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Phenotypic & Molecular Characterization of Neurotrophin & Trk Receptor Mutant Mouse Models

National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD

Position Description:

The candidate should have a background in neurobiology and/or physiology and basic expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, immunohistochemistry, biochemistry and imaging.  Candidates with expertise in electrophysiology are also encouraged to apply. Our group study the biology of neurotrophin and Trk receptors function by using both in vitro and in vivo approaches. The current research emphasis is on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying Trk receptors physiological functions. In addition, we are attempting to identify new signaling pathways activated by truncated Trk receptors.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. or equivalent degree. We are looking for a candidate with strong interest in all aspects of cell signaling and exceptional motivation for academic research. Outstanding applicants with less than 1 year, but not more than two years postdoctoral experience will be considered for this position. Good oral and written communication skills are required.

To Apply:

Applications, sent by e-mail to, should consist of a cover letter describing research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and contact information for three references (including the current supervisor).
Please visit Dr. Tessarollo’s webpage for further information:
This position is subject to a background investigation.  The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.