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Regenerative Therapies for Inherited Blood Disorders

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Hematology Branch (HB), has a postdoctoral fellowship position available in the Laboratory of Regenerative Therapies for Inherited Blood Disorders, led by Andre Larochelle, M.D., Ph.D. ( This laboratory is investigating novel strategies and stem cell concepts to advance the translational field of regenerative medicine, with a focus on inherited disorders affecting blood-forming hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), including: 1) Genetic correction of adult HSCs using CRISPR/Cas and viral vector technologies; 2) Ex vivo and in vivo expansion of adult HSCs; and 3) Derivation of engraftable HSCs from genetically corrected induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

We are seeking a highly qualified, passionate and creative individual to continue and develop new projects in the areas of regenerative medicine listed above. Required skills and background:

  • MD, PhD or MD/PhD, within five years of degree conferral.
  • Laboratory skills in cell culture and molecular biology.
  • Verbal and written proficiency in English, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, and local, national or international presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently both independently and within a multi-disciplinary team. 
  • Excellent organization and documentation skills; all laboratory research notes and data are maintained electronically. 
  • Willingness to mentor students or other trainees.

To Apply:
Please e-mail Dr. Andre Larochelle (, with the subject line "Larochelle Lab - Postdoctoral Fellowship" and include the following:

  1. Your curriculum vitae.
  2. Cover letter, including a brief research summary of your previous research.
  3. Contact information for three references (letters not required at first inquiry).

Applications should be received no later than: March 30th, 2018.

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