The Indiana School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery seeks a Postdoctoral Appointee to join a well-funded and well-established lab to conduct studies using in vivo and in vitro approaches for understanding megakaryocyte-bone cell interactions and bone healing. This is an exciting opportunity to work and train with a collaborative and diverse group of researchers in a top-10 musculoskeletal research program at Indiana University School of Medicine. Additionally, a unique opportunity to assist with SPACEFLIGHTSTUDIES and a chance to travel to Florida's Kennedy Space Center to watch the launch of our samples into spaceflight (late 2019/early 2020 missions).
The Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health has a large and diverse group of 100+ musculoskeletal researchers, with weekly journal club, external seminar speakers (1-2/month), and a number of educational/career development opportunities.
For more information about the research being conducted in our laboratory please visit http://orthopaedics.medicine.iu.edu/facuty/our-faculty/melissa-kacena/
Ph.D., or similar, with bone biology and/or hematopoiesis background. Must be experienced in standard molecular and cell biology techniques such as: cell culture, sterile technique, and qRT-PCR. Experience in flow cytometry is a plus. Must be experienced in basic mouse handling including: breeding, genotyping, and injections. Experience with any kind of surgery is preferred, especially fracture healing. Additional skills: standard light and fluorescent microscopy, bone histomorphometry, bone biomechanics, microCT, x-ray, DEXA imaging, transplantation studies, preparation of osteoblasts, osteoclasts, hematopoietic stem cells, and megakaryocytes, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. Training will be available.
Department Contact for Questions:
Dr. Melissa Kacena Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine 1130 W. Michigan Drive FH 115, Indianapolis, IN 46202. (317) 278-3482 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OAA #: IUSM004992016
Internal Number: 7111
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