Staff Scientist Position: Neural Developmental Dynamics at NICHD
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
|Primary Category:||Neural Developmental Dynamics|
|Type of Position:||Staff Scientist|
Description & Details:
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is seeking to recruit an outstanding Staff Scientist to join the Section on Neural Developmental Dynamics. The ideal candidate should have a strong track record of achievements in using zebrafish as a model system in development, confocal microscopy and image analysis, and/or the development of computational models of development.
The candidate will be expected to analyze the dynamics of cell shape and movement of primordium cells and develop computational models that help understand how gene regulatory networks, signaling and mechanics contribute to the emergence of pattern, form, and cell behavior in the migrating lateral line primordium. Applicants will be expected to supervise postbaccalaureate fellows and will have the opportunity to develop original research projects.
The mission of the Section on Neural Developmental Dynamics is to investigate how the dynamic behavior of cells and their interactions with their environment determine the self-organization of cell communities in the nervous system of the zebrafish embryo. Recent and ongoing work centers on using a combination of cellular, molecular, genetic, biomechanical, live imaging and computational approaches to understand the development of the posterior lateral line primordium. This includes the use state-of-the-art microscopy, image processing and the development of multi-scale computational models to understand the self-organization of cell-fate, morphogenesis and migration of the lateral line primordium. Special emphasis in our work is on analysis of high resolution 4D timelapse data of primordium migration and the development of multiscale models of multicellular morphogenesis, development, and behavior.
Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae, complete bibliography, a brief description of future research interests, copies of their 3 most important publications with a description of their contribution to each paper and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to:
Dr. Ajay Chitnis,