Department of Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine [Open]
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow/Associate
DEADLINE: MAY 30, 2022
The Department of Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine seeks a
Postdoctoral Fellow/Postdoctoral Associate in the Laboratory of Dr. Engin Deniz to
analyze novel developmental mechanisms underlying human birth defects, with a
particular interest in congenital hydrocephalus. Our work is highly translational, and
projects in the lab stem from the reported genes identified in patients with congenital
hydrocephalus. We use modern gene-editing tools in Xenopus to phenocopy patient
phenotype, then expand our analyses to evaluate the cell and molecular mechanisms linked
to these novel hydrocephalus genes.
The postdoc will have access to an advanced imaging core, emerging genetic,
biochemical, and cell culture technologies, human clinical samples, an extensive Xenopus
facility, and a vibrant, supportive community of graduate students, MD/Ph.D. students,
postdocs, clinicians, and undergraduates. Qualified candidates will have significant
experience in molecular, cellular, or developmental biology and a strong interest in
developmental biology, embryonic patterning, and congenital malformations.
Interested persons should send a CV, a brief statement of research interests, and 2-
3 letters of recommendation to Engin Deniz, MD, exclusively at the following address:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Palmieri, Department of Pediatrics, 333 Cedar Street, PO
Box 208064, New Haven, CT 06520-8064. The deadline is May 30, 2022.