A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available as early as April 1st in the laboratory of Katherine Fantauzzo in the Department of Craniofacial Biology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to study the in vivo dynamics of PDGFR dimer-specific formation and the resulting effects on gene expression and cell activity during mouse craniofacial development. This project will utilize an array of complementary approaches such as bimolecular fluorescence complementation, mass spectrometry and conditional mutagenesis in the mouse embryo, with the ultimate goal of providing therapeutic directions aimed at the treatment of human birth defects such as cleft lip and palate. We are seeking highly motivated, creative and interactive applicants with the ability to work independently. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong background in biochemistry and/or mouse developmental biology who published a first-author paper as a result of their Ph.D. work. More information about our group and research interests can be found on our laboratory website (http://www.fantauzzolab.org). Interested candidates should apply through the CU careers website (https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=12799&lang=en) with a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references.