Post-Doctoral Position on Functional Genomics of Hearing Loss University of Maryland School of Medicine
A postdoctoral position (full time) is available immediately in the laboratory of Ronna Hertzano MD PhD in the department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Our mission: Our laboratory takes a cell type-specific approach to unravel the transcriptional and signaling cascades leading to congenital and acquired hearing loss. Our team uses a combination of functional genomics, genetics and functional neurophysiological approaches. The research involves state-of-the art biochemical and molecular biology techniques in cell lines, mouse and zebrafish models. Our most recent work was published in Nature Communications PMID 26469318.
Environment: The Hertzano laboratory in the University of Maryland Biopark is adjacent to two additional laboratories that focus on molecular inner ear research creating an exciting collaborative atmosphere. The teams consist of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents and surgeons working together on basic science and translational research.
The position will allow gaining in-depth expertise in gene functional analyses of auditory and vestibular dysfunction in mouse and zebrafish models. This position requires a highly self-motived Ph.D. graduate with good oral and written communications skills. Applicants should have the ability to work both independently and as a team player. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in molecular biology, tissue culture and with some experience working with animal models, ideally in neuroscience. Qualified applicants are encouraged to email a cover letter with a brief description of research experience, interests and career goals (1 page), a CV, and contact information for three references addressed to Dr. Ronna Hertzano: email@example.com