Postdoctoral research positions are available in the Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of California at Davis, to study the mechanism and prevention of common and severe structural birth defects, mainly orofacial clefts and neural tube defects in genetically modified mutant mouse models. We currently focus on Wnt signaling and chromatin modification. The institute has excellent research environment and provides strong research supports with internal postdoctoral fellowship opportunities for recent PhDs. Salary with fringe benefits will be commensurate to the latest NIH scale. Self-motivated candidates who have PhD or equivalent degrees with demonstrated publication and related research experience, such as embryo manipulation, in situ hybridization, real-time PCR, immunoblot, chromatin immunoprecipitation, promoter luciferase assay, live imaging, cell sorting, transgenic/gene-targeting experiments, genomic sequencing, and/or epigenetic approaches are particularly welcome to apply. Applicants may email their CVs (including research experience) and contact information of three references to Chengji Zhou, PhD, Associate Professor (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be reviewed immediately and accepted until filled.