The laboratory of Hicham Drissi in the Department of Orthopaedics at Emory University is seeking outstanding post-doctoral fellows to work on VA- and NIH-funded projects focusing on cartilage and intervertebral disc biology and disease. Our laboratory has a strong track record in skeletal development, homeostasis and repair studies using genetic models, stem cells as well as cell and molecular biology techniques. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in cell and molecular biology or related fields. Individuals with a solid background in cartilage and/or intervertebral disc biology using pluripotent stem cells and/or molecular genetics will be given priority. Expertise in pain and functional outcomes is also highly desirable. Candidates should possess outstanding communication and organizational skills and have a strong publication record.
Independently design and conduct experiments.
Comfort using both in-vitro and in-vivo
Be responsible for data harvesting, analyses, interpretation and draft manuscript preparation.
Perform all required training and attend all mandatory lab and group meetings.
Develop new skills and participate in student, technician and peer mentorship.
Participate in grant preparation.
Qualified candidates should provide an updated curriculum vitae, which lists three references.
The Emory University School of Medicine, founded in 1854, has 2,716 full- and part-time faculty and 692 volunteer faculty. The school had more than 8,800 applications in 2016 for 138 first-year medical student positions. This racially diverse class is 59% women, and 68% of the class members are nontraditional, meaning that they were out of college for at least a year before entering medical school. In 2016, the pass rate for first-time takers of step 1 of the National Board Exam (testing basic science knowledge and skills) was 97%. Medical school faculty received $348 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2016, plus another $87.9 million in funds at other units in the health sciences center and at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Ranked 18th nationally in NIH dollars received, the school is best known for its research and treatment in infectious disease, neurosciences, heart disease, cancer, transplantation, orthopaedics, pediatrics, renal disease, ophthalmology, and geriatrics.