A Postdoctoral Research Associate is needed for a National Institutes of Health funded research project led by a senior investigator examining basic mechanisms of how redox signaling regulates cell senescence and the senescence associated secretory phenotype in joint tissue cells including articular chondrocytes. This position will be housed in the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center under the direction of Dr. Richard Loeser. The research involves basic cell culture studies for direct analysis of cell senescence and signaling proteins as well as studies in a mouse model of osteoarthritis. The research will be conducted in a vibrant lab that takes a team approach to promote interaction with other postdoctoral research associates, students, and technicians as well as collaborating investigators.
PhD or similar doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences.
Experience in cell culture and basic cell and molecular biology techniques in the area of intracellular signaling. The ideal candidate will also have experience in the field of redox biology and/or cell senescence.
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Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas... of patient care, education, and research.
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