Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Postdoctoral Associate - Spradling Lab

3+ months agoBaltimore, MD

Primary Work Address: Dept. of Embryology, Baltimore, MD, 21218

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We are seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to work within the lab of HHMI Investigator Dr. Allan Spradling at The Carnegie Institution for Science. The Spradling Lab focuses on oogenesis, stem cell biology, and ecogenomics - in addition to a number of other projects spanning across the realm of genomics and molecular biology. The institute and lab provide a highly supportive atmosphere for developing new techniques and novel projects - and look for candidates who are innovative, creative, and who possess a strong drive for success.

The Spradling Lab has a high rate of success amongst their postdocs, with 82% of previous postdocs having left to take tenure track academic positions, while a number have also gone on to take positions in industry. This is a rare opportunity to explore new possibilities and have the freedom to develop a project that could truly be groundbreaking.

More information can be found on the lab's website.

General Qualifications:


  • PhD. and/or M.D./Ph.D. degree in cell Biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field

  • Effective communication skills, self-motivated, and a strong work ethic

  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative group environment

  • Strong publication record is highly preferred


Applicants should submit both their curriculum vitae and a detailed research statement.

Physical Requirements

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job ID: HHMI-R-197