A postdoc/staff scientist position is available immediately in the laboratory of Xinping Zhang at the Center for Musculoskeletal Research in the University of Rochester. The post-doc/staff scientist will participate in a newly funded RO1 research program that centers on cellular and molecular mechanisms that orchestrate osteogenesis and angiogenesis during repair and regeneration. The project will utilize molecular, genetic and intravital imaging techniques to study bone tissue vascularization. The research program integrates bone tissue engineering, vascular biology, and skeletal biology with opportunities to work in a multidisciplinary research team. The successful candidate will benefit from center-wide training and mentoring programs that help junior investigators with independent research project development, grant writing and lab management etc.
Doctoral degree with major course work in the field of assignment and a minimum of 0-5 years of relevant postdoctoral training. He or she should demonstrate commitment to musculoskeletal research. Published experience with bone biology or skeletal tissue is preferred. Prior experience with transgenic mice and small animal surgery is a plus. Additionally, the job requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with faculty, postdoc and students of all levels.
About University of Rochester Medical Center
Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester is one of the top research centers in the nation for orthopedic research. The center has equipped with state-of-the art histology, MicroCT and imaging facilities. In addition, institutional core facilities, which include state-of-the-art multiphoton imaging core and genomics core are also available. The Center is supported by NIH funded T32 and P30 programs, providing exceptional educational and academic training in musculoskeletal research. Center for Musculoskeletal Research is comprised of a highly integrated faculty from a variety of departments, offering many opportunities for collaboration and career advancement.