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Basic Function and Responsibility:
The laboratories of Professors Donna Martin and Yehoash Raphael are recruiting postdoctoral research fellows interested in studying the underlying molecular, genetic, and epigenetic mechanisms of mammalian inner ear and brain development and function.  The University of Michigan is a vibrant college town with a world-class research community.  Our highly collaborative group explores developmental mechanisms in Genetic forms of deafness and vestibular disorders, including Connexin26 and CHARGE syndrome as well as prevention and restoration related to environmental inner ear lesions.  Projects involve genomic and molecular analysis of developing and mature inner ear and brain tissues in the mouse and functional studies of mature animals.   The goals of our research are to define roles for the transcription factor ATOH1 and the chromodomain protein CHD7 (mutated in CHARGE) in cellular proliferation, differentiation, and fate, and to explore contributions of Connexin26 to hearing and balance. Next-generation sequencing approaches to explore gene expression and regulation are also used in the lab.
To study structure and function of developing and mature inner ear mouse tissues using mouse genetics, expression analysis, histological and surgical approaches, and physiological assays.

Required Qualifications*

  • MD and/or PhD in genetics, molecular biology, neuroscience or a related biomedical science field
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively
  • Desire to develop and/or adapt novel approaches
  • Advanced data management and programming skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Strong background in mouse genetics
  • Familiarity with University research administration, policies and procedures
  • Evidence of qualifications is provided through performance reviews, personal interview and/or reference checks

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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