University of Rochester Medical Center - Center for Musculoskeletal Research
Location: Rochester, New York
Research Institute/Research Lab
Postdoctoral Position to Study Bone Tissue Vascularization at University of Rochester
A new postdoctoral fellow position is available in the center for musculoskeletal research at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join the NIH funded research programs studying bone tissue vascularization and bone regeneration.
The research program centers on cellular and molecular mechanisms that orchestrate osteogenesis and angiogenesis during bone tissue repair and regeneration. The research program integrates bone tissue engineering, vascular biology, and skeletal biology with emphasis on blood vessel specification in bone regeneration.
The successful candidate will work with a team of scientists to study bone progenitor cell interaction with angiogenic cells utilizing genetic, imaging and engineering approaches. The candidate will have access to cutting-edge imaging, genetic and engineering models to understanding mechanism of bone repair and regeneration. Mouse models of bone tissue regeneration will be used in the study.
Center for Musculoskeletal Research consists of over 20 highly interactive research laboratories that focus on many facets of disease and health concerns of musculoskeletal system. The successful candidate will benefit from ongoing collaborations with a wide range of basic science and translational research as well as various career development and training opportunities for preparation of an independent research career in academia and industry.
Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester is one of the top research centers in the nation for orthopedic research. The center has equipped with state-of-the art histology, MicroCT and imaging facilities. In addition, institutional core facilities, which include state-of-the-art multiphoton imaging core and genomics core are also available. The Center is supported by NIH funded T32 and P30 programs, providing exceptional educational and academic training in musculoskeletal research.
Center for Musculoskeletal Research is comprised of a highly integrated faculty from a variety of departments, offering many opportunities for collaboration and career advancement. We foster effective communication, collaboration, and accountability among all members. We are proud of our diverse and intersecting identities which include, but are not limited to race, ethnicity, nationality, gender-identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, culture and education.
MD and/or Ph.D. in a relevant field and have training in cell and molecular biology, biomedical engineering, genetics and/or bone biology.
Commitment to research on musculoskeletal system.
Experience in molecular biology, vascular biology, flow cytometry, tissue engineering, mouse work including survival surgeries, histology/immunohistochemistry, confocal and multiphoton imaging.
Candidates with experience in flow cytometry, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and micro-CT will receive special consideration.
A publication track record with written and verbal communication skills.
Prepared to collaborate on multidisciplinary research projects.
The ability to supervise research trainees and/or technicians.
The ability to communicate effectively with faculty, postdoc and students of all levels.
About University of Rochester Medical Center - Center for Musculoskeletal Research
Founded in 1850, the University of Rochester is one of the nation’s leading research universities and is the cultural, artistic, healthcare, and educational leader for the region. The University is home to nearly 12,000 students and 3,900 full- and part-time faculty, who serve the university’s teaching, research, and clinical missions in eight schools and colleges and its renowned medical center.
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