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Postdoctoral Fellow (Auditory Neuroscience)

The Section on Sensory Cell Biology at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking a skilled and motivated postdoctoral fellow.

The Section on Sensory Cell Biology conducts basic, translational, and clinical studies on hair cell degeneration and hearing loss in the mature mammalian inner ear and develops therapeutic strategies to safeguard hearing. Our basic science studies examine the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie sensory hair cell death and survival. Our translational studies use this mechanistic knowledge to guide the rational design of therapies aimed at preventing or reversing hearing loss in humans. Our clinical studies test the efficacy of potential protective therapies in humans receiving ototoxic drugs. 

The Section on Sensory Cell Biology is a laboratory in the Division of Intramural Research at the NIDCD. The intramural labs conduct basic and clinical research on hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. Together we are a dynamic and collaborative group with expertise in auditory genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, physiology, audiology, and otolaryngology. The successful candidate will benefit from interactions with expert scientists and use of cutting-edge technologies both within the NIDCD and across NIH. 

Skills and Qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in neuroscience, cell/molecular biology, or a related field, and have a significant publication record.
  • Have a strong work ethic and the ability to design projects within our research areas, develop and carry out experiments, collaborate with members of our lab and other labs, and publish findings in a timely manner. 
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have significant experience in cell biology, auditory neuroscience, and/or transcriptional profiling. 

We are committed to providing an excellent scientific and training environment in which every lab member gives and receives high-quality feedback, shares his/her expertise with others in a collaborative manner, and maintains a high level of professionalism.  

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research interests, and names of three references to:
Lisa L. Cunningham, Ph.D. 
Section on Sensory Cell Biology
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders 
National Institutes of Health

HHS, NIH, and NIDCD are Equal Opportunity Employers. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Last Updated Date: 
January 3, 2018