The laboratory of Dr. William Thompson, a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy, within the School of Health & Human Sciences, has a postdoctoral fellowship position available to conduct NIH-funded research investigating the mechanisms by which bone cells sense and respond to mechanical force. The Thompson lab is located in an Indiana University School of Medicine building and is part of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Research. Highly motivated, hardworking recent PhD and/or MD/PhD graduates are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will direct studies using in vivo and in vitro approaches to study osteocyte mechanotransduction.
Duties and responsibilities: Experience in the following is a requirement...
Characterization of transgenic and knockout mouse models
Molecular and cell biology techniques (qPCR, Western Blot, immunohistochemistry)
Blood and tissue sample collection and analysis
In vitro culture of mammalian cells (i.e., osteocytes, bone marrow cells, osteoblasts)
Experience with micro-CT, DEXA, and in vivo and/or in vitro mechanical loading/testing are highly desirable.
The position offers competitive salary and exposure to an extremely rich scientific environment. The Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health, within the IU School of Medicine, comprises one of the most comprehensive groups of musculoskeletal experts in the world. This extremely collaborative environment provides ample opportunity for growth within the field.
Candidates should have strong organizational skills, good command of the English language, effective written and oral communication skills, and be able to provide evidence of research productivity. The applicant should have the ability to work independently, design and conduct experiments, and collaborate effectively with team members inside and outside the immediate lab environment.
Department Contact for Questions:
Interested candidates should submit a pdf with cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research experience, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. William Thompson at email@example.com.
OAA #: IN-AHLT-PT18001
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 7200
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