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How to Apply

Applicants should submit a CV and the names of 3 references to rhimacol@umich.edu.

Job Summary

A post-doctoral position is available for the CHaR (Cartilage Healing and Regeneration) lab in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan.  The lab's focus is the design of biosynthetic microenvironments for the purposes of mechanistic studies in cartilage organogenesis to improve cartilage engineering strategies.  The fellow will use systems biology principles to evaluate the effects of microenvironmental parameters on stem cell differentiation and maturation using cartilage tissue engineering as a model system.  Specifically, a novel pre-chondrogenic stem cell niche in a high through-put format will be used to conduct transcriptomic and proteomic analysis of the cues that regulate chondrocyte formation and maturation.  Pathway analysis will identify novel methods to regulate stem cell behavior for cartilage tissue engineering applications.

Responsibilities*

Techniques to be performed include real time PCR, gene silencing, viral transduction, and immunodetection methods including co-IP.  The applicant will learn the system analysis tools necessary to build dynamic transcriptomic and proteomic pathways.

Required Qualifications*

Must have a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Life Sciences or related fields.  Applicants with the skills in designing and performing mammalian cell culture experiments as well as extensive molecular biology expertise are preferred.

Additional Information

Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.