Open postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Avril G. Holt


Looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the laboratory of Dr. Holt (Molecular Anatomy of Central Sensory Systems Laboratory). The lab is focused on the influence of loud noise on hearing and vestibular function. The postdoctoral fellow will:

  • Study the capacity of QUEST MRI to measure cochlear oxidative and nitrative stress in vivo
  • Relate QUEST MRI R1 to measures of cochlear function following a noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)
  • Investigate whether QUEST MRI can be used to monitor free radical levels and predict cochlear function in response to anti-oxidant intervention after NIHL

Duration: Two years with the possibility of renewal depending on progress.

Required qualifications

  • Ph.D. in sensory systems neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or a related field within the last two years.
  • Experience and interest in noise-induced dysfunction with laboratory experience in one or more of the following research areas: auditory or vestibular central pathways, inner ear histology, auditory or vestibular related physiology, cell biology, or molecular biology.
  • Experience with one or more of the following techniques: quantitative imaging, histological preparation, and quantitative data analysis.
  • Skills in data management and scientific writing.
  • Preference will be given to individuals who are eligible for NIH fellowships.
  • Strong skills in project management and the ethical conduct of research.
  • Applicants with first-authored publications and/or grant-writing experience will be given priority.

Required application materials

Cover letter describing goals of postdoctoral fellowship and updated CV. Submit materials by email to Dr. Avril G. Holt,

Application deadline: December 31, 2020 with a start date of ASAP.