Summary Description: Successful candidates will work with a team of researchers at The Carroll Laboratories, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University, New York. One project focuses on role of inflammation in disc degeneration, with an emphasis on inflammatory signaling and mechanobiology. This position requires expertise in biomedical engineering, cell biology, immunology, and/or biochemistry. Candidates should be highly motivated and independent, with expertise in musculoskeletal biology and/or bioengineering, in vivo experiments using rat and mouse models, biomechanics, and molecular biology. Previous experience in mouse models, breeding, and immunohistochemistry is desired. The second project focuses on multiscale biomechanics and mechanobiology of disc degeneration and requires expertise in cellular and molecular bioengineering and multiscale biomechanics. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of academic and research achievement, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills to work with a multidisciplinary research team. Candidates with a MD, PhD or MD/PhD degrees (or equivalent) are invited to submit their application. Current research projects are funded by the NIH. Applicants must have completed their degree requirements.
Minimum Qualifications: Proj. 1. Experience in musculoskeletal biology and biomechanics, in vivo experiments using mouse/rodent models, and molecular biology. Proj. 2. Applicants must have experience in musculoskeletal biomechanics, image analysis, microscopy and molecular biology.
Preferred Qualifications: Proj. 2. Experience with finite element modeling is preferred, as well as in vivo animal model.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 334_66428
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