Postdoctoral Scholar in the laboratory of Todd McDevitt

San Francisco, California
Starting $50,440
February 15 2017
Position Type
Full Time

A post-doctoral position is immediately available in the McDevitt Laboratory for Engineering Stem Cell Technologies at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, CA. This opening is for a newly funded project that examines the potential of excitatory spinal interneurons differentiated from human pluripotent stem cells as a novel regenerative cell therapy to treat spinal cord injury (SCI). This individual would be primarily responsible for conducting and analyzing cell transplantation studies in a mouse model of SCI as well as in vitro screening studies to optimize directed differentiation methods. This project is part of the overall focus of the laboratory to engineer novel technologies that translate the therapeutic potential of stem cells into viable products for regenerative medicine applications. We are seeking a highly qualified, motivated and talented individual with relevant interests and background expertise to join our interdisciplinary team of researchers.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in bioengineering and/or a related biomedical science field and a solid track record of research productivity evidenced by multiple publications in quality peer-reviewed journals. Prior experience in stem cell culture and differentiation, cell transplantation, neuroscience, histological analysis and microscopy is strongly preferred. Previous experience with pluripotent stem cell culture, small animal models of SCI, molecular biology and/or genomic analysis would be very beneficial. In addition to strong communication skills, the ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team is necessary to facilitate local and external collaborations with other laboratories.

Please submit a CV including at least 3 references and cover letter describing background experience and future interests to: