The Laboratory of Dr. Navid Pourtaheri in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Visiting Research Associate to work on research projects related to adipocyte / chondrocyte biology and tissue regeneration / engineering. This laboratory focuses on the study of fat cell biochemistry and the discovery of novel adipocyte-based therapies for chronic conditions such as arthritis and neuropathic pain. Interested candidates are desired to have a background in cell and molecular biology and/or tissue engineering.
This is a full-time temporary position with benefits. A review will be conducted after one year for renewal for one additional year of a visiting appointment or for movement to a permanent position. The position is backed by already-available funding.
The ideal candidate
Must have a minimum of an MS degree in a relevant field of science.
Must possess fundamental skills in cell and molecular biology and wet laboratory work.
Must be willing to work with live animal models and in-vitro / ex-vivo human tissue experiments. Please provide evidence of previous experience with the use of experimental small animal models.
The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
Must be able to work independently or with very limited supervision.
The candidate must be able to multitask and show interest in contributing to several ongoing projects in the lab.
At the IU School of Medicine, we offer focused, systematic and sustained programs that are aligned with three foundational pillars of diversity and inclusion: representational diversity, inclusive working and learning environment, and cultural competence. Therefore, we are looking for applicants who can help ensure all our mission areas are inclusive and equitable.
Previous experience with cell and molecular biology techniques, including qPCR, western blotting, ELISA, cell culture, flow cytometry, genome / exome manipulation, and tissue imaging is desired.
A desire to learn new techniques, write manuscripts/reports/protocols, present data at meetings and conferences, train and mentor students, and grant writing.
Department Contact for Questions:
Department Contact for questions about the process: Shelly Moore, HR Business Partner Department of Surgery firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the opportunity please email Dr. Pourtaheri: email@example.com
OAA #: IUSM009072016
Internal Number: 9860
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