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Postdoctoral Research Associate Opportunity

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Laboratory of Human Biomimetics
Saint Petersburg, Florida (US)
Starting salary $56,000-$64,000 + benefits
Closing date
Apr 15, 2023

The Laboratory of Human Biomimetics at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Institute for Fundamental Biomedical Research in St. Petersburg, Florida, is looking to hire multiple postdoctoral associates. 

The focus of the group, led by Dr. Martin Trapecar, is the exploration of the fundamental origins of immunometabolic diseases, such as IBD, metabolic syndrome, and neurodegenerative disorders. The group is developing advanced multiorgan microphysiological systems (organs-on-chips) and uses tissue engineering and systems biology tools to recreate patient-specific models of diseases. Please consult for further information. 

An ideal candidate will have strong conceptual and practical experience in at least three areas: stem cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, neurobiology, bioengineering, and systems biology. The tissues and organs that the lab is particularly interested in are mucosal tissue and liver, pancreatic, neuronal, and adipose tissue. Standard techniques used in the lab are cell culturing (primary cells, organoids, iPS cells), flow cytometry and cell sorting, generation, and analysis of transcriptomic as well as metabolomic data (Chipseq, single-cell RNAseq and others), confocal microscopy, multiplexed cytokine/chemokine analysis (ELISAs, Luminex) and use of bioengineered tools like multiorgan microphysiological system platforms and 3D bioprinting to study human multiorgan interactions. 

Successful candidates must be capable of working in highly multidisciplinary research teams and have a demonstrated track record of success in independent scientific research. Strong applicants will exhibit significant basic science understanding, scientific rigor, motivation, and an ability to originate, carry out, and publish crucial original research in collaboration with their JHU mentors. Strong written and verbal English language skills are required.

The rapidly growing new Institute for Fundamental Biomedical Research is part of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine ecosystem. It represents a superbly equipped research environment that aims to connect fundamental and clinical researchers to solve some of the most significant medical challenges. Trainees and postdoctoral scientists have full access to resources available at the main JHU Baltimore campus and are strongly encouraged to participate in JHU-wide activities and collaborations. The lab and institute are fully committed to the candidate’s career development and path to independence. 

St. Petersburg offers an excellent quality of life in terms of affordability, pristine nature, proximity to Tampa bay’s international airport, and vibrant cultural life. 

If interested in the position, please submit a CV and brief description of scientific interests to

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