NIH-funded postdoctoral research positions are immediately available in the Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California at Davis, to study the mechanism and prevention of several 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 additional 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, wholemount in situ hybridization, real-time PCR, immunoblot, chromatin immunoprecipitation, promoter luciferase assay, live imaging, cell sorting, transgenic/gene-targeting experiments, RNA-seq/ChIP-seq analyses, and related genomic/epigenetic approaches are particularly welcome to apply. Applicants may email their CVs (including research experience and technical expertise) and contact information of three references to Chengji Zhou, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be reviewed immediately until filled or up to December 31, 2017.