A three year postdoctoral position is immediately available for a smart and self-motivated person to study Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CAMK) signaling in osteoarthritis and bone cell biology. Projects are funded through the NIH and DoD. Our research focuses on understanding the mechanism by which the CaMKK2 signaling pathway affects post-traumatic osteoarthritis and bone remodeling through the modulation of chondrocytes, macrophages, osteoblasts, osteoclasts and osteocytes. We perform basic and translational approaches using genetic knockout and pharmacological approaches in murine and rabbit models.
Our laboratory is located in the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), Indianapolis. We are also members of the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health (ICMH), a leading center in the United States for skeletal biology research, and comprising of more than 90 musculoskeletal researchers. The multidisciplinary nature of studies conducted at the ICMH and IUSM affords an excellent and unique training environment for the right trainee.
Applicants must possess a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree in any of the following disciplines that will enable them to conduct integrative biomedical research: cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, musculoskeletal biology, or a related field. Prior work experience in transgenic and knockout mouse models and breeding, molecular and cell biology techniques, cell culture, biochemistry, in situ hybridization, histology, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence and imaging is highly desirable. The applicant must be highly self-motivated, able to design and conduct experiments independently, analyze and interpret results, read literature, present work at meetings, write scientific manuscripts, and speak and write fluently in English. Candidates should be able to function well independently but be a team player. US citizens or permanent residents will have the opportunity to compete for NIH-funded training grants, but this is not required.
Department Contact for Questions:
Dr. Uma Sankar: firstname.lastname@example.org
OAA #: IUSM008052016
Internal Number: 9381
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