Job: Postdoctoral Researcher- Halpern Lab

Department: EMB – Embryology

Salary: NIH-NRSA Postdoctoral Stipend Scale

Location: Baltimore, MD

Postdoctoral Researcher – Full Time

Department: EMB – Embryology

Location: Baltimore, MD

Salary: NIH-NRSA Stipend Scale

Job Summary:

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Marnie Halpern at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Embryology in Baltimore, MD. The Halpern laboratory uses the zebrafish model to study a conserved neural pathway in the vertebrate brain and the behavioral significance of its left-right asymmetry. Additional projects involve the generation of new transgenic tools for the nervous system using genome editing, transcriptional profiling and mutant analyses.

The position requires a highly motivated applicant with a strong interest in questions of neural circuitry and how differential processing of information by neurons on the left and right sides of the brain leads to appropriate behavioral responses. The candidate will use innovative transgenic tools and behavioral assays to characterize and determine the function of left-right neuronal specializations.

The Carnegie Department of Embryology follows the current NIH-NRSA postdoctoral stipend scale and our postdoctoral benefit package includes health care, sick leave, annual leave, parental leave, life insurance, and paid holidays.


An ideal candidate will be creative, industrious, have excellent communication skills, and enjoy working independently as well as collaboratively. A Ph.D. in a related field and fluency in spoken and written English is required for the position.

To apply:

A curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references are requested. Apply online at:

Additional information:

The Department of Embryology is one of six departments comprising the Carnegie Institution for Science. The department functions as a private, non-profit research institute affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University and is located adjacent to the JHU Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. The department consists of 10 laboratories studying a variety of questions in cell and developmental biology. For more information about the Department, visit

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability.