A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Dongsu Park in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and the Center for Skeletal Medicine and Biology. Seeking a highly motivated researcher interested in studying NIH-funded musculoskeletal biology, specifically stem cells responsible for bone regeneration and repair and their regulatory mechanism in bone and bone marrow diseases. The laboratory utilizes multiple approaches including genetic mouse models and advanced live-animal imaging technology to track and define stem/progenitor cells and their microenvironmental cells. On-going projects focus on the fundamental questions about the identity and function of stem/progenitor cells in musculoskeletal tissue regeneration and repair in vivo, and their intrinsic and microevironmental mechanisms that regulate degenerative bone diseases and cancer bone metastasis. Opportunity to work at the interface of basic stem cell research and cutting-edge imaging technology in a collaborative and stimulating environment.
Required: PhD in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology or related field.