3 Post-doctoral Research Positions
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Three postdoctoral research positions are available in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The positions are for three separate teams that work in collaboration in a large open space dedicated to inner ear research and hold shared lab meetings and journal clubs on a weekly basis. The laboratories are equipped with state of the art molecular and imaging equipment and their projects range from human genetics, to developmental and functional biology using mice, zebrafish and Drosophila.
The candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant research field which was obtained within the last 2-3 years. Appointments and salaries depend on research experience and are in accordance to the University guidelines.
Position 1 - for a post-doctoral fellowship focused on deciphering the cell type-specific molecular basis of noise induced hearing loss. Experience in neuroscience, ABR, DPOAE, and adult cochlear histology is strongly encouraged. However strong applicants with a background in cell biology, biochemistry or neuroscience will also be considered favorably. Applicants should submit a C.V., along with a brief description of their research interests and career goals to Ronna Hertzano, MD, PhD at rhertzano@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Positions 2 and 3 – The goal of the research is to identify disease causing genes for inherited hearing loss and develop orthologue mouse models and zebrafish mutants to completely understand its function in inner ear. We are looking for candidates with a strong background in genetics, molecular and cell biology. Experience in mouse inner ear evaluation including in situ, immunohistochemistry on whole mounts and frozen sections of inner ear, confocal microscopy, auditory and vestibular electrophysiology is desirable but not required. For consideration, please send CV, to Saima Riazuddin, PhD, MPH, MBA at sriazuddin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx