Summary Description: A full-time postdoctoral research scientist position is available in the College of Dental Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center campus in the field of skeletal biology and regenerative medicine to define the mechanisms and therapeutic treatments of musculoskeletal diseases, including osteoarthritis and TMJ disorder. The project involves understanding the role of angiogenesis and signal transduction in skeletal progenitor cell fate determination during development, disease and regeneration using genetically modified mice. Project involves collaboration with a multi-disciplinary clinical team and basic researchers both in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and College of Dental Medicine. Position requires excellent organizational skills, high motivation, diligence and research independence. This project is under sponsorship of an NIH grant. Send application with a statement of career goals, specific research interest, and curriculum vitae.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD or equivalent required. Candidate must have good verbal and written communication skills. Candidate must also be self-driven with the ability to work independently under moderate supervision as well as in team environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in mouse genetics, signal transduction, animal surgeries and cell biology is highly preferred.
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