Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics (LMG) at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Research in the LMG is aimed towards discovering the genetic causes for hearing loss in humans and understanding the underlying causes that lead to this multifaceted disorder.
The postdoctoral fellow(s) will study molecular mechanisms of normal and disordered hearing and balance in animal and tissue culture models of human hearing loss. The specific project may include the development of animal models. Highly motivated scientists with strong experimental backgrounds that include molecular biology/genetics, animal handling and dissections, cell biology, and/or imaging are preferred.
The postdoctoral fellow(s) will benefit from a highly collaborative, resource-rich environment at the NIDCD and across NIH’s Intramural Research Program to perform interdisciplinary and collaborative research from bench to bedside. Our laboratory is located in the newly constructed, multi-disciplinary Porter Neuroscience Research Center with, access to state-of-the-art imaging, proteomics, and genomics and computational biology core facilities.
NIH intramural research fellows have an opportunity to apply for K99/R00 awards to expedite their transition and fund independent research positions in the extramural community.
Enthusiastic, creative applicants should send a CV, a short cover letter describing their research experience and interests, and the names and addresses of three references to Thomas B. Friedman, Ph.D., Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics.
The successful candidate(s) will be in the process of completing a graduate degree or have less than 2 years of postdoctoral training. Appointments and salary are commensurate with research experience and based on NIH guidelines. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
HHS, NIH, and NIDCD are Equal Opportunity Employers. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.