Skeletal Biology Postdoctoral Fellow
A postdoctoral position is immediately available in Dr. Ling Qin’s laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. The project is to study bone metabolism and stem cell biology with a focus on interactions among bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell maintenance, bone remodeling, and angiogenesis using innovative approaches. This NIH-funded research laboratory seeks to combine studies on fundamental mechanisms of cell function with translational medicine approaches to treat skeletal diseases. We use a combination of molecular, biochemical, imaging techniques, and animal models to investigate the molecular mechanisms by which hormones and growth factors regulate bone metabolism and skeletal development under normal and pathological conditions. For more information about Qin group and McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, a dynamic and collaborative research environment, please visit https://www.med.upenn.edu/orl/qinlab/index.shtml
The candidate must be self-motivated and have strong background in standard molecular and biological techniques, cell culture, and animal models. Previous experience in bone biology is preferred but not required. The position requires the ability to lead projects and work cooperatively with others, carry out and troubleshoot experiments, and assist in grant and manuscript writing.
Please email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to: Ling Qin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 424A Stemmler Hall, 36th Street and Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, firstname.lastname@example.org