A post-doctoral position is available at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado in the lab of David Clouthier, Ph.D. to study molecular mechanisms regulating facial morphogenesis, including the role of transcription factors and non-coding RNAs. We utilize both mouse and zebrafish models to investigate the regulatory landscape that drives early patterning of the craniofacial skeleton. In addition, a systems biology approach is being taken to model early gene expression within the developing pharyngeal arches in an attempt to create an in silico developmental program. Finally, new mutant mouse models being developed by KOMP2 are being screened in order to find novel genes regulating craniofacial and cardiovascular development.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D and a strong background in developmental biology. Experience with mouse genetics and/or zebrafish embryology is a plus. Salary support will be based on the current NIH pay scale. In addition, individuals will be encouraged and supported to submit fellowship applications as part of an overall mentoring program. Please send a cover letter with your research interests and past research experience, CV and contact information for three references to Dr. David Clouthier (firstname.lastname@example.org).