Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Developmental Neurobiology / Hearing Research

Location
Chicago, Illinois
Salary
To be discussed during interview
Posted
March 05 2018
Discipline
Health Sciences
Position Type
Contract
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

JOB DESCRIPTION

To investigate the development of cochlear outer vs inner hair cells using mouse reverse genetics, transcriptomics, organotypic cultures and viral vectors. The aim is to elucidate how outer and inner hair cells form during development, how they arose during evolution, and eventually how to generate them therapeutically to reverse hearing loss. Much of the focus will be on newly identified transcription factors and other regulators of hair cell development. These projects constitute an upcoming and expanding field of research with ample possibilities for high impact publications and for the establishment of an independent research career by the candidate.

The positions will be supported by R01 DC015903 titled “Outer and Inner Hair Cell Development”

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

One or more of the following: familiarity with cochlear anatomy and function, experience with developmental biology, cell differentiation and gene regulation, RNAseq/ChIPseq/ATACseq/bioinformatics, gene targeting in mice and/or viral vectors, 

ABOUT THE EMPLOYER

Our lab (http://anoverosduggan.northwestern.edu/) is part of prominent groups of neuroscience and hearing research: Northwestern University's Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN; http://www.nuin.northwestern.edu/) and the Knowles Hearing Center (http://knowleshearingcenter.northwestern.edu/).

Please send CV to Jaime García-Añoveros at anoveros@northwestern.edu.