A funded postdoctoral position is available in the Developmental Genomics Section of the National Human Genome Research Institute. The Section is run by Dr. Shawn Burgess and the focus of the lab is on the genetics and functional genomics of tissue regeneration and wound healing with an emphasis on hearing regeneration in zebrafish. We are interested in studying the differences between aquatic vertebrates and mammals in their ability to fully regenerate after injury. There are multiple projects available to pursue involving genetic analysis with high-throughput mutagenesis approaches, computational analysis of genomic data at multiple levels of genome organization, and cross-species genome assembly and analysis. Most experiments involve aquatic vertebrates, but mammalian and invertebrate projects will also be considered within the context of regeneration.
Candidates should have or be very close to obtaining a Ph.D. Ph.D must be earned less than 5 years ago. There are no specific requirements for prior training, but the individual should be interested in areas related to genomics, genetics, computational biology, and the use of zebrafish as a model organism. The NIH is an equal opportunity employer. International applicants are welcome.
Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of interest and names of three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About National Human Genome Research Institute
Dr. Burgess received his Ph.D. in genetics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Burgess is currently a Senior Investigator in the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH. He has over 20 years of experience using zebrafish genetics and genomics to study aspects of development, disease, and regeneration.