A postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately in the Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch at the National Eye Institute, to investigate the molecular and epigenetic regulatory networks that control cell fate decisions during eye development and identify mechanisms by which their dysregulation contributes to ocular disorders. We are seeking a highly motivated recent M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. graduate with less than 5 years of experience who has experience in one or more of the following areas- stem cell research, developmental biology, genetics or epigenetics, and familiarity with bioinformatics tools to analyze next-generation sequencing data. The selected candidate will work in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Hufnagel located at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, USA , and will employ directed differentiation of pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and patient-derived iPSCs, high throughput genomic and chromatin assays, and next-generation sequencing technology in a dynamic research environment with extensive infrastructural and core facility support.

U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. The annual stipend will be commensurate with experience and training. To apply, interested individuals must send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to: robert.hufnagel@nih.gov

Robert Hufnagel, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Medical Genetics and Ophthalmic Genomics Unit
Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch
National Eye Institute
The National Institutes of Health
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Last updated: May 28, 2021