Postdoctoral Positions: National Institute of Childhood Health and Human Development

Organization: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Date Posted: 07/19/2021
City: Bethesda
State: Maryland
Primary Category: Research
Type of Position: Postdoctoral Position

Description & Details:

The Unit on Developmental Signaling (UDS) seeks candidates for fully funded postdoctoral positions at the world-class NIH campus near Washington, D.C. Postdocs will investigate fundamental developmental biology questions using cutting-edge molecular optogenetics and quantitative imaging approaches.

The UDS opened July 2021 at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Childhood Health and Human Development (NICHD). We seek to understand how embryos reliably create the diverse patterns of gene expression needed to generate healthy adults. We use zebrafish embryos as a vertebrate research model to study in vivo how signaling molecules move through embryonic tissues, how cells respond to signaling levels and dynamics, and how signaling from multiple pathways is simultaneously interpreted. Toward this goal, we develop molecular optogenetics tools that allow us to manipulate biological processes, including signaling, using light. We apply these tools to the microscopy-friendly zebrafish embryo to investigate fundamental principles guiding embryogenesis. For more information see

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Take advantage of the resources and expertise available at the world’s largest biomedical research institution! Candidates with backgrounds in developmental biology, quantitative imaging, and molecular biology are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

 Please send your CV, contact info for 2-3 references, and a cover letter describing your expertise and interest in the UDS to


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