Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Organization: Barske Lab
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Date Posted: 06/30/2022
City: Cincinnati
State: Ohio
Primary Category: Research
Type of Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

Description & Details:

Postdoctoral research fellow in zebrafish skeletal development at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital : 

An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Barske lab in the Divisions of Human Genetics and Developmental Biology. The project investigates molecular mechanisms controlling growth plate patterning in the developing zebrafish skeleton. Techniques will include zebrafish transgenesis and lineage-tracing, confocal imaging of cleared specimens, and analysis of enhancer candidates. We are seeking a motivated and productive individual who has experience working with zebrafish models as well as in developmental biology, molecular biology, and genomics. Please visit the Barske Lab website for additional information on our other current research projects and our team.


  1. Design, execute, and record laboratory experiments; apply standard scientific protocols to experiments, research, and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques.
  2. Draft, write, and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles, and abstracts.
  3. Design and perform experiments and record data according to research protocol. Independently reproduce, evaluate, research, and improve techniques currently used. Adapt new methods to existing procedures and modify current experiments through scientific knowledge and intuition. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all laboratory work and experiments.
  4. Develop, set-up, and verify new procedures in the laboratory. Standardize and establish new published procedures; evaluate innovative techniques. Develop new assays and new protocols; design formats.
  5. Discuss relevant insights about experimental results with Faculty and provide useful recommendations and analysis.
  6. Maintain an integral role in the laboratory's meetings, presentations, and publications. Present information on research and laboratory work to others at laboratory meetings, journal clubs, and seminars.
  7. Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with laboratory equipment. Maintain and repair equipment; monitor proper use by personnel.
  8. Maintain optimal protocol and assay accuracy by conducting regular quality and reproducibility checks.
  9. Assist in preparing, writing, and maintaining fiscal budget. Monitor expenditures and prepare capital expenditure requests; track funding, maintain accurate balance, and resolve any discrepancies.
  10. Follow policies and procedures governing the handling of confidential information as defined by Cincinnati Children's mission and applicable laws and regulations. Ensure timeliness, accuracy, availability, and security of information.
  11. Perform routine procedures, including the collection and analysis of research data, which may affect decisions regarding future patient care.
  12. Provide services in a manner to be regularly and conveniently available to meet the needs of Cincinnati Children's research initiatives as determined by department management and Cincinnati Children's governing body.
  13. Maintain currency in field through continuing education, literature and seminars. Implement this knowledge into the Department.
  14. Recommend approaches for improvement activities, recommend and perform new processes, collect and measure data, develop processes based on performance, and communicate results.
  15. Ensure that work areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment. Manage attendance at required Cincinnati Children's training sessions, including radiation safety, laboratory safety, bloodborne pathogens, and OSHA. Comply with Infection Control policies and procedures.
  16. Participate in establishing job requirements and goals; perform duties at the desired level of competency.
  17. Understand, adhere to, and model Core Standards as defined organizationally and specifically within the department/unit.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.


Required: A PhD, MD or equivalent doctoral degree.

Preferred: A recent PhD with experience in zebrafish research and knowledge of/experience in developmental biology, molecular biology and/or genetics is preferred.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a CV, letter, and contact information for two references to Dr. Lindsey Barske at and/or directly apply through the link listed above.


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