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Genetics and Genomics of Gonad Development in Drosophila

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

Position Description:

We deploy a variety of methods in a collaborative effort to understand the flow of genetic information underlying phenotypic differences between the sexes.  Our current focus is gonad development, centered on the ovo, Sex-lethal, and doublesex loci. The successful applicant will be an expert on some aspect of our approach and like to work in small flexible teams on large data sets. You can get a flavor for our work from our publications:


A Ph.D. degree in genetics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, computer science, math, or other scientific area is required.  Applicants should have no more than five years of postdoctoral experience, although exceptional candidates with more experience will be considered.  Working knowledge of Drosophila, sex determination and differentiation, genomics, statistics, or programming is highly desirable.  

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter outlining why you are interested in joining our group, curriculum vitae, and a list of publications to Brian Oliver (  Also, arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same address.


This post will be available until September 5, 2020 or until filled.

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