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Long Noncoding RNAs and Development

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available to study the regulated expression and the functional role of the H19 lncRNA in mouse development in the laboratory of Dr. Karl Pfeifer in the NICHD Division of Developmental Biology in Bethesda, Maryland.  The Pfeifer lab uses a variety of molecular, cellular, genetic, transgenic, and genomic approaches to study the role of H19 lncRNA.  Especially we are interested in understanding molecular and biochemical functions for the lncRNA and the role for genetic interactions between H19 and Igf2 genes in establishing normal development.  For an example of our recent work, please see:

The scientific environment, resources, and stipend support for this position are superb.  For additional information on the Division of Developmental Biology, see


Interested applicants should have a PhD, MD, or DVM and less than 3 years postdoctoral experience.

To Apply:

Please send a curriculum vitai, bibliography, cover letter with a brief description of your research interests, and the names of 3 refences via email to

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