Postdoctoral Research Fellows - Center for Craniofacial and Skeletal Biology


 The Forsyth Institute is a world leader in the field of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Located in the Cambridge area, an epicenter of biomedical research, the campus is with one of the highest densities of colleges and innovations and offers collaboration with various preeminent academic institutions, hospitals, research institutes, and biotech and pharmaceutical companies. 

Craniofacial and Skeletal Biology is seeking two candidates to join this vibrant group to study developmental and stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, congenital birth defects, and aging-related disorders. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in developmental genetics, molecular and cell biology, microRNA, posttranslational modification, ciliogenesis, and biomedical engineering. Research experience in craniofacial and skeletal biology is a plus but not required for these positions. 

The research studies focus on the elucidation of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying stem cell self-renewal, cell fate determination and differentiation, crosstalk of signaling pathways, tissue repair and regeneration, and stem cell-based and gene-editing therapies. Motivated individuals with high enthusiasms to learn and advance the field are encouraged to formally apply (below).  For additional inquiries, please contact Dr. Wei Hsu, Senior Member of the Staff, Forsyth Institute, Co-Director, Center for Craniofacial and Skeletal Biology: email:

Specific Responsibilities 

· Research involves the use of various techniques in mouse genetics, tissue harvest and dissection, histology, cell culture, molecular cloning, transplantation study, injury repair, and regeneration

· Technical troubleshooting includes but not limited to the area of PCR genotyping and qPCR, lentivirus-mediated gene expression, microscopes and digital imaging techniques, and phenotypic characterizations of genetically modified mouse mutants

· Research also involves micro CT imaging and characterization of new mouse genetic models

· Mouse colony management as necessary

 Basic Qualifications

· Ph.D. or equivalent in Biomedical Science related fields

· Record of 2-4 years of experience in the board area of biology

· Experience in the hypothesis-driven research project

· Knowledge in cell culture and animal handling

· Excellent analytical, problem solving, and technical skills

· Good interpersonal and communication skills

· Willing to work in a collaborative environment  

· High motivation and responsibility

Preferred Qualifications

· Direct hands-on experience with mouse genetics, developmental and stem cell biology 

· Bioinformatics, 3D image reconstruction/rendering

· Craniofacial or Skeletal Biology

· Bioengeneering/Biomedical Engineering

To Apply

Forsyth provides competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program. Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply for immediate consideration. 

The Forsyth Institute is  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.