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The new McMenamin Lab at Boston College is offering one or more fully funded postdoctoral positions in the field of developmental biology.


Institutional Environment:

Founded in 1863, Boston College is an R1 university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.


Laboratory Environment:

The McMenamin lab uses highly interdisciplinary approaches answer fundamental questions about skull morphogenesis, the molecular and endocrine regulation of developmental coordination, and the evolution of life history variation in vertebrates. Our lab uses the zebrafish model to specifically study the impacts of thyroid hormone on post-embryonic morphogenesis of the craniofacial skeleton. Over the next year, our NIH-funded lab will grow to 4-5 graduate students, technicians and postdocs and 3-7 undergraduates. Please see for more information about the lab.


Primary responsibilities: 

  Working closely with the PI to develop and execute a research program consistent with the mission and expertise of the lab

  Training and supervising junior members of the lab, including undergraduates

  Writing and submitting papers, presenting research at professional meetings and applying for external funding

  Assisting in the upkeep of our zebrafish colony


An ideal candidate has:

  PhD in a relevant field (e.g. molecular biology; developmental biology; genetics; bioinformatics)

  Demonstrated research productivity

  Excellent communication and writing skills 

  Ability to work effectively in a variety of fast-paced settings and with diverse groups of colleagues



  Experience in microscopy, molecular developmental biology, transgenesis and CRISPR and/or craniofacial skeletogenesis 



This is a full time position, salary will be commensurate with experience and based on NIH pay scale. Initially a 6 month appointment, to be renewed as appropriate.



Please submit a (1) cover letter with at least 3 references, (2) CV, (3) a succinct description of research interests and accomplishments to Review of applications will begin immediately and the position is open until filled. Start date flexible.


Women, minorities, veterans, LGBTQ and disabled individuals are particularly encouraged to apply.


Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.



Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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