Job Title: Post-doctoral fellow. Position is currently recruiting. Minimum of 2-year commitment is required.
The fellow will join a collaborative group of scientists who study the basic and translational biology of facial morphogenesis, cranial neural crest specification and development. In this instance, the fellow’s work will have a direct bearing on discovery of drugs to mitigate malformation phenotypes and functional genomics of human candidate genes implicated in orofacial clefts. We are also inherently interested in the basic biology of neural crest cell specification, migration, differentiation and potential for regeneration. We integrate the approaches of classical developmental and modern stem cell biology and use these to explore human tissue regeneration and disease. Specific experience and expertise in mouse models, mouse genetics is strongly desired. We apply the latest technology in zebrafish genetics with routine use of CRISPR, iPS, cell transplants, FACS, live confocal labeling and imaging, transgenics, chemical screening, and many other experimental approaches. Our laboratory has a dedicated zebrafish facility outfitted with the latest imaging, injection and cell manipulation instruments. Researchers work in open format laboratory space that foster interactions with other stellar researchers working in the Center, with ample opportunities to participate in scientific seminars and professional development.
Please email your CV, statement of interest and career goals, and names and contact information of at least three references to Eric Liao.
Employing Department and Institution: Center for Regenerative Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.