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Developmental Biology, Molecular Genetics, Genomics, Evolution

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

Position Description:

We are looking for a stellar postdoctoral fellow to explore the role of zinc finger genes in mammalian development and evolution. One specific areas of interest is to explore how zinc finger proteins shape meiotic recombination patterns in mice and humans. The work will be carried out within the Section on Mammalian Development and Evolution (headed by Dr. Todd Macfarlan) within the Division of Developmental Biology.


Candidates should have PhD in Molecular Biology/Developmental Biology or similar; Candidates should be familiar with Next Generation Sequencing applications and data analysis; Computer programming skills a plus (Python, R etc.).

To Apply:

Please send a CV (with 3 references that can be contacted) and coverletter detailing why you would like to be considered for a position to Dr. Todd Macfarlan at

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