This postdoctoral research associate position is in the area of cartilage biology, including developmental and disease mechanisms, stem cell differentiation, and tissue engineering models. The candidate will be responsible for performing experiments using primary chondrocytes, adult and induced pluripotent stem cells, and transgenic animal models. Analysis will involve techniques in biochemistry, molecular biology, tissue culture, flow cytometry, biological imaging, and genomics. The candidate should be highly motivated, have a strong work ethic, have demonstrated independence, and have a strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology, and/or cell biology. Experience with mouse genetic models and confocal microscopy is desirable. Candidates are expected to contribute to laboratory upkeep and animal husbandry, as well as contribute positively to the intellectual and social environment of the lab. Applications must include a brief cover letter, c.v., a one-page description of your significant research accomplishments, a 300 word abstract describing an empirical approach to a question in cartilage biology that interests you, and contact information for three referees that can comment on your intellectual and technical abilities.
A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond. As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, a...nd to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,700 students in more than two dozen programs. Our primary care program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our physician assistant program was ranked ninth. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country. Major Units: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, College of Public Health, Graduate College, College of Allied Health Professions, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute.