Postdoctoral fellow position in musculoskeletal research - Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Cleveland Clinic [Institute/Department]
The Lefebvre laboratory in the Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute is seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow committed to a dynamic career in musculoskeletal and translational research.
The fellow will drive a new project focusing on molecular mechanisms controlling the identity, self-renewal, and differentiation potential of skeletal stem cells. The project will test the hypothesis that the SOXC transcription factors have key roles in these cells, similar to those of SOX2 in pluripotent stem cells. It will make use of cutting-edge approaches in vivo and in vitro, including mouse genetic models and next-generation sequencing of RNA and immunoprecipitated chromatin (RNA-seq and ChIP-seq). It is anticipated that new findings will help uncover mechanisms underlying human skeletal diseases, including osteoporosis, and will help develop novel approaches to prevent and treat these diseases. Thus, successful accomplishment of the project will allow the fellow to launch a promising research career in stem cell and molecular genetics relevant to inherited and acquired human skeletal diseases.
Expertise in at least one of the following areas is desired: bone biology, stem cell biology, mouse models, and high-throughput sequencing approaches for RNA and chromatin.
Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. degree in biological sciences and a strong publication record in top-tier scientific journals. They should demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English and in communicating scientific research findings accurately and efficiently. First-rate interpersonal and organizational skills are also recommended.
The Lerner Research Institute participates in multiple career-development programs for trainees and provides an exceptionally interactive and front-line scientific environment with state-of-the-art research core facilities. The Cleveland Clinic recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
Interested candidates should send a CV, a description of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to Dr. Veronique Lefebvre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please send your curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references to [Name of Contact Person]