Postdoctoral Position

Employer
Uconn Health
Location
Farmington, Connecticut (US)
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
January 07 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

A postdoctoral position in the Departments of Medicine and Orthopaedics at UConn Health, Farmington, Connecticut is available to study osteoimmunology: the interactions of bone and immune cells

Osteoclasts are the only cells that can efficiently resorb (remove) bone. Accelerated production of osteoclasts produces diseases of low bone mass, like osteoporosis, which have significant morbidity. Osteoclasts originate from a myeloid precursor cell that also gives rise to macrophages and dendritic cells. Our laboratory studies the role that immune and skeletal cells play in regulating osteoclast formation and activity. We seek to identify differences in the origins, phenotype and activity of osteoclasts that form in homeostasis from those that form during inflammation or other disease states. The lab is also investigating novel therapies for osteoporosis, which utilize unique, anti-inflammatory signaling pathways in osteoclasts.

A competitive salary and an excellent work environment are offered. Funding is through a recently awarded NIH grant and guaranteed for 4 years. We are particularly interested to hire highly motivated individuals with a background in immunology and/or skeletal biology. Please send a CV and the names of three references to:

Joseph Lorenzo, M.D.

Director, Bone Biology Research
MC: 4037
UConn Health

263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-4037
Email: jlorenzo@uchc.edu 

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.

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