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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 in the CHaR (Cartilage Healing and Regeneration) lab in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. The project’s focus is the design of synthetic gene circuits to regulate the maturation of chondrogenic stem cells for tissue engineering applications. We have successfully engineered a circuit that responds to transcription factor activity in progenitor cells. A highly motivated applicant will optimize this system through modeling, demonstrate the utility of the system in engineering cartilaginous tissues in vitro and in vivo repair of cartilaginous defects. This is a novel and rapidly growing area at the forefront of tissue regeneration. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to make a significant impact in this field. 

Responsibilities*

Techniques to be performed include PCR real time, cloning, DNA electrophoresis, Western blotting, Primer Design, and Sequence Alignment. The applicant will learn the systems biology tools necessary to build mathematical models of stem cell differentiation models to identify key pathways that regulate stem cell fate and maturation.

Required Qualifications*

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.