Strength Through Diversity
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A full-time Associate Researcher position is offered in the Rendl laboratory at the Black Family Stem Cell Institute and Department of Cell, Developmental and Regenerative Biology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Rendl laboratory explores how stem cells are regulated by the microenvironment, or niche, using hair follicle development and regeneration as model systems. Lineage tracing, 2-photon live imaging and gene function studies in genetic mouse models are paired with cell isolations and molecular characterization to study the cell fate specification of stem cell-activating niche cells in skin.For more information see: http://research.mssm.edu/rendl/
The successful candidate will work closely with a senior scientist within a 2-year time frame to pursue two promising follow-up projects of our discovery of a follicle-surrounding smooth muscle, recently published in Science, that is an important niche for stem cell and progenitor functions. The applicant must be highly motivated, have good communication skills, and be eager to learn and excel with cutting-edge techniques and scientific approaches. Successful research has the potential for a lead authorship on resulting publications
- B.S./B.A. in Biomedical Sciences (or equivalent)
- Excellent knowledge of molecular and cell biology, and must have work experience with PCR, cloning and other molecular biology techniques.
- Experience with handling mice, mammalian cell culture, immunostaining, and flow cytometry is strongly preferred.
- Ability to both work closely with a senior mentor and independently, and must be detail-oriented and keep excellent records.
- Highly organized with the ability to focus on a single task, and take initiative to finish tasks and projects.
- Flexible and willing to function in a fast-paced and changing work environment with a variety of people from different backgrounds. Proficiency in working with computers,
- Experience with MS Office, databases, and other software aiding laboratory organization is expected.