Postdoctoral position: Transgenic analysis of translational control during embryonic development

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Bethesda, MD

Posted 5/16/2023

The Dever and Burgess laboratories at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development are jointly recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to study the regulation of translation during development in zebrafish.

This is a collaborative project that will examine how translation start site selection is regulated during embryonic development, using in vivo imaging in zebrafish. The project will use novel transgene reporters to assess spatiotemporal changes in translation stringency during normal development and consequences of misregulation in models of human disease. As such, this is an unusual opportunity to gain expertise in a range of techniques, including zebrafish genetics, biochemistry, and cell biology. For more information about the labs, please refer to:

Candidates should have a background using confocal microscopy to image cellular fluorescence. Other relevant expertise includes developmental biology, molecular genetics, and work with zebrafish. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and less than 4 years of post-doctoral experience, and be highly motivated, with strong publication record.

To Apply:
Applicants should send a brief description of research accomplishments and interests, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Dever ([email protected]) or Dr. Burgess ([email protected]). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Last Updated 05/16/2023