Postdoctoral Research Associate - Orthopedic Surgery
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR68413
The Orthopaedic Research Laboratories (PI: Audrey McAlinden) in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis, has an opening for a post-doctoral research associate effective immediately. The post-doc will work on NIH-funded studies to investigate the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in cartilage and bone development and homeostasis.
Research will involve utilizing approaches to modulate miRNA expression in vitro to determine effects on skeletal progenitor cell differentiation. There will also be opportunities to elucidate miRNA function in vivo via analysis of new transgenic mouse models as well as pre-clinical animal models of osteoarthritis, heterotopic ossification or fracture repair.
In addition to outstanding training, our environment also provides fantastic mentorship and career development programming and opportunities. If eligible, the post-doc will be encouraged to apply for NIH T32 or F32 training/fellowship grants and will obtain appropriate guidance during the grant writing process.
Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or related field.
Experience or willingness to work with transgenic mice and pre-clinical mouse models.
Expertise in RNA biology and/or bioinformatics approaches to analyze large data sets.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
Please send a cover letter, CV, and the names of two or three references via email to Ian Koller at email@example.com.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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