A fully funded postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Hertzano Laboratory (https://www.hertzanolab.org/), at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). The Department is a research-intensive department, ranked 10th in the USA for funding of Departments of Otolaryngology. The laboratory is located within the Institute for Genome Sciences of the UMSOM, at the newly built Health Science Facility III at the heart of the UMSOM campus.
- Elkon R, Milon B, Morrison L, Shah M, Vijayakumar S, Racherla M, Leitch CC, Silipino L, Hadi S, Weiss-Gayet M, Barras E, Schmid CD, Ait-Lounis A, Barnes A, Song Y, Eisenman DJ, Eliyahu E, Frolenkov GI, Strome SE, Durand B, Zaghloul NA, Jones SM, Reith W and Hertzano R. (2015) RFX transcription factors are essential for hearing in mice. Nat Commun. Oct 15;6:8549. PMCID: PMC4634137. Chessum L*, Matern M*, Kelly MC, Johnson SL, Ogawa Y, Milon B, McMurray M, Driver EC, Parker A, Song Y, Codner G, Esapa CT, Prescott J, Trent G, Wells S, Dragich AK, Frolenkov GI, Kelley MW, Marcotti W, Brown SDM, Elkon R, Bowl MR, and Hertzano R (2018) Ikzf2/helios is a key transcriptional regulator of outer hair cell maturation. Nature Nov;563(7733):696-700. PMCID: PMC6542691 Matern MS, Milon M, Lipford EL, McMurray M, Ogawa Y, Tkaczuk A, Song Y, Elkon R and Hertzano R (2020) GFI1 Functions to Repress Neuronal Gene Expression in the Developing Inner Ear Hair Cells. Development 2020 Sep 11;147(17):dev186015. doi: 10.1242/dev.186015. Hertzano R, Gwilliam K, Rose KP, Milon B and Matern M (2020) Cell Type-Specific Expression Analysis of the Inner Ear – A Technical Report. The Laryngoscope (Triologic Thesis) Jun 24. Orvis J, Gottfried B, Kancherla J, Adkins RS, Song Y, Dror AA, Olley D, Rose K, Chrysostomou E, Kelley MC, Milon B, Matern MS, Azaiez H, Herb B, Colantuoni C, Carter RL, Ament SA, Kelley MW, White O, Corrada Bravo H, Mahurkar A and Hertzano R. gEAR: gene Expression Analysis Resource portal for community-driven, multi-omic data exploration. bioRxiv 2020.08.28.272039
Requirements: The ideal candidate is a highly ambitious individual with PhD in neuroscience, biochemistry, or genetics/genomics. Experience with working with mice is essential. Experience in genomics or genomic analysis is not necessary–but welcomed. The candidate must be a team player, think critically, and must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
Job: Postdoctoral Fellows
Organization: School of Medicine - Clinical Departments
Job Posting: Feb 10, 2021