Job Description

The Orthopaedics Research Laboratories at the Icahn School of Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on research projects focused on molecular and mechanical regulation of musculoskeletal tissue healing and regeneration. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to advance basic science and translation research projects that aid to improve the scientific understanding and clinical care for orthopaedic patients. She/he is expected to be a scientific leader that will generate data, write publications and contribute to grant writing. The post-doctoral fellow will also contribute collaboratively to other ongoing projects to enhance collaborations among the scientific staff of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories.
The primary focus of the work includes but is not limited to the following:
1. Molecular, cellular and biochemical assays to determine gene and protein expression, cell metabolism, differentiation status, etc.
2. Hands on work with mice is required, including the ability to handle and monitor mice, perform injections, phenotypic characterization, harvest tissue, and perform breeding and screening.
3. Analyzing and interpreting experimental results.
4. Collecting, organizing, disseminating, and archiving data and findings.
5. Participation in laboratory management and maintenance
6. Assisting the PI and collaborators with grant writing and submission
7. Manuscript drafting and submissions for scientific publications
8. Other related duties as necessary

Applicants must possess an M.D. or Ph.D. in life sciences, preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Preference will be given to applicants with a proven record in musculoskeletal research.
• Experience working with transgenic/knockout mice and bone histology (IHC, fluorescence, ISH) is a plus.
• Experience with microscopy and imaging.
• Must have troubleshooting skills, independent analytical thinking, and research planning skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
• Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
• Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.


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