Postdoctoral Position, Molecular Biology, Translational Science, Penn State University

Penn State College of Medicine
Salary commensurate with experience
April 15 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Position, Molecular Biology, Translational Science,

Penn State University

A postdoctoral scholar position is immediately available in the lab of Dr. Reyad Elbarbary at the Penn State College of Medicine. 

Dr. Elbarbary’s lab combines basic RNA biology and translational musculoskeletal research (relevant publications include Khajuria el al. Bone 2020; Le Bleu et al. Anal Biochem 2017; Elbarbary et al. Science 2017; Elbarbary et al. Genes Dev 2017, Elbarbary et al. Science 2016). 

The lab’s primary focus is to identify mechanisms of obesity-induced metabolic dysfunctions, and to define the molecular basis of obesity/type 2 diabetes-associated bone diseases and impaired bone regeneration. 

Research in Dr. Elbarbary’s lab utilizes cell culture, mouse models, and human clinical samples. The lab employs state-of-the-art techniques in the fields of RNA biology, bone biology, and osteoimmunology. 

We are seeking a creative, career-driven candidate to join our group. Candidates must hold a PhD. A Strong publication record and significant experimental training in molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetic mouse models are required. Experience in bone biology, obesity or diabetes murine models, immunology, or bioinformatics is a plus.

Dr. Elbarbary’s lab is a part of the Center for Orthopaedic Research and Translational Science (CORTS) in PSCOM. The successful candidate will benefit from the collaborative scientific environment in CORTS as well as the technical expertise of its members. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a current CV, a brief personal statement, and the contacts of three references to or

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