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Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity in Endothelial Cell Biology and Thrombosis Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Category: Medical/Clinical Research Job ID: JR53902 Date posted: 06/04/2024
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Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

The Schmaier Lab (https://www.schmaierlab.com/) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, is seeking a highly-motivated and intellectually curious postdoctoral fellow to join our team. We study fundamental mechanisms of vascular endothelial cell function in thrombosis. Our research focuses on:

• TMEM16-family phospholipid channels: These channels regulate endothelial cell procoagulant activity and the release of proinflammatory extracellular vesicles.
• Tie2-angiopoietin signaling: This signaling pathway regulates endothelial inflammation and plays a crucial role in vascular health.

We employ a combination of cell culture and mouse models to investigate thrombosis. Our lab is a member of the renowned Division of Hemostasis and Thrombosis, a leader in blood coagulation research. (https://hemostasis.bidmc.org/)

The ideal candidate will possess:
• A strong passion for biomedical research
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• A collaborative mindset
• Prior experience in one or more of the following areas:
o Endothelial cell biology
o Blood coagulation
o Extracellular vesicles
o Mouse models (highly desirable)

We are committed to providing exceptional mentorship and career development opportunities, including:

• Support for grant and manuscript writing
• Opportunities to travel to and present at scientific meetings
• Community outreach initiatives

The Schmaier Lab values diversity and fosters a welcoming environment for researchers of all backgrounds.

Please address all inquiries to:
Alec Schmaier
aschmaie@bidmc.harvard.edu

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities:

- Abides by the institutional policies of BIDMC relating to health and safety, equality of opportunity and data storage and management. (essential)

- As a member of the research team, actively pursues research under the supervision of a principal investigator while developing skills for independent work. (essential)

- Receives training in and performs duties contributing to the investigational work of the team including formulation of research questions and design, conduct of experiments, and evaluation of results. (essential)

- Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under direction of PI. (essential)

- Develops expertise in desired lab skills/informatics/ physics/clinical research. Develops proficiency with research tools and equipment. Develops ability to work with more independence as the fellowship progresses (essential)

- Develops new ideas that promote current research; brings new expertise to the research program. (essential)

- teaching skills and provide supervision of students and their projects when appropriate. (essential)

- Engages in collaborative meetings with other research groups. Attends and leads scientific seminars. (essential)

- Learns to identify, acknowledge and correct deficiencies in one's own performance. (essential)

- Under the direction of PI, pursues/secures independent funding near the end of the fellowship. (essential)

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral Degree or M.D.

  • 0-1 year of postdoctoral research experience in academic or industrial lab setting, and/or teaching assistantship in a university setting, and/or residency, and/or clinical duties beyond that of the qualifying doctoral degree.

Competencies:

Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.

Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

Team Work: Ability to lead collaborative teams for larger projects or groups both internal and external to the Medical Center and across functional areas. Results have implications for the management and operations of multiple areas of the organization.

Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.


Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move throughout the hospital campus.

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

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