Unit on Cell Specification and Differentiation
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We’re looking for enthusiastic lab members who want to combine classic embryology and cutting-edge single-cell genomics approaches to find new ways to investigate long-standing, important questions in developmental biology. We have fully-funded positions available at all levels, though we encourage members of the lab to pursue independent fellowships to further their career growth and development.

Post-doctoral Fellows

Post-docs in the lab can start their own projects or lead on-going projects in the lab. Research experience in one or more of the following areas is a plus: early embryonic or zebrafish development, genetics, imaging, single-cell transcriptomics, or computational biology. To apply, please send a cover letter (2-3 paragraphs describing your desired start date, research experience, and why you would like to join us), a CV with bibliography, and contact information for 3 references to jeffrey.farrell@nih.gov. You can also read a more detailed job posting.

Graduate Students

While the NIH does not have its own graduate program, there are two ways that PhD candidates can perform their thesis research in our lab:

  1. Through established NIH-institutional partnerships, such as with Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, University of Oxford, and University of Cambridge.
  2. Individual partnerships with other universities can be established on a case-by-case basis.

If you are potentially interested in performing your thesis research in our lab, please get in touch: jeffrey.farrell@nih.gov

Post-bac

We are very interested in mentoring students who have been accepted to the NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Training Program who want to learn about early embryonic development, zebrafish genetics, microscopy, and single-cell RNAseq. This program allows recent college graduates to perform research full-time and is an excellent way to prepare for a future career in research or medicine.