The Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences in the School of Dentistry
The Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences seeks a highly motivated and dedicated individual to work as a postdoctoral fellow as part of a dynamic research team in the mineralized tissue research program laboratory. The individual will work on NIH funded projects focusing on the role of exosomes in bone cell function and in muscle-bone interactions in normal, aging and diseased states in bone and projects examining mitochondrial function in these same models. The goal is to develop new approaches for preventing bone and muscle loss.
Design and conduct experiments, accurately document experiments and analyze results in consultation with the principal investigator;
Perform cell and tissue culture of bone and muscle cells and isolation of exosomes;
Perform in vitro and in vivo expreiments, including live cell video microscopy;
Maintain transgenic mouse breeding colonies and oversee exercise protocols and collection of tissue samples;
Perform bone and muscle histology, histomorphometry and microCT;
Assist the principal investigator with training and supervision of students and other lab personnel;
Write manuscripts and assist with preparation of data for publication in research journals and presentation at scientific meetings; and
Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in a biomedical sciences or cell biology related discipline and must be able to work in a team research setting. Prior experience in mineralized tissue research, bone and muscle cell culture, isolation and characterization of exosomes, confocal microscopy/live cell imaging and in maintaining, breeding and genotyping of transgenic mouse colonies would be advantageous.
Excellent communication skills and commitment to a career in research in the health-related professions.
Experience in video bioinformatics would be a plus.
Full Time/Part Time
This is a full-time, benefit-eligible, unranked 12 month academic position
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience
Review of application materials begins upon receipt, the position remains open until a qualified candidate is hired.
To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
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