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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The interest of this lab is skeletal mechanobiology and bone healing. The associate will work on NIH-funded studies that utilize in vivo models aimed at determining how the skeleton responds to mechanical stimulation and injury.
You will join a multidisciplinary orthopaedic research laboratory, part of the 75-member Washington University Musculoskeletal Research Center (http://musculoskeletalcore.wustl.edu/ ). There are strong collaborations between the Silva lab and basic science researchers working in bone and development biology (Drs. R. Civitelli, F. Long, D. Ornitz), as well as clinicians working in orthopaedic trauma. The appointment is for a period of 2 years, with possibility of reappointment.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The primary focus of the work includes but is not limited to the following:
Molecular, cellular and biochemical assays to determine gene and protein expression, cell metabolism, differentiation status, etc.
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.
Collecting, organizing, and disseminating data.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in cell or molecular biology, biomedical engineering, or a closely related field.
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.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
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This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
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