Postdoctoral Position: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Bone Regeneration

Position Description

A postdoctoral research position is currently available in the Craniofacial Anomalies and Regeneration Section directed by Dr. Janice Lee, D.D.S, M.D., M.S., at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The successful candidate will work on animal models to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms of bone regeneration. This work will have an emphasis on the different sources of bone stem cells present in the regenerating tissue as well as on the influence of ageing on the environment in which these stem cells reside and their capacity to regenerate bone. The project involves complex surgical procedures performed on mice, micro-CT, histology, immunohistochemistry, RNA-Seq analysis, among other techniques.


  • Ph.D., MD/Ph.D. or DDS/Ph.D. degree with expertise relevant to the research area.
  • Prior experience with bone biology, stem cell biology, and molecular biology is preferred.
  • As precise surgical procedures will be performed, candidates should have excellent manual dexterity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication should be evidenced by a record of research publications and presentations.

To Apply

Please send an email to Dr. Olivier Duverger, Staff Scientist in the Craniofacial Anomalies and Regeneration Section, at The first correspondence should include a full CV and a cover letter. If pre-selected, candidates will be contacted at a later time and asked to provide three letters of recommendation.

All information provided by candidates will remain confidential and will not be released outside the NIDCR search process without a signed release from candidates. The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities and individuals with disabilities. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Last Reviewed
November 2018