The Tarchini Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to investigate cell polarity and morphogenesis in the inner ear. Our projects exploit mouse genetics, somatic gene transfer and organotypic culture to study the molecular mechanisms that polarize sensory hair cells during development (http://tarchini-lab.org). We are especially interested in dissecting how G protein signaling controls and coordinates two features essential for hearing and balance ability: 1) the striking alignment of hair cells along the epithelial plane (planar polarity), and 2) the staircase-like architecture of the motion-sensor compartment of hair cells, the stereocilia bundle.
The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment, and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park.
Required qualifications include a recently obtained PhD in Developmental or Cell Biology, Neuroscience or a related field. Expertise with inner ear Biology, mouse genetics and dissection is desired but not required.
To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing past research accomplishments and research interests, (2) a current CV, and (3) the contact information of three references, as one PDF file. Send application to: firstname.lastname@example.org.