Postdoctoral Research Fellow- Developmental Gene Regulation of Wnt Signaling

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
Salary commensurate with experience at NIH scale, plus employee benefits
August 30 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

A postdoctoral position in developmental gene regulation is available immediately in Dr. Amanda Zacharias’s Lab. We seek to understand how Wnt signaling activates distinct targets in different developmental contexts by studying how enhancers integrate multiple quantitative inputs to activate gene expression. We use an innovative time-lapse imaging approach to measure expression of a gene or cis-regulatory element in all cells of a live C. elegans embryo throughout development and plan to extend our studies to mammalian embryonic stem cells.


Requirements: Interested candidates must have a PhD and a strong record of accomplishment and experience in developmental biology, model organism genetics or computational modeling. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in English, at least one first author publication in a reputable international journal from their PhD work, be collegial and highly motivated.

Please submit your application to Dr. Zacharias with the following information: cover letter, CV and contact details for 3 referees.

Contact: Amanda Zacharias, PhD         E-mail Address:

Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members. Here, researchers work collaboratively across specialties and divisions to address some of the biggest challenges we face today in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our team of faculty, postdocs and support staff to explore the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant breakthroughs. We are driven by our mission to improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.

Post-doctoral Research Fellows at Cincinnati Children’s are valued for their unique interests and strengths, and are supported by our institution’s strong programming for post-docs through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development. Cincinnati Children’s is a respected part of the broader, and very vibrant, Cincinnati community. With a thriving arts scene, numerous festivals celebrating music and food, a passionate fan following for our college and professional sports teams, and a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities, our region is truly a great place to work and live.

For further information about working at CCHMC, please contact the Postdoc recruiter: Uma Sivaprasad, Ph.D. –

To apply online go to: and search for job (requisition) number 100947.

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