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A postdoctoral research position is available at the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our laboratory is located in multi-disciplinary Neuroscience Research Center on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

Our group utilizes the zebrafish model system to study hair cells, the sensory receptors for hearing and balance. Specifically, we use this in vivo model to understand the functional and developmental processes that regulate hair-cell synaptic transmission. We utilize optical indicators to examine hair-cell function and CRISPR technology understand genes required for proper synapse formation and function.

NIH intramural postdoctoral fellows have an opportunity to apply for K99/R00 awards to expedite their transition and fund independent research positions in the extramural community.

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Skills and Qualifications:

We are seeking a motivated scientist with:

  • PhD and/or M.D in Neuroscience or related discipline
  • Preferred expertise electrophysiology, programing or advanced microscopy.


How to Apply:

If interested, please submit a C.V., bibliography, a brief description of research interests and career goals, and three references to:


Katie Kindt, Ph.D.

Porter Neuroscience Research Center

Building 35A Room 1D-933

35A Convent Drive 1D-933

Bethesda MD 20892


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Appointments and salary are commensurate with research experience and based on NIH guidelines.


HHS, NIH, and NIDCD are Equal Opportunity Employers. NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

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