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Postdoc-Cancer Biology & Therapy-Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, USA (MA)

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Location: Charlestown, MA, United States

Deadline: 31/08/2016

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Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General or MGH), also called Man’s Greatest Hospital (MGH), is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and a biomedical research facility located in the West End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. It is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest hospital in New England with 950 beds. Massachusetts General Hospital conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the world, with an annual research budget of more than $750 million. It is currently ranked as the #1 hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.Founded in 1811,the original hospital was designed by the famous American architect Charles Bulfinch.It is the third-oldest general hospital in the United States; only Pennsylvania Hospital (1751) and NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital (1771) are older. John Warren, Professor of Anatomy and Surgery at Harvard Medical School, spearheaded the move of the medical school to Boston. Warren’s son, John Collins Warren, a graduate of the University of Edinburgh Medical School, along with James Jackson, led the efforts to start the Massachusetts General Hospital, which was initially proposed in 1810 by Rev. John Bartlett, the Chaplain of the Almshouse in Boston. Because all those who had sufficient money were cared for at home, Massachusetts General Hospital, like most hospitals that were founded in the 19th century, was intended to care for the poor.During the mid-to-late 19th century, Harvard Medical School was located adjacent to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position, Molecular Imaging Laboratory, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School). An immediate opening is available for a research fellow position in the area of cancer biology and image-guided therapy. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in cell biology with an emphasis on cancer biology and have experience in cell and molecular biological techniques. Previous experience with genetic engineering technologies and miRNA biology is a plus. Excellent command of spoken and written English is essential for this position. Personal interview is required.

How to apply

Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV and the names of three referees to Anna Moore, Ph.D., Director, Molecular Imaging Laboratory, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, amoore@helix.mgh.harvard.edu

Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply

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