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Opportunity: Are you a gene editor who wants to focus on editing stem cells in a warm, welcoming environment filled with collaborative teammates? Come join us in the Kotton Lab at the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) as we pursue our mission of editing iPSCs for lung disease modeling and future therapies. This staff scientist will join an interdisciplinary team working with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) – a great opportunity to further develop technical and team building skills, and a chance to share your talents with the world as we share your edited cells with the global research community.

Duties and Responsibilities: Successful candidates will work independently, and as part of a team focused on designing and deploying gene editing technologies (e.g. CRISPR-Cas9) to edit the human or mouse genome in pluripotent stem cells in culture.  Applicants with technical expertise related to molecular biology, plasmid cloning, and cell culture are preferred. The CReM and Boston University welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds!

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a biological science (or closely related field) and relevant laboratory experience, including familiarity with molecular biology and tissue culture techniques.

Contact:  Please forward contact details and a current CV/resume to mnarayan@bu.edu

More information: www.bumc.bu.edu/kottonlab

Opportunity: We are actively seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Research Project Manager to play a key role in the execution of ongoing observational studies and in upcoming interventional clinical trials. This position involves work both independently and as a member of a team to collect clinical data from study participants ages 18 to 85 years during in-person and telephone visits.

Specific duties will involve:
1. Interacting with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to generate and update study protocols and ensure compliance with ethical and regulatory guidelines.
2. Collaborating with study personnel from various sites and engaging with study sponsors to facilitate seamless project execution.
3. Coordinating participant study visits, ensuring adherence to protocols and study timelines.
4. Interacting with Boston Medical Center (BMC) personnel to facilitate the smooth progression of participant study visits.
5. Obtaining informed consent for biological sample collections and delivery of biological samples to research lab for processing.
6. Maintaining accurate and up-to-date study data, utilizing appropriate data management tools.
7. Conducting study questionnaires with participants while applying excellent interpersonal skills.
8. Overseeing participant reimbursement processes in accordance with study and institutional guidelines.
9. Entering study data into REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) for efficient data management.
10. Assisting in ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements governing the research studies.

Qualifications:
• A bachelor’s degree.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills for effective collaboration with diverse stakeholders.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Proficiency in data entry and management tools.
• Ability to work Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm with flexibility in daily schedule to accommodate participants.
• Prior experience in a similar role is advantageous but not mandatory.

Students enrolled in master’s degree programs at the BU School of Public Health are encouraged to apply.
Join our dedicated team and contribute to advancing scientific knowledge and improving healthcare outcomes through impactful research!

The Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) of Boston University and Boston Medical Center is seeking an Administrative Assistant to work in a medium-sized, research/teaching department on the Boston University Medical Campus. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and will enjoy working in a department that is driven by its research mission and expansive vision. The tentative start date for this role is May 1st, 2024.

Specific tasks will include:
1. Serve as the executive assistant to the Director of the Center.
2. Perform daily administrative duties as required by faculty and delegated by the Administrative Director.
3. Coordinate guest speaker visits, including booking accommodations and creating guest itineraries.
4. Coordinate and conduct group meetings and events for the Center.
5. Distribute Center-wide communications and monthly newsletters.
6. Maintain the Center's website and social media accounts.
7. Order supplies and ensure the general maintenance of the facility.
8. Submit reimbursements and reconcile Center transactions.
9. Process invoices and payments for high-value equipment and lab services.
10. Manage the front desk, welcoming visitors, guests, interviewees, and collaborators.
11. Conduct onboarding for students, faculty, and staff, including initial administrative training and e-onboarding.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree.
• Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills for effective collaboration with diverse stakeholders.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Proficiency in data entry and management tools.
• Prior experience in a similar role is advantageous but not mandatory.

Please forward CV/Resume to Gabrielle Cockerham at gabbyac(at)bu.edu

Opportunity: A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the Wilson laboratory at the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) of Boston University and Boston Medical. We are seeking recent PhD candidates with research interests in human ESC/iPSC differentiation and disease modelling. Candidates enthusiastic about understanding the genetic and epigenetic basis of obstructive lung disease with a focus on lung epithelium are particularly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities: Qualified candidates will work in a tight-knit research group with scientists at various training levels focusing on diverse projects related to stem cell and developmental biology.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biological science or closely related field and relevant laboratory experience, including familiarity with tissue culture techniques. Successful candidates will be dedicated, creative, self-motivated critical thinkers with strong written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Qualifications: Ph.D or M.D. in biological science or a related field is required. The successful candidate should be able to manage multiple detail-oriented tasks with minimal supervision, capable of trouble-shooting and critical thinking, self-motivated, dedicated and creative.

