Senior Research Scientist
A Senior Research Scientist position is available in the developmental genetics laboratory of Dr. Sally A. Moody in the Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. We are studying various aspects of the genetic control of neural ectoderm formation and pre-placodal ectoderm formation. A special emphasis is on discovering new genes that may contribute to branchio-oto-renal syndrome, a birth defect characterized by dysmorphology of the branchial arches, ear and kidney. We are particularly interested in genes that act as co-factors for Six1 as well as genes that are direct targets of Six1. The Senior Research Scientist will report to Dr. Moody and will function independently. The minimum qualifications are a master’s degree/PhD and at least 8 years of experience in the field or in a related area; as well as two years of research and/or college level teaching in a field basic to the work to be performed. Experience must include planning, conducting and reporting of research as primary responsibilitiess. Extensive experience in developmental genetics and/or molecular biology is a plus. Preference will be given to experience in nervous system and/or craniofacial development in Xenopus or mouse.
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