Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Cranial Development/Genetics


An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Barske lab in the Divisions of Human Genetics and Developmental Biology. The project investigates molecular mechanisms controlling growth plate patterning in the developing zebrafish skeleton. Techniques will include zebrafish transgenesis and lineage-tracing, confocal imaging of cleared specimens, and analysis of enhancer candidates. We are seeking a motivated and productive individual who has experience working with zebrafish models as well as in developmental biology, molecular biology, and genomics. Please visit the Barske Lab website for additional information on our other current research projects and our team.

• Design, execute, and record laboratory experiments, and analyze the data.
• Research and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques. Implement this knowledge in the Division/Department.
• Present research at laboratory meetings, journal clubs, seminars, and meetings.
• Draft, write, and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles, abstracts, and grants.
• Maintain currency in field through continuing education, literature, and seminars.
• Attend required Cincinnati Children's training sessions and ensure regulatory compliance with all policies and procedures.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Cincinnati Children's Research and Training at a Glance
  • Among the top in NIH funding for pediatric research institutions
  • Over 1.4 million square feet of research laboratory space
  • 900+ scientists conducting basic, translational, and clinical research
  • Over 2000 publications annually in top-tier journals
  • Access to Employee Resource Groups and Mentorship programs
  • Postdocs have gone on to careers in academia, biotech, pharma, teaching etc.

Learn more about the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Compensation and Benefits
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellows and Associates are eligible for:
    • Group Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
    • Paid Time Off
    • Retirement Plan
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Relocation Benefits for Eligible Hires

Living in Cincinnati



Required: A PhD, MD or equivalent doctoral degree.

Preferred: A recent PhD with experience in zebrafish research and knowledge of/experience in developmental biology, molecular biology and/or genetics is preferred.