Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Spinal Fusion Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is seeking a motivated post-doctoral fellow with experience in bone biology, mesenchymal stem cell biology, animal models and/or tissue engineering. We have several ongoing projects studying novel therapies for improving spinal fusion outcomes, including delivery of various growth factors and biological agents, stem cell-based therapies, and tissue engineering approaches. Our laboratory is also interested in problems concerning overall spine health. In particular, we aim to investigate therapies for improving vertebral bone quality in patients with conditions such as osteoporosis that may require future spinal fusion procedures.
The ideal candidate would have experience with cell culture techniques, molecular biology techniques, animal handling, microscopy, histology, and immunohistochemistry. Bone research experience, tissue engineering research experience, and/or experience with animal surgery would be an asset. Ability to work in a team and an excellent command of English reading, writing and communication are required.
Applicants must have a PhD in biology, the medical sciences, biomedical engineering or related fields and should have a relevant publication/scientific presentation history.
Applicants should send a detailed CV, a publication list, description of past research experience, as well as contact details for three references via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.