A full-time NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Katherine Fantauzzo in the Department of Craniofacial Biology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to study the dynamics of PDGFR dimer formation and identify PDGFR dimer-specific interacting proteins in the craniofacial mesenchyme, with the ultimate goal of providing therapeutic directions aimed at the treatment of human birth defects such as cleft lip and palate. This project will utilize an array of complementary approaches such as fluorescence microscopy of whole embryos and cultured cells, conditional mutagenesis in the mouse embryo and immunoprecipitation followed by mass spectrometry. 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=15926&lang=en) with a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references.