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Developmental Genetics of Gametogenesis, Fertilization and Early Embryogenesis

National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:
A postdoctoral fellow is sought to investigate molecular mechanisms used by germ cell-specific factors to promote spermiogenesis in males and folliculogenesis in females to ensure fertilization and sustain pre-implantation development. These studies are carried out in mice and involve a wide range of molecular, cellular, and genetic experimental approaches including high resolution live-imaging, gene editing and mouse transgenesis. For more information see

A strong background in molecular biology and a keen interest in cell/developmental biology are required. Ideal candidates will be trained in current DNA/RNA methodologies and have less than 5 years' of postdoctoral experience.

To Apply:
Please e-mail a current curriculum vitae and bibliography; a statement of research interests and long-term career goals; and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to

Dr. Jurrien Dean
Chief, Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology, NIDDK
National Institutes of Health
Building 50, Room 3134
50 South Drive MSC 8028
Bethesda, MD 20892-8028

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