The Department of Orthopaedics at the Emory University School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow. The Fellow will work in the laboratory of Dr. Svenja Illien-Junger.
The Fellow will be working on a NIH-funded study assessing molecular pathways that regulate cellularity in intervertebral discs in health and disease. Specifically, the research uses mouse knock-out models and human intervertebral disc cell culture studies. The research will involve a range methods including mice surgeries to induce intervertebral disc injury and degeneration, molecular biological assays for pathway analysis and protein interactions, and cell based systems to assess treatment strategies.
The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary environment, is expected to be a major contributor to manuscripts and grant submissions, assist in the design, performance and analysis of experiments. The Fellow is further expected to take a leading role in studies aiming to improve IVD healing and to work with and train junior members of the team.
Opportunities to advance your career by obtaining career development grant or K grants would be highly encouraged and supported by the laboratory.
This position is funded for 3 years, with an annually renewable appointment based on performance. The appointment will be in the Department of Orthopaedics, in the at Emory University School of Medicine. Salary will be commensurate with experience, following the NIH guidelines for post-doctoral fellows
PhD in life sciences, preferably in areas related to intervertebral disc or musculoskeletal biology, with demonstrated experience in molecular biology, cell-based assays, and experience in small animal surgeries
Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and excellent organization skills
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