A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Mendias Lab, which is part of the Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. The Mendias Lab conducts basic and clinical research in musculoskeletal regenerative medicine. The fellow will focus on clinical and translational studies evaluating growth factors and autologous regenerative cell therapies in patients with skeletal muscle, tendon, and cartilage injuries and diseases. The fellow will gain exposure to clinical trial design, molecular biology and biochemistry techniques, biomechanical assessments, statistical methodologies, musculoskeletal imaging, and entrepreneurship.
The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is entirely focused on musculoskeletal medicine and research, and is ranked nationally #1 in orthopaedics by US News and World Report. We have 55 sports medicine surgeons and physicians who serve as the team physicians for many New York area professional sports teams, and several Olympic and collegiate teams. We are also a destination hospital for high level athletes from all over the world. Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) is a top ranked medical school with outstanding core resource facilities in high resolution microscopy, epigenomics, flow cytometry, proteomics and metabolomics, and NMR. HSS and WCMC are located directly adjacent to each other in the heart of New York City's Upper East Side Scientific Corridor, in close proximity to Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Research in the Mendias Lab is supported by the National Institutes of Health, Mark Cuban Foundation, and Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.
For questions or to submit an application, please send a CV and a brief cover letter to:
Chris Mendias, PhD, ATC
Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
Weill Cornell Medical College
Candidates who have completed their PhD, or will be doing so in the near future, are eligible to apply. In particular, candidates with a PhD in exercise physiology, kinesiology, or rehabilitation science, and experience working with athletes or general patients in an orthopaedic setting, are encouraged to apply.
HSS does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, culture, language, age, disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, partnership or marital status, veteran or military status, or any other prohibited basis.
Internal Number: 001
About Hospital for Special Surgery
The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, ranked No. 1 for orthopedics for nine consecutive years by U.S.News & World Report (2018-2019). HSS has also been among the top-ranked hospitals for both orthopedics and rheumatology for 27 consecutive years.Since its founding more than 150 years ago, Hospital for Special Surgery has been a leader in research aimed at improving the lives of patients suffering from debilitating orthopedic and rheumatic conditions such as arthritis, bone and soft tissue injuries, autoimmune diseases, and musculoskeletal pain and deformities.
Today, the HSS Research Institute, with over 300 dedicated personnel, is identifying mechanisms underlying these conditions, and developing effective approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. With a focus on tissue repair, improving surgical outcomes, autoimmunity and inflammation, genomics, new treatments, and precision medicine, the impact of our discoveries – many of which are only happening at HSS – determine future directions of musculoskeletal research to best improve clinical out...comes.
The Hospital for Special Surgery is closely affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC). WCMC is a top ranked medical school with outstanding core resource facilities in high resolution microscopy, epigenomics, flow cytometry, proteomics and metabolomics, and NMR. HSS and WCMC are located directly adjacent to each other in the heart of New York City's Upper East Side Scientific Corridor, in close proximity to Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.