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Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Postdoctoral Fellow

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Molecular and Cellular Biology

Position Description

The Elya lab seeks to understand the mechanistic bases of behavior modification of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) by the fungal pathogen Entomophthora muscae from molecules to circuits. There are open opportunities to work in project areas related to (i) identifying molecular and genetic effectors that give rise to fungal-induced summiting behavior, (ii) developing experimental techniques to alter E. muscae gene expression and achieve transgenic manipulation, (iii) determine the role of host and fungal circadian clocks in manipulated phenotypes.

Basic Qualifications

A Ph.D. in a relevant biological subfield is required.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Letters of recommendation are not required at the time of application; however letters will be collected for finalists. Candidates should submit with their application contact information for three references from experts at the ladder faculty ranks or highly accomplished senior researchers from corporations or research institutes.

Please include the following items as part of your application:

  • Brief description of your scientific interests, background and career goals.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Name and contact information for three references.

    Contact Information

Dr. Carolyn Elya

Incoming Assistant Professor, MCB

248 Northwest

52 Oxford Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

Debra Maddalena (Administrator)

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 3


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