Postdoctoral Research Associate

Sensory Organ Regeneration and Development
Piotrowski Lab
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The Piotrowski Lab is seeking passionate postdocs who are interested in sensory organ development and

regeneration, innate immune system, transcriptomics, epigenetics or collective cell migration. Research

in the lab focuses on hair cell regeneration in the lateral line system and how it develops. Lateral line

hair cells are homologous to mammalian inner ear hair cells, however mammals do not regenerate hair

cells leading to deafness. To elucidate the mechanisms underlying zebrafish hair cell regeneration we

have performed single cell transcriptomics, epigenetic and immune cell characterizations, as well as

time lapse analyses at unprecedented resolution (Jiang et al., PNAS 2014; Romero-Carvajal et al., Dev

Cell 2015; Baek et al., 2021 bioRxiv; Denans et al., 2021, bioRxiv). We are equally interested in the

molecular mechanisms that underlie the development of the lateral line system, such as collective cell

migration, cell specification and morphogenesis.


We are inviting applications from highly motivated candidates to mine this wealth of data to discover

what drives regeneration and development of this sensory system and to establish their own research

program. Fully funded with all the support you can dream of -- your imagination will be the only



The postdoctoral training program at the Stowers Institute is a rigorous, 5-year training program

designed to prepare and position postdoctoral research associates for successful independent scientific

careers. Through unrestricted access to technology and resources to enable intense collaboration

between faculty members, technology experts, and postdoctoral researchers; individualized

mentorship and career support with a firm commitment to scientific, professional, and personal

development; and a welcoming and collegial community, Stowers Institute provides an unparalleled

training experience and opportunity to obtain the necessary skills early career scientists need to excel

on their own.

To Apply 

Submit the requested documents to Tatjana Piotrowski,, cc: or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

Requested Documents 
  • Current CV
  • Statement of research interests and possible projects
  • Three reference letters of past mentors to 

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