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Postdoctoral Fellow (Laboratory of Cochlear Development)

The Laboratory of Cochlear Development (LCD)/Section on Developmental Neuroscience at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking a postdoctoral fellow beginning in Spring 2018. 

The LCD explores the cellular, molecular, and genetic factors that specify the development of the inner ear, with particular emphasis on the mammalian cochlea and organ of Corti. Previous studies in the LCD have examined determination of cell fate, planar cell polarity, axon guidance, development of tonotopy, and cellular morphogenesis and patterning during inner ear development. Most recently, single cell RNAseq and time lapse imaging have been used to characterize cellular development and morphogenesis. 

As part of the NIDCD’s Division of Intramural Research, the LCD’s research positions include secure salary and resource support, as well as the potential to develop novel research projects. The LCD and the NIDCD are committed to providing a training environment that fosters career advancement through the development of strong scientific and communication skills.

The NIDCD provides a highly collaborative research environment supported by multiple core facilities, including DNA sequencing, bioinformatics, functional auditory assessments, and microscopic imaging. The NIH campus is one of the top biomedical research facilities in the world, with extensive resources and multiple seminars each week.

Skills and Qualifications

Interested applicants should have:

  • A Ph.D. in neuroscience; cell, developmental, or molecular biology; or a closely related field.
  • Experience in cellular and molecular biological techniques, confocal microscopy, mouse genetics, and/or transcriptional profiling.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A successful publication record.
  • A high level of motivation, strong work ethic, and the ability to work independently.

Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a bibliography, a statement of research interests, and two letters of reference to:

Matthew Kelley, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Cochlear Development
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.

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