-pathogen interactions with a major focus on malaria.

Candidate will take the lead on a new and ongoing NIH R01 funded projects investigating:

  1. strain specific immunity in falciparum malaria
  2. genetics and genomics of response and protection for the RTSS malaria vaccine.
  3. evolution, population genetics, and  modeling of antimalarial drug resistance

Ideal candidate will have genomics experience and computational (informatics/modeling/statistics) proficiency --with at least a minimum proficiency in R/BioConductor, Python and/or C++ , allowing for the manipulation and analysis of large genomic datasets that will be generated. Applicants lacking significant computational background will be considered if candidate has a strong aptitude and desire to develop such computational skills. Candidate must have a PhD in related field such as genomics, infectious disease,   computational biology, bioinformatics or biostatistics.

The right candidate should also have strong organization and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to productively work as a member of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required. The candidate will also have ample opportunities to work on both individual and team projects, with excellent publication prospects and opportunities for personal growth. Willingness for periodic travel to study sites overseas to work with collaborators would be an asset.

Qualifications

Ideal candidate will have genomics experience and computational (informatics/modeling/statistics) proficiency --with at least a minimum proficiency in R/BioConductor, Python and/or C++ , allowing for the manipulation and analysis of large genomic datasets that will be generated. Applicants lacking significant computational background will be considered if candidate has a strong aptitude and desire to develop such computational skills. Candidate must have a PhD in related field such as genomics, infectious disease,   computational biology, bioinformatics or biostatistics.

The right candidate should also have strong organization and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to productively work as a member of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required. The candidate will also have ample opportunities to work on both individual and team projects, with excellent publication prospects and opportunities for personal growth. Willingness for periodic travel to study sites overseas to work with collaborators would be an asset.

Application Instructions

All candidates should submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references.

Please apply via INTERFOLIO:   https://apply.interfolio.com/76324

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Location: Providence, RI

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The Center for International Health Research at Brown University Malaria Research Program develops and applies high-throughput bacteriophage-based tools and technologies for malaria research to identify new vaccine targets in Plasmodium falciparum. One particular area of focus is identifications and characterizations of antibodies detected in only disease-resistant children. There is now an opening for an early stage post-doctoral associate position working in the Dr. Raj’s lab to identify and characterize vaccine targets during Plasmodium erythrocyte stages of the parasite. Studies will be focused on vaccine development against P. falciparum malaria using experiments involving in vitro assays and in vivo parasite challenge experiments using murine models.  We are applying genomics, proteomics, high-resolution molecular imaging, and animal models to evaluate potential vaccine targets. There are opportunities for collaboration within the Department of Pathology and throughout Brown University's productive academic environment, including the Lifespan Institutes and numerous hospitals. A strong emphasis is placed on career development, participation in national meetings, communication skills, grant and manuscript writing, interdisciplinary research, and implications of the basic research for vaccine development against pediatric malaria.

Essential Skills

•        A Ph.D., or MD/Ph.D. degree in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, or Microbiology.

•         Outstanding communication skills to ensure good interactions across multiple research teams.

•         Experience with murine models and immunization by subcutaneous, intravenous & intraperitoneal routes. Experience with mouse organ harvest, isolation of blood & serum, dissection & isolation of splenocytes is a plus.

Ideal Skills

•         Evidence of publication record in infectious diseases

•         Experience in performing lab-based experiments using unicellular parasites

•         Experience working with in vitro and in vivo culture of Plasmodia parasites

This is a project dependent position and appointment at 100% effort. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Interested candidates can apply online at apply.interfolio.com/74492. All candidates should submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation addressed to:

Dipak K Raj, Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Center for International Health Research

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Box G-E5 Providence, Rhode Island 02912

 

Application Process

 

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Location: Providence, RI

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Description

The Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry at Brown University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the laboratory of Prof. Arthur Salomon. The successful candidate will join a collaborative cross-disciplinary team focused on the analysis of a variety of T cell signaling pathways by an array of quantitative proteomic methods in mass spectrometry. The successful candidate is required to have a recent Ph.D. in immunology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related fields with a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and excellent verbal and written English skills.  Experience in immune cell signaling, mass spectrometry proteomics, or mouse models of immune cell signaling is not required but would be a plus. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities and women. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Please apply via Interfolio.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in immunology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related fields with a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and excellent verbal and written English skills.  Experience in immune cell signaling, mass spectrometry proteomics, or mouse models of immune cell signaling is not required but would be a plus.

Application Instructions

Apply through the Interfolio link.

 

 

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Location: Providence, RI

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genetics of Autism and Neurodevelopment

How to Apply

Submit application materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/64652

 

Location: Brown University Campus

Search Chair: Eric Morrow, PhD

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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Genetic Screens in Single Cell Models of Neurologic Disease

How to Apply

Please submit application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/62674.

Location: Brown University Campus

Search Chair: Eric Morrow, PhD

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Post Doctoral Research Fellowship

Description

The Clinical and Translational Research Program in the Department of Dermatology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is pleased to announce the availability of a full-time, two-year Post-doctoral research fellowship for 2019 – 2021 in our highly productive research program.

In this position, the Post-doctoral fellow will be responsible for epidemiological studies of skin cancer as well as other dermatological diseases.  He/she will lead literature review, data collection or extraction, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation for multiple related projects.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a CV and a letter describing their interests, goals and background to Dr. Eunyoung Cho.  Please include the names, titles and contact information for three references.

