Join our team! The University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral scholar in the Musculoskeletal Systems Biology Lab (MSBL) of Ronald Kwon (https://sites.uw.edu/msblgroup/). This position is represented by the bargaining unit UAW Local 4121. The lab is housed in the Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (https://iscrm.uw.edu) in Seattle, Washington. This is an annual appointment with a 12-month service period with an anticipated start date of September 2020. This is an NIH-funded position with potential renewal for up to three years.
The MSBL studies skeletal development, disease, and regeneration. Our focus is on taking bold, innovative approaches at the interface of biology and engineering. We have three major thrusts:
Genetic risk for osteoporosis: We are using human genetics to identify new drugs targets to combat this massive health burden
Skeletal development: We are working to uncover basic principles to open new avenues for regenerative medicine
Appendage regeneration: We are learning from nature to understand how to enhance complex regeneration in humans
NIH-funded projects are available to identify causal genes underlying genetic risk for osteoporosis. Projects feature in vivo modeling in zebrafish, CRISPR-based gene editing, next generation phenotyping methods, and bioinformatic approaches. We are committed to training the next generation of diverse scientists and engineers.
What we offer:
Supportive and inclusive environment
Vibrant scientific community with world-class colleagues and visiting speakers
Strong commitment to help you achieve your career goals
Freedom for you to innovate and pursue new research directions
Location in Seattle, a beautiful city great for outdoor activities
We are looking for candidates with any combination of the following: curious, enjoy creative thinking, passionate learners, willing to take risks, and motivated to take on new challenges. We are also looking for candidates who possess strong communication skills, and are willing to apply for fellowships. Finally, we are looking for candidates interested in mentoring and increasing diversity in STEM.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in engineering, biology or a related field. Ph.D. (or equivalent) must be completed at the time of the position start date.
Applicants should upload their CV and cover letter.
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