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Developmental Craniofacial Biology and Genetics

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

Position Description:

The laboratory of Dr. Rena D’Souza, in the Section on Molecules & Therapies for Craniofacial & Dental Disorders (SMTCDD), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is searching for a highly-motivated individual for a postdoctoral position to work on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. This individual will work on a project that evaluates signaling pathways in craniofacial development through the use of molecular, cellular and genetic approaches.  

The successful candidate will be well-rounded and closely oriented to the translational and clinical applications of basic research in craniofacial biology and genetics and be familiar with small and large animal model approaches.  He/she must be an independent thinker, have a strong publication record and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

This position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience with cutting edge technologies in a highly interactive laboratory setting as well as to gain the skills needed for an independent research career.


  • Interested candidates must have a PhD and/or MD and/or DDS  degrees. Applicants processing both a strong biological research and developmental biology background and some experience with NGS data analysis (e.g., RNA-seq, ChIP-seq) are encouraged to apply.
  • Competence in planning and multitasking, and excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Both written and oral communication are required, as is the ability to work independently and in collaboration. 

To Apply: 

Interested applicants should send applications to Nancy Richman at  Successful applicants will be required to submit: (1) a curriculum vitae (CV), (2) a bibliography, (3) a cover letter with a description of his/her research experience and interests, and (4) a list of at least three references that includes their mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address.


This post will be available until July 23, 2021 or until filled.

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