Postdoctoral Position to Study Bone Tissue Vascularization at University of Rochester

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  • Postdoctoral Position to Study Bone Tissue Vascularization at University of Rochester
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Rochester, New York


A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the center for musculoskeletal research at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. We are seeking for a highly motivated scientist to join the NIH funded research programs studying bone tissue vascularization and bone regeneration. The research program centers on cellular and molecular mechanisms that orchestrate osteogenesis and angiogenesis during bone tissue repair and regeneration. The research program integrates bone tissue engineering, vascular biology, and skeletal biology with emphasis on blood vessel specification in bone regeneration. The successful candidate will work with a team of scientists to study bone progenitor cell interaction with angiogenic cells utilizing genetic, imaging and engineering approaches. The candidate will have access to cutting-edge imaging, genetic and engineering models to understanding mechanism of bone repair and regeneration. Mouse models of bone tissue regeneration will be used in the study.
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Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

• MD and/or Ph.D. in a relevant field and have training in cell and molecular biology, biomedical engineering, genetics and/or bone biology.
• Commitment to research on musculoskeletal system.
• Experience in molecular biology, vascular biology, flow cytometry, tissue engineering, mouse work including survival surgeries, histology/immunohistochemistry, confocal and multiphoton imaging.
• Candidates with experience in flow cytometry, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and micro-CT will receive special consideration.
• A strong publication track record with written and verbal communication skills.
• Prepared to collaborate on multidisciplinary research projects.
• The ability to supervise research trainees and/or technicians.
• The ability to communicate effectively with faculty, postdoc and students of all levels.

Featured Publications:

Schilling et al. NAD(P)H autofluorescence lifetime imaging enables single cell analyses of cellular metabolism of osteoblasts in vitro and in vivo via two-photon microscopy.; Bone. 2021 Nov 12.
Zhai Y et al. Spatiotemporal blood vessel specification at the osteogenesis and angiogenesis interface of biomimetic nanofiber-enabled bone tissue engineering.; Biomaterials; Vol 276. 2021 Jul 26.
Schilling et al. Electrospun Fiber Mesh for High-Resolution Measurements of Oxygen Tension in Cranial Bone Defect Repair.; ACS applied materials & interfaces; Vol 11(37). 2019 Sep 18.
Wang et al. Layer-by-layer nanofiber-enabled engineering of biomimetic periosteum for bone repair and reconstruction.; Biomaterials; Vol 182. 2018 Jan.

Something about the PI: Center for Musculoskeletal Research at University of Rochester consists of over 20 highly interactive research laboratories that focus on many facets of disease and health concerns of musculoskeletal system. The successful candidate will benefit from ongoing collaborations with a wide range of basic science and translational research as well as various career development and training opportunities for preparation of an independent research career in academia and industry.

Salary: NIH standard
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