More information

Please contact Dr. Eunyoung Cho for further information.

Location: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Search Chair: Eunyoung Cho, ScD

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Interdisciplinary Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Description

Unique interdisciplinary fellowship training opportunities in Health Services Research and Geriatrics/Gerontology are available at Brown University for MDs, PhDs and those seeking doctoral training in health services research.

How to Apply

Submit application materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/61529

 

Location: Providence, RI

Search Chair: Amal Trivedi

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Postdoctoral Fellow – Responsive neuromodulation in humans​

Job description

The Borton Lab at Brown University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to help advance our understanding of, and ability to treat, psychiatric disorder in human patients using state-of-the-art neurotechnology and responsive algorithms. The position is located at Brown University main campus in Providence, RI. Competitive salary and the position is available for 1 year with the possibility of extension. The applicant must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Project description

Responsive Deep Brain Stimulation is emerging as a treatment option for mental illness. However, there are no known algorithms for detecting dysfunctional mental states as they arise and evolve in time. We are currently engaged in research projects across a wide variety of mental illnesses in human and animal subjects to elucidate the neurological signatures, and sub-circuits leading to the emergence of psychiatric illness. This call invites candidates with a strong background in neuroscience and computational or electrical engineering to lead a sub-team searching for pathologic mental states.

Role of candidate

The candidate will be involved in lab studies for evaluating neuromodulation in the ventral striatum, sub thalamic nucleus, and other targets in the cortical-striatal-basal ganglia-thalamic-cortical loop. The role requires the candidate to perform data analysis, meta-analysis, data collection, development of control and synchronization tools, and team leadership. Activities may include experimental design, developing custom scripts, statistical data analysis and human participant interaction. Data to be evaluated includes EEG, ECoG, depth LFP, single unit electrophysiology, and behavioral (e.g. task) data. The qualified candidate should have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Biostatistics, or a related field.

Applicant Qualifications

  • Deep knowledge in neuroscience, statistics, and strong sense of scientific curiosity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A demonstrated publication record
  • Proficiency in Julia, MATLAB, or Python
  • Desired: experience with neuromodulation hardware

Candidates should have a proven track record in research, should be able to drive research, contribute independently, and be highly motivated to work in a multidisciplinary research group.

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Position Start Date

ASAP

How to Apply

Please send the following documents as a single PDF to Prof. David Borton ([email protected]) with the subject line “Postdoctoral candidate – your name”

  1. Cover letter
  2. Complete CV
  3. Three or more references

About the Borton Lab

The Borton Lab is an interdisciplinary team of researchers focused on the design, development, and implementation of novel neural recording and stimulation systems. The lab currently focuses on designing, developing, and deploying new tools for interrogation of the nervous system across species with a goal of untangling the underpinnings of neuromotor and neuropsychiatric disease and injury. Learn more at http://borton.engin.brown.edu. The lab is supported by the International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia (IRP), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), Draper, Medtronic, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (PVAMC) Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology (CfNN).

Location: Barus and Holly Building (Brown University Campus)

Search Chair: David Borton, PhD

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Postdoctoral Fellow – Spinal information processing

Job description

The Borton Lab at Brown University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to help advance our understanding of information processing in the spinal cord. The position is located at Brown University main campus in Providence, RI. Competitive salary and the position is available for 1 year with the possibility of extension. The applicant must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Project description

We are building an Intelligent Spine Interface (ISI) capable of reading and writing simultaneously to, and from, the spinal cord. This call invites candidates with a strong background in neuroscience, computational or electrical engineering to lead a sub-team collecting and interpreting spinal electrophysiology.

Role of candidate

The role requires the candidate to perform data analysis, meta-analysis, data collection, development of control and synchronization tools, and team leadership. Activities may include experimental design, developing custom scripts, statistical data analysis as well as animal and human participant interaction. Data to be evaluated includes EEG, ECoG, single unit electrophysiology, and behavioral (e.g. task) data. The qualified candidate should have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Biostatistics, or a related field.

Applicant Qualifications

  • Deep knowledge in neuroscience, statistics, and strong sense of scientific curiosity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A demonstrated publication record
  • Proficiency in Julia, MATLAB, or Python
  • Strong background in electrophysiology (in vivo; ideally spinal electrophysiology)
  • Experience with neuromodulation hardware

Candidates should have a proven track record in research, should be able to drive research, contribute independently, and be highly motivated to work in a multidisciplinary research group.

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Position Start Date

March 1, 2019

How to Apply  

Please send the following documents as a single PDF to Prof. David Borton ([email protected]) with the subject line “Postdoctoral candidate – your name”

  1. Cover letter
  2. Complete CV
  3. Three or more references

About the Borton Lab

The Borton Lab is an interdisciplinary team of researchers focused on the design, development, and implementation of novel neural recording and stimulation systems. The lab currently focuses on designing, developing, and deploying new tools for interrogation of the nervous system across species with a goal of untangling the underpinnings of neuromotor and neuropsychiatric disease and injury. Learn more at http://borton.engin.brown.edu. The lab is supported by the International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia (IRP), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), Draper, Medtronic, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (PVAMC) Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology (CfNN).

Location: Barus and Holly Building (Brown University Campus)

Search Chair: David Borton, PhD