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Postdoctoral researcher position in University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Closing date
Feb 9, 2022

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A postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available in a highly dynamic interdisciplinary laboratory in University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, studying the role of ciliary genes and signaling in bone metabolism and diseases.

Proposed studies focus on the role of ciliary genes in stem cell homeostasis and bone and cartilage development and diseases. Studies involve in vivo assessment cell lineage and stem cell commitment and bone cell activity using gene knockout mouse models. The successful candidate must be highly motivated with strong research capabilities and ability to design and carry out experiments with a high level of independence. This individual will also assist the PI in training new lab members and writing research manuscripts and documents.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have a recent PhD or equivalent degree in Biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and/or bone biology with background in cell signaling and knockout mouse models. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required. A strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals is desired. Research experience in bone biology and bioinformatic analysis is encouraged, but not essential.

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a brief statement of research interests and accomplishments and three references' contacts by email to:

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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