Contact: Please forward contact details and a current CV/resume to Dr. Andrew Wilson at awilson@bu.edu
More information: https://sites.bu.edu/wilsonlab

Postdoctoral Fellow position Available in the Gouon-Evans Lab:

Opportunity: A postdoctoral fellow position is available September 1st 2022 at the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) of Boston University/Boston Medical Center. The position is in the field of liver regeneration using the iPSC system and liver deficiency mouse models. Projects will investigate specific aspects of liver regeneration with application of nucleoside-modified mRNA complexed to lipid nanoparticles to treat liver diseases (Nature Communication, 2021, Bioprotocols, 2021). These projects may include (1) hiPSC-based cell transplantation strategies to repopulate diseased liver mouse models, (2) in vivo gene editing of mutated alpha1 antitrypsin (AAT) gene to rescue the liver in an AAT liver disease mouse model, (3) and understanding sexually dimorphic liver injury due to acetaminophen intoxication to identify novel therapeutic intervention.

Expected qualifications: Ph.D. in biological science or a related field. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with strong background in pluripotent stem cell biology or developmental/regenerative biology in mice or both. The laboratory expects that the fellows will be outstanding for enthusiasm, appreciation and capability for diligent and hard work, ingenuity, profound curiosity and creativity, extensive knowledge and technical skills, and proficiency in writing and data exploration and visualization.

Contact: Applicants should submit current CV/resume with two/three references to Dr. Valerie Gouon-Evans at valerige@bu.edu

Information about the Gouon-Evans Lab can be found at: https://sites.bu.edu/gouonevanslab

Postdoctoral Fellow position Available in the Serrano Lab:

Opportunity: The Serrano Lab is seeking a creative, thoughtful, and motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the lab at the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM), Boston University. The position is at the intersection of cardiovascular and neurodevelopmental research using zebrafish and human iPSC-derived models.
The Serrano Lab is a young yet promising lab that offers career development opportunities and strong mentorship in a thriving scientific community. As a postdoctoral fellow, you will be supported to pursue your own career goals in academia and/or industry while receiving guidance and mentorship from your PI, a mentoring committee, peers, and the incredibly collaborative community at the CReM and BUMC.

Duties and Responsibilities: Qualified candidates will lead an established research project as well as develop their own projects in the context of our research interests. Successful candidates will work in a highly collaborative group and are expected to actively mentor scientists at several training levels.

Qualifications:
Ph.D. or M.D. in biological science or a related field is required. Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in at least 3 of the following areas:

  • pluripotent stem cell biology,
  • developmental biology in zebrafish,
  • tissue culture techniques,
  • gene editing,
  • zebrafish transgenic generation,
  • zebrafish cell transplantation assays,
  • super-resolution imaging acquisition and analysis,
  • bioinformatics and biostatistics

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds!

Contact: To apply, please forward a cover letter and a current CV/resume to Angie Serrano at maserr@bu.edu. In the body of the email, please state in three sentences why you would like to join our lab.More information:
www.theserranolab.com
www.crem.bu.edu/research-at-crem/

Opportunity: A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the Hawkins laboratory at the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) of Boston University and Boston Medical. We are seeking recent PhD candidates with research interests in human ESC/iPSC differentiation and disease modelling. Candidates enthusiastic about understanding the genetic and epigenetic basis of obstructive lung disease with a focus on lung epithelium are particularly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities: Qualified candidates will work in a tight-knit research group with scientists at various training levels focusing on diverse projects related to stem cell and developmental biology.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biological science or closely related field and relevant laboratory experience, including familiarity with tissue culture techniques. Successful candidates will be dedicated, creative, self-motivated critical thinkers with strong written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Qualifications: Ph.D or M.D. in biological science or a related field is required. The successful candidate should be able to manage multiple detail-oriented tasks with minimal supervision, capable of trouble-shooting and critical thinking, self-motivated, dedicated and creative.

Contact: Please forward contact details and a current CV/resume to Dr. Finn Hawkins at hawk@bu.edu

More information: https://www.hawkins-lab.org/

Opportunity: A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the Alysandratos laboratory at the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) of Boston University and Boston Medical. We are seeking recent PhD candidates with research interests in human ESC/iPSC differentiation and disease modeling. Candidates enthusiastic about understanding the genetic and epigenetic basis of pulmonary fibrosis with a focus on lung epithelium are particularly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities: Qualified candidates will work in a tight-knit research group with scientists at various training levels focusing on diverse projects related to stem cell and developmental biology.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biological science or a closely related field and relevant laboratory experience, including familiarity with tissue culture techniques. Successful candidates will be dedicated, creative, self-motivated critical thinkers with strong written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Qualifications: Ph.D or M.D. in biological science or a related field is required. The successful candidate should be able to manage multiple detail-oriented tasks with minimal supervision, capable of trouble-shooting and critical thinking, self-motivated, dedicated and creative.

