Brownfield Lab at Mayo Clinic – Center for Regenerative Medicine
A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Douglas Brownfield at the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. Spanning the departments of Biochemistry, Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, as well as Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, the lab takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding lung development and repair to improve treatment of pulmonary disease. Studies focus on 1) uncovering mechanisms (molecular and biophysical) critical to proper lung construction, 2) investigating the cellular and molecular origins of pulmonary diseases (such as Pulmonary Fibrosis and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia), and 3) engineering lung cell and tissue models for drug screening and transplantation. Techniques commonly used by the group include single-cell transcriptomics, genetically engineered mouse models, 3D organotypic culture, confocal microscopy, and design/generation of AAVs/Lentiviruses.
Candidates must possess a recent PhD, MD, or MD/PhD with a strong background in cellular/molecular biology, biophysics, or bioengineering. Candidates must be highly motivated, well organized, technically proficient, critically minded, and able to work independently but collaboratively with others. Extra consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following techniques: Optical Tweezers/AFM, scRNAseq, mouse pulmonary procedures, organotypic culture models, multiplex RNA ISH, FACS, photoablation/conjugation, microfabrication, CRISPR.
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