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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Regulation of Hematopoiesis

Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio (US)
commensurate with experience (starts at NIH scale)
Closing date
Feb 1, 2022

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A fully funded 4-year postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Lucas Lab in the Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to investigate how different microanatomical niches in the bone marrow regulate blood cell production in homeostasis and after transplantation. We want to understand how stem and progenitor cells engraft in the bone marrow and translate our findings to patients. This project builds on our unique imaging of hematopoiesis (see Nature. 2021 Feb;590(7846):457-462) and the extraordinary hematology environment at Cincinnati Children’s. The Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology Division is one of the leading research programs on normal hematopoiesis and malignant blood diseases in the US. The fellow will:

  • Participate in funded research projects and assist the laboratory in obtaining additional funding.
  • Design, conduct, and interpret experiments to dissect how the bone marrow functions during homeostasis, how hematopoietic stem cells and progenitors engraft in the bone marrow, and what are the anatomical structures regulating hematopoiesis the bone marrow
  • Perform high-dimensional data analyses of spatial information in the bone marrow.
  • Present findings at National and International meetings and write manuscripts

The ideal candidate:

  • Possesses a PhD or equivalent in hematology, immunology, cancer biology, developmental biology, or related field.
  • Willingness in working with vertebrates (mus musculus) is required.
  • Will have outstanding oral and written communication skills

Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing their background and interest in the position, a CV including bibliography, and contact information for at least three references to:

Contact: Daniel Lucas, Ph.D.                                       Email Address:  


Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation

Cincinnati Children’s is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members, that collaborate across disciplines to address some of the biggest challenges we face in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our team of faculty, postdocs and support staff to explore the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant breakthroughs. We are driven by our mission to improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.
Post-doctoral research fellows at Cincinnati Children’s are valued for their unique interests and strengths, and are supported by our strong programming for post-docs through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development. Mentoring, support for international students, and an emphasis on crafting high-quality grant proposals are only a few of the features that set our program apart. Cincinnati Children’s is a respected part of the broader, and very vibrant, Cincinnati community. With a thriving arts scene, numerous festivals celebrating music and food, a passionate fan following for our college and professional sports teams, and a variety of outdoor activities, our region is truly a great place to work and live.

To apply online go to: and search for job (requisition) number 126633.

For further information about working at CCHMC, please contact the Postdoc recruiter: Uma Sivaprasad, Ph.D. –

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution

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