Contact: Please forward contact details and a current CV/resume to Dr. Kostas Alysandratos at kalysa@bu.edu

More information: https://sites.bu.edu/alysandratoslab/

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The Wilson lab is focused on two major aspects of regenerative medicine:

1) Developing gene therapy approaches for the study and treatment of lung diseases: The ability to manipulate gene expression in specified lung cell populations has both experimental and therapeutic potential for lung disease. By developing viral vectors that transduce specific lung cell types in vivo, we hope to minimize potential off-target effects while maximizing our ability to target diseased cell populations. We work with lentiviral and AAV vectors to overexpress or knockdown expression of genes important to disease pathogenesis in the lung.

2) Utilizing induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) to study human lung and liver diseases: The Wilson lab is interested in the application of patient-derived iPS cells for the study of lung and liver diseases, such as alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD).

The Hawkins Lab is interested in how the human lung develops and responds to injury to better understand human lung disease. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) offer a unique opportunity to model human lung disease and bridge the gap between research in animal models and humans.

Using this iPSC platform, we are focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms that control human lung development. We hope to apply this knowledge to advance our understanding of and develop precision medicine approaches for lung disease.

The Murphy laboratory is composed of dynamic and passionate researchers who utilize multiple stem cell-based platforms to answer basic biological questions and combat disease. Central directions of the laboratory include: developmental hematopoiesis, the modeling of blood-borne disease, and discovery and therapeutic intervention in sickle cell disease, amyloidosis, and aging.

The Murphy Lab has pioneered: The world’s largest sickle cell disease-specific iPSC library and platforms and protocols that can used to recapitulate hematopoietic ontogeny and to develop and validate novel therapeutic strategies for the disease; The successful modeling of a protein folding disorder called familial amyloidosis demonstrating the ability to model a long-term, complex, multisystem disease in a relatively short time, using lineage-specified cells (hepatic, cardiac and neuronal) derived from patient-specific stem cells; The first iPSC library created from subjects with exceptional longevity (centenarians) that serves as an unlimited resource of biomaterials to fuel the study of aging and the development of novel therapeutics for aging-related disease.

www.murphylaboratory.com

@DRGJMurphy

The Serrano Lab studies neurodevelopment and cardiovascular development in the context of rare multi-systemic disorders originated by pathogenic variants in epigenetic modifiers like KMT2D.  

We aim to identify shared molecular and cellular mechanisms driving cardiovascular and brain development with particular interest in cell differentiation, migration, and cell cycle progression.  

Our lab combines rare disease modeling in zebrafish together with cardiovascular and neurobiology techniques and human iPSC-derived brain organoids and endothelial cells.  

We believe that a patient-forward focus to our projects will help us to get better understanding of disease mechanisms through basic science research. To this end, we are active in the collaborative community among field experts and rare disease patient-advocacy groups who drive our research program to identify therapeutic targets in patient-specific iPS cells. 

The Mostoslavsky Lab is a basic science laboratory in the Section of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine at Boston University.

Our goal is to advance our understanding of stem cell biology with a focus on their genetic manipulation via gene transfer and their potential use for stem cell-based therapy.

The Mostoslavsky’s Lab designed and constructed the STEMCCA vector for the generation of iPS cells, a tool that has become the industry standard for nuclear reprogramming. Project areas in the lab focuses on the use of different stem cell populations, including embryonic stem cells, induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells, hematopoietic stem cells and intestinal stem cells and their genetic manipulation by lentiviral vectors.

Our laboratory have already established a large library of disease-specific iPS cells with a particular interest in utilizing iPS cells to model diseases of the liver, the gastrointestinal tract, prion-mediated neurodegenerative diseases and immune-based inflammatory conditions, using iPSC-derived microglia, macrophages and T/NK cells.

The Gouon-Evans lab investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms driving liver development, regeneration and cancer. We specifically interrogate the role of progenitor/stem cells and how they share similar molecular signature and functions during these 3 processes.

Our innovative tools include: 1) directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (PSC) to generate in vitro liver progenitors and their derivative hepatocytes, the main functional cell type of the liver, 2) mouse models with lineage tracing strategy to track in vivo the fate of progenitor cells, 3) PSC derivative cell transplantation into mouse models with damaged livers as cell therapy for liver diseases, 3) dissection of liver cancer specimens from patients to identify and define the impact of specific cancer stem cells in liver oncogenesis.

Projects in the Gouon-Evans lab will lead to a better understanding of the liver development, to the establishment of multi-modular approaches for improving liver regeneration with PSC derivatives, and will reveal the impact of specific cancer stem cells as a target for diagnosis and therapy in liver oncogenesis.