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Postdoctoral Fellows – Developmental Neurobiology

Posted by , on 14 November 2018

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

We are recruiting motivated and talented postdoctoral fellows to fill NIH-funded research positions in the Deans laboratory at the University of Utah.  Our lab focuses on the contribution of Planar Cell Polarity (PCP) signaling towards multiple aspects of Inner Ear development in the mouse.  We apply basic developmental biology, mouse genetics, and biochemical approaches to uncover key aspects of sensory hair cell differentiation and innervation.  One of the following research projects could be yours: (i) transcriptional regulation of hair cell development and polarization, (ii) PCP signaling and axon guidance during cochlear innervation, or (iii) mechanisms of tissue patterning that guide planar polarity.


We are located in a highly dynamic research environment hosted by the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy and share close ties with the Division of Otolaryngology.  In addition, Utah provides unparalleled lifestyle and outdoor recreation opportunities for a superior work/life balance.  Candidates should carry a PhD in the areas of developmental biology or neurobiology.  Emphasis will be given to candidates with expertise in nervous system development though researchers using other developmental systems are encouraged to apply.  Initial terms of appointment are for one year, with the expectation of renewal based on satisfactory performance and funding.  Salary will be commensurate with prior research experience and NIH guides.


For consideration send a CV and list of references to Michael Deans, PhD (

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