Postdoctoral, Department of Otolaryngology

There is an immediate opening for an NIH-funded postdoctoral position, in the laboratory of Dr. Ruben Stepanyan. We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoc to join our lab to study hair cell mechanotransduction and calcium homeostasis.

In the lab we utilize various electrophysiological and fluorescence imaging techniques, as well as electron microscopy to study hair cells using mouse and zebrafish as model systems. Candidates with prior experience in patch-clamp technique, tissue culture, light and electron microscopy will be given preference. If you are persistent, ambitious, and eager to learn new things and want to become a part of a young growing laboratory to study important and fundamental questions in the field – we want you in our group!

 Our laboratory is part of the Hearing Research Program, at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Currently the program involves five Research Faculty PIs and Physician Scientists with key areas of research, which include molecular otology, otitis media, congenital/acquired hearing loss, inner ear development, and hair cell biology. The strength of our program is enhanced by an excellent interdisciplinary and collaborative intellectual environment at Case.

Qualified candidates should submit their CV to:  Ruben Stepanyan, Ph.D. at

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