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Molecular Regulation of Uterine Function

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is open (with an initial two-year duration) in the laboratory of Dr. Francesco DeMayo, Chief and Senior Investigator in the Reproduction and Developmental Biology Laboratory, National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. The DeMayo laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms that control uterine function, focusing on the genomic and epigenomic actions that are influenced by hormonal and environmental insults. The research team utilizes cutting-edge techniques to gather high-content multiomic data from a diverse range of sources, such as patient specimens, cell/organoid culture systems, and genetically engineered mouse models. We then leverage advanced bioinformatic tools to analyze this data and gain a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms that govern both physiological and pathological conditions, including infertility, endometriosis, pregnancy complications, and endometrial cancer. Lab alumni have gone on to achieve success in both academia and industry. More information about the laboratory’s research and publications can be found at
NIEHS is located in one of the biggest clusters of biomedical institutions in the US and is close to three outstanding universities: Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University. The institute offers great opportunities for training and research with the support of many core facilities, including a Genomic and Epigenomic, Gene Editing and Mouse Models, Light Microscopy, Mass Spectroscopy, Viral Vector, Cell Sorting and Bioinformatic Cores. Our Institute is home to more than 50 research groups focusing on diverse aspects of environmental science, including reproduction. The scientists who work at NIEHS are highly interactive and our group engages in interdisciplinary research. NIEHS trains over 200 fellows and postdoctoral scientists on-site annually. Our fellows enjoy an extensive training and support infrastructure with numerous career development opportunities and broad access to the resources of NIH.
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The position is open to individuals with a doctoral degree and less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant will be expected to lead their own projects as well as to contribute to collaborative research efforts in the laboratory and to have a strong publication record, including first author papers in peer reviewed journals. Experience working with animal models, standard cell and molecular biology techniques is required. Experience with viral vectors, advanced microscopy and imaging techniques, and bioinformatic analysis is strongly preferred, but not required.

To Apply:

Please email (use the subject: Postdoc Application - "YourLastName") and send a single PDF file containing: a statement of research interests (describe your motivation for pursuing postdoctoral training, why you are interested in our lab, how your background fits our research, and what type of projects you would like to work on), your CV, and names of three references with email addresses and phone numbers.

This position is subject to a background investigation.
Individuals from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The NIH is dedicated to building a community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.