The Wallingford Lab at Tufts Medical Center brings the fields of embryology and vascular disease together to focus on development and pathophysiology of the least understood human organ: the placenta. The placenta contains highly specialized vasculature that mediates interaction between maternal and fetal circulatory systems during pregnancy. Impaired placental growth or function can have dire impact on maternal and fetal health. The Wallingford research group aims to advance knowledge of obstetric cardiovascular biology and assist in the development of early diagnostics and novel therapeutics for disorders of placental insufficiency or dysfunction. Ongoing projects in the lab include comparative maternal-fetal phosphate transport, morphogenetic analysis of placentation, and new approaches to assessing vascular structure and function at the maternal-fetal interface. Postdoctoral Research Fellows that join the lab will have access to programs and facilities in both the Mother Infant Research Institute (MIRI) and the Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI) at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.
To apply for a postdoctoral position please submit your current CV and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include a brief description of your research expertise and interests as well as your career goals in the body of the email. Include "PRF2 Application" in the subject line of the email. Expertise in the following techniques is preferred: genetics, molecular biology, cell culture, vascular tissue engineering, mouse model use, histology, and anatomic pathology. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.