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The Jackson Laboratory Postdoctoral Associate Recruitment


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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

Description:
The Tarchini Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to investigate cell polarity and morphogenesis in the inner ear. Our projects exploit mouse genetics, somatic gene transfer and organotypic culture to study the molecular mechanisms that polarize sensory hair cells during development. We are especially interested in dissecting how G protein signaling controls and coordinates two features essential for hearing and balance ability: 1) the striking alignment of hair cells along the epithelial plane (planar polarity), and 2) the staircase-like architecture of the motion-sensor compartment of hair cells, the stereocilia bundle.

The Jackson Laboratory (www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research (e.g. The Nathan Shock Aging Center and Center for Novel Alzheimer?s Disease Models), unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration, and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.

Required qualifications include a recently obtained PhD or MD in Developmental or Cell Biology, Neuroscience or a related field, and a genuine commitment to solving biological problems. Expertise with inner ear Biology, mouse genetics and fine dissection is desired but not required. Ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project is essential, as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preference will be given to self-motivated and career oriented individuals.

To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, research interests, and career goals, (2) a current CV, and (3) the contact information of three references, as one PDF file. Apply online at www.jax.org/careers/postdoc. Select link for Bar Harbor position #6256.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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Jackson Laboratory (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biology
Computational Sciences
Genetics & Genomics
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Neuroscience
Physiology

Keywords:
Aging, Chronic Disease & Health
Cancer
Computational Biology
Computational Genomics
Developmental Biology
Immunology
Neurobiology
Neuroscience
Reproductive Biology

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)


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