The Cardiovascular Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital

Postdoctoral Fellow:

At the Cardiovascular Research Center, and Cardiac MR PET CT Program, Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, a position is currently open for a


Our NIH-funded laboratory develops and utilizes in vivo molecular imaging approaches to understand the mechanisms of inflammation and thrombogenesis in atherosclerosis, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and stent thrombosis. A long term goal is to translate leading approaches to the cardiac catheterization using intravascular fluorescence imaging technology.  We collaborate closely with both the MGH Center for Molecular Imaging Research and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine.

Specific research projects include (1) intravascular catheter-based molecular and structural imaging of inflammation and fibrinogenesis in atherosclerosis, restenosis, and stent thrombosis, to understand in vivo pathobiology and to develop new therapies for these diseases;  (2) intravital fluorescence microcopy (IVM) and PET-CT approaches to understand the role of inflammation and vein wall injury in DVT.

A competitive NIH T-32 postdoctoral fellowship position is acceptable for US citizens or permanent residents. Individuals on a temporary visa (J, H, etc.) are not eligible per NIH guidelines. The anticipated start date is Spring/Summer 2013.

The candidate (PhD, MD/PhD, or MD) will ideally have experience in (1) vascular biology related to thrombosis and/or atherosclerosis;   (2) in vivo molecular imaging (intravavital microscopy, optical imaging) and quantitative image analysis (MATLAB, ImageJ, OsiriX); and (3) in vivo experimental/surgical/hands-on experience with rodent and/or large animal (rabbit, swine) models of vascular disease (thrombosis models are especially valuable).

Independence in cell/molecular biology (protein and gene analysis, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, cell culture, flow cytometry, ELISA) is highly desirable and small animal models of cardiovascular disease is highly desirable. The environment is collaborative and interdisciplinary, requiring excellent oral and written communication skills.

Please send your CV, an outline of your research interests, and names and addresses of three references by email to fjaffer@mgh.harvard.eduDue to internal deadlines, it is optimal to apply before April 2013.

Farouc A. Jaffer, MD, PhD
MGH Cardiovascular Research Center
Simches Research Center
Charles River Plaza / Suite 3200
Boston, MA 02114-2790
T: 617 724 9353
F: 617 860 3180

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