Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Scientist -- Braunstein Laboratory

A postdoctoral position is available in the Braunstein laboratory in the Division of Hematology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. We are seeking a creative and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our team and lead the efforts to uncover and characterize the genetic mechanisms driving pathogenesis of complement mediated hematologic diseases.

Prior research in the Braunstein Lab has identified a role for complement in the pathogenesis of multiple disorders including catastrophic antiphospholipid  antibody syndrome (CAPS) and hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets (HELLP) syndrome of pregnancy. Available research projects focus on the study of complement gene variants in these and related thrombotic microangiopathies. This research will characterize new disease genes and pathways, develop molecular techniques to study disease mechanisms, and perform clinical assessment of disease phenotypes. All research projects involve next-generation sequencing of patient samples, analysis of sequencing data, and functional validation of candidate gene variants with correlation to clinical outcomes.

The selected candidate will benefit from an excellent academic community, a thriving and multidisciplinary research environment, and a close interaction with the clinical teams. Postdocs will have many opportunities to attend major conferences, have a competitive salary, career development training and the ability to develop independent collaborations. Applicants should have a PhD or MD and be capable of managing their own projects as well as collaborating with other groups. A background in molecular biology is preferred.

For more info, please visit: https://www.braunstein.team/