Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Division of Intramural Research (DIR)
Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

A postdoctoral position is available (with an initial two-year duration) in the laboratory of Francesco DeMayo, Ph.D., Chief and Senior Investigator in the Reproduction and Developmental Biology Laboratory. The position will focus on investigating the role of steroid hormone signaling in regulating uterine biology. DeMayo, Ph.D., laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms that control uterine function, with a strong focus on hormone action, transcriptional regulation, and multiomic analysis. The analysis combines the use genetically engineered mouse models and stable and primary human cell models. In addition, the laboratory studies the pathogenesis of diseases resulting from dysfunction of these mechanisms, including endometriosis and endometrial cancer. Here is more information about the laboratory’s research and publications.

NIEHS is located in one of the biggest research parks in the US and is close to three outstanding universities: Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University. The institute offers great opportunities for training and research with the support of many facilities, including a Genomic and Epigenomic, Gene Editing and Mouse Models, Light Microscopy, Mass Spectroscopy, Viral Vector, Cell Sorting and Bioinformatic Cores. Our Institute is home to more than 50 research groups focusing on diverse aspects of environmental science, including reproduction. The scientists who work at NIEHS are highly interactive and our group engages in interdisciplinary research. NIEHS trains over 200 fellows and postdoctoral scientists on-site annually. Our fellows enjoy an extensive training and support infrastructure with numerous career development opportunities and broad access to the resources of NIH.


The position is open to individuals with a Ph.D. degree and less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant will be expected to lead their own projects as well as to contribute to collaborative research efforts in the laboratory and to have a strong publication record, including first author papers in peer reviewed journals. Experience working with animal (mouse) models, standard cell and molecular biology techniques is required. Experience with viral vectors, advanced microscopy and imaging techniques, and bioinformatic analysis is strongly preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

Please email Francesco J. Demayo, Ph.D., (use the subject: Postdoc Application - "YourLastName") and send a single PDF file containing: a statement of research interests (describe your motivation for pursuing postdoctoral training, why you are interested in our lab, how your background fits our research, and what type of projects you would like to work on), your CV, and names of three references with email addresses and phone numbers.

This position is subject to a background investigation.

Individuals from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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