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Post Doctoral Associate
Job Number: 2019-34139
Category: Post Doc
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Chan Medical School
Department: School - Gene Therapy Center - W405200
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 86
Union Code: Non Union Position-W63-Residents/Post Docs
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: Nov. 19, 2019

The Keeler lab is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to develop therapeutics for sickle cell anemia by editing stem cells using novel platforms. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Robert Kotin and is funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Keeler and Kotin labs are part of the Horae Gene Therapy Center (GTC) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) which consists of investigators from several departments engaged in dynamic and collaborative research environment.  The GTC provides an exceptional environment for nurturing cross-disciplinary studies.

Candidates should have a Ph. D in biology, immunology, biochemistry or related biomedical science.  Applicants must be self-motivated, creative, and able to work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.  In addition, candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills.   Prior experience with genome editing, cell or stem cell cultures, and immunology is advantageous, but not required.

Interested applicants should email Resume and Cover letter to

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