Postdoctoral Position

Angiogenesis and Lymphangiogenesis

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available to study vascular development, angiogenesis, and lymphangiogenesis in the zebrafish in the laboratory of Dr. Brant Weinstein in the NICHD Division of Developmental Biology (DDB) in Bethesda, Maryland.  The Weinstein laboratory uses a variety of molecular, cellular, genetic, transgenic, microscopic imaging, and next-gen sequencing approaches to study the specification, patterning, and differentiation of developing blood and lymphatic vessels.  Some of our current areas of research interest include endothelial specification and differentiation, assembly of vascular networks and the cues that guide their patterning; morphogenesis of vascular tubes, regulation of vascular integrity, and isolation and molecular characterization of novel vascular-specific mutants. The scientific environment, resources, and stipend support for this position are superb. Learn more about our current research.

Interested applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.D. and less than 3 years' postdoctoral experience. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, cover letter with a brief description of research experience and interests, and the names of 3 references (with phone numbers) via e-mail to and to

NIH is an equal opportunity employer.

Lateral views of Tg(kdrl:cherry); Tg(mrc1a:egfp) double-transgenic animals, including a 19 day old whole fish (top) and a 12 day old close-up of the trunk (bottom).

IMAGE:  The confocal images above show lateral views of Tg(kdrl:cherry); Tg(mrc1a:egfp) double-transgenic animals, including a 19 day old whole fish (top) and a 12 day old close-up of the trunk (bottom).  This double transgenic line allows us to simultaneously image red fluorescent blood vessels and green fluorescent lymphatics with exquisite detail and resolution.  See Jung et al. for more information.

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