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Academic Position Research Scientist, Harvard Chan Research Center on Causes and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

The Department of Molecular Metabolism and the Harvard Chan Research Center on Causes and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (CAPCVD) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health invite applications for the position of Research Scientist. We seek outstanding candidates with experience in using physiological, cell biological, and biochemical approaches to address questions in lipid metabolism as they relate to cardiovascular physiology and disease.

Job Responsibilities

The Research Scientist will be responsible for a wide range of duties. They will design and conduct experiments related to lipid metabolism and its role in cardiovascular physiology and disease development. This includes in particular murine models of disease, but also biochemical and other assays. Responsibilities also include developing research grant proposals addressing the role of lipid metabolism in CVD, in collaboration with Drs. Farese and Walther and CAPCVD staff. The Research Scientists will present results of CAPCVD research at internal and external conferences. Additional duties include training and supervising trainee laboratory members in laboratory experiments, particularly murine physiology and lipid metabolism. Furthermore, the position will aid in supervising and managing the physiology group within CAPCVD. The Research Scientist will participate in generating the CAPCVD annual report and other documents related to center development. This position will have much independence, both in carrying out projects primarily as well as assisting in supervising trainees with their projects.

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For questions or support with submitting your application, please contact

Constantine Psimopoulos
Faculty Coordinator in the Department of Molecular Metabolism
Center on Causes and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease – Farese & Walther Lab

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.