#6256 - Postdoctoral Associate – Cell Polarity and Development of the Inner Ear

Organization
The Jackson Laboratory
Job Location
600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Salary
50,000 - 70,000
Benefits

Comprehensive benefit package.

Job 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 (http://tarchini-lab.org). 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.

Requirements

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.

How to Apply

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 http://www.jax.org/careers/postdoc.html. Select link for Bar Harbor position #6256.

About Our Organization

The Jackson Laboratory (http://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.

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