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Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. The appointment is for a period of 2 years, with possibility of reappointment.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Orthopaedic Research Laboratories in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University in Saint Louis has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research associate in the field of cartilage repair, bioengineering, (hydrogel-scaffold), biomarkers and pre-osteoarthritis diseases with special focus on the hip joint. The associate will work on NIH-funded studies that utilize different in vitro and animal models to assess cartilage repair with MSCs, hydrogels and bioprinting. 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 collaborative opportunities with basic science researchers working in cartilage, bone, and soft tissue biology as well as clinicians/orthopaedic surgeons working in meniscus/cartilage injury and post-traumatic osteoarthritis.
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 in areas of MSCs, hydrogel, tissue engineering and bioprinting.
Experience working with small and large animal models, human tissues, hydrogels, bioprinting, immunostaining and bioreactors is a plus.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
Whether you are a child or adult suffering from a sports injury, degenerative arthritis, or any musculoskeletal condition, Washington University Orthopedics in St. Louis, Missouri, provides a full complement of comprehensive orthopedic services to meet your needs. Combining the best in both inpatient treatment and outpatient care and rehabilitation, our practice is nationally recognized for outstanding orthopedic care and innovative research. The practice is ranked among the best orthopedic practices and holds the distinction of being listed on the Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report. The practice is considered an innovator in both conservative orthopedic care and minimally invasive microsurgical techniques. Affiliated with the renowned Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and two academic medical centers Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center, and St. Louis Children's Hospital -- we have the unique ability to offer inpatient treatment for most challenging cases within a Top-10 academic medical center as well as outpatient surgery and care in a new, state-of-the-art orthopedics center conveniently located in west St. Louis county. Because of our skill and wide-ranging experience, we are the "practice of choice" for professional sports teams in St. Louis, including the St. Louis Rams football and St. Louis Blues hockey teams. We also serve as team physicians for all of Washington University athletic teams. In addition, we provide general orthopedic services through our affiliation with the Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis and pediatric orthopedic services at Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Applicants should apply by sending a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references via email to:
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Missouri USA
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