Available Positions

Immediate Opening for Several Positions for Wet- and Dry-Lab Studies on the Use of Teeth as Markers of Stress Exposure and Risk for Mental Health Problems

The Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU), based in the Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), and Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston), is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates for an immediate opening.  Working with a multidisciplinary team of investigators under the overall direction of Dr. Erin C. Dunn (www.thedunnlab.com) at MGH, applicants will contribute to a new set of projects exploring the use of shed primary teeth as novel biomarkers of exposure to stress and subsequent risk for mental health problems.  The larger project involves both wet-lab and dry-lab work; thus, the candidate’s specific responsibilities will vary depending on his/her interests/backgrounds.  Candidates with backgrounds in multiple disciplines, including but not limited to medical anthropology, anthropological archeology, dentistry, biology, and/or public health are encouraged to apply.  Candidates at all levels (MA, PhD, post-doc, Research Associates, Technicians) are encouraged to apply.  Our team is highly collaborative and includes epidemiologists, dentists, anthropologists, neuroscientists, pediatricians, and biologists.  This is a unique opportunity for someone seeking an interdisciplinary experience to identify novel biomarkers, work across several cutting-edge projects, and receive outstanding team-based mentorship.

To apply, send a CV/resume and brief email introduction, indicating skills, training, and interests to: Dr. Erin C. Dunn, Assistant Professor, Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital: edunn2@mgh.harvard.edu 


We are always open to inquiries from individuals wishing to join the lab. In general, we are looking for people who have strong statistical skills and capacity to work with large epidemiological datasets. We are also open to working with those who have a good quantitative background, are highly motivated, and able to quickly learn new statistical techniques. Most importantly, we are looking for team players who are curious, interested in interdisciplinary approaches, and deeply passionate about finding ways to prevent mental illness. 

To apply, email your CV and a brief letter of interest to Dr. Dunn