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Regulation of Skeletal Growth

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

Position Description:

Postdoctoral/Visiting fellow position is available in the lab of Dr. Jeffrey Baron in the Section on Growth and Development (SGD) at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda MD. The overall research goal of the Baron lab is:

  • To understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing endochondral bone formation at the growth plate cartilage, use the knowledge to;
  • Gain insights into the many human genetics disorders that cause skeletal growth failure or overgrowth, and to;
  • Develop novel therapeutics for childhood growth disorders. For more information about the scientific questions we explore, ongoing projects, our team and publications, please visit the lab website: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/research/atNICHD/Investigators/baron

The laboratory is located on the NIH main campus and is part of the NIH Intramural Research Program which is the largest biomedical research institution and includes approximately 1,200 Principal Investigators and more than 4,000 Postdoctoral Fellows. As a result, NIH postdocs have access to first-class research facilities and outstanding educational opportunities.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. and/or M.D. with a background in molecular, cell, or developmental biology or related discipline

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, and contact information for 3 letters of reference to Dr. Jeff Baron (jeffrey.baron@nih.gov).

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.