Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Postdoctoral Position – Biostatician

at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Posted: 1/23/2016
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 348
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

At the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), creativity and excellence are fundamental to our success.  As one of the world’s largest philanthropies, HHMI is a major force in advancing biomedical research and science education.


We have a postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of HHMI Investigator, Tobias Walther, Ph.D., and Robert V. Farese, Jr, M.D., who jointly run a highly collaborative group at the Harvard School of Public Health.  The lab is located in the Boston Longwood medical campus and is affiliated with the Department of Genetics and Complex Disease (HSPH), the Department of Cell Biology (Harvard Medical School), the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


The Walther-Farese Laboratory studies the biochemistry of cellular lipid metabolism and homeostasis. We seek an outstanding individual with Ph.D. training in bioinformatics and/or statistics to investigate the mechanisms of lipid storage and metabolism in health and disease.


The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary team that will integrate and mine genetic perturbation, gene expression and population genetic data as we seek to discover and study mechanisms of lipid homeostasis and human metabolic disease.


Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in bioinformatics, genetics or biostatistics and have a strong publication record.


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