An exciting postdoc position is now open in the Engelward laboratory to study DNA repair in mouse models.

Join a terrific team of researchers to study the impact of mis-regulated DNA repair on molecular, cellular, and tissue level responses in mice exposed to N-nitrosamines. N-nitrosamines are probable human carcinogens found in food, water, and drugs, and they are the focus of the MIT Superfund Research Program. In addition to participating in omics research and the development of predictive biomarkers, the project also includes the opportunity to explore disease mitigation strategies. In parallel with animal studies, there will also be the opportunity to leverage CRISPR to develop cell-based assays that allow for analysis of the roles of different DNA repair proteins in response to hazardous chemicals.

These projects are well underway, and so there is the opportunity to progress rapidly. Together, these projects provide a leadership opportunity to work on research that will ultimately help to inform policies related to public health. The ability to perform research synergistically with others is essential. Although experience using mouse models is not required, eagerness to become a leader in animal research is a must. A doctoral degree in the life sciences is required.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Bevin Engelward (, Prof. Of Biological Engineering and Director of the MIT Superfund Research Program). People of color, people who are differently abled, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply.