University of Massachusetts Medical School

Post Doctoral Associate

Job Location US-MA-Worcester
Posted Date 1 year ago(9/30/2016 2:09 PM)
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Non Union Position-W63-Residents/Post Docs


A postdoctoral position is available in the Miller laboratory to investigate and extend the scope of bioluminescence for non-invasive imaging of specific biological processes and disease states in live animals. Work in the lab is inherently multi-disciplinary and may include protein engineering, mouse imaging, culture of multiple cell lines, vector design, enzyme assays, chemical synthesis, and immunohistochemistry of tissues. Examples of recent lab efforts include bioluminescence imaging of gene expression and enzymatic activity in the brain [Nature Methods 11, 393 (2014); JACS 137, 8684 (2015); Angewandte Chemie 55, 4943 (2016)], detection of latent luciferase activity in fruit flies [PNAS 111, 4443 (2014)], and the development of new selective mutant luciferases and synthetic luciferin substrates [JACS 136, 13277 (2014); Angewandte Chemie 55, 4943 (2016)]. Motivated and inherently curious critical thinkers with experience in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, and animal studies are particularly encouraged to apply.




  • Applicants must have (or expect to obtain shortly) a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, or related fields.
  • Applicants should have experience in several of the following areas: molecular cloning, cell culture, mouse husbandry and disease models, immunohistochemistry, neuroscience, imaging, and biochemistry.

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To apply, please forward CV to Dr. Stephen Miller at